Rankings
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Player Display Name: 
Malachi Dupre

Wide receiver
School: LSU | Conference: SEC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2.5 / 196 | 40: 4.52 | DRAFT YR:2017

Rankings

Grade
3.53
Projected Round
4th
Bio: 
Two-year starter who led LSU with 41 receptions and 593 receiving yards and tied for the team lead with three touchdowns as a junior in 2016. Led the Tigers in all three stats in 2015, making 43 catches for 698 yards and six scores. Ranked second on the team with 318 receiving yards and five touchdowns as a true freshman in 2014 with a team-leading 22.7 yards per reception on 14 catches.
Pos: 
Explosive, game-changing receiver coming off a disappointing campaign. Smooth, easily adjusts to the errant throw and makes a lot of acrobatic receptions. Displays a sense of timing and anticipation, gets vertical in a crowd and exposes himself to the big hit in order to come away with the pass. Plays with a degree of quickness, shows himself as a true deep threat and makes the difficult over-the-shoulder reception in stride. Flashes strong hands and the ability to pluck the ball from the air. Works to separate from opponents, comes back to the ball and displays solid hand-eye coordination.
Neg: 
Must improve his overall route-running, as he lacks quickness into breaks and tends to round off routes. Very inconsistent last season and dropped too many catchable throws. Has a thin build and may struggle in battles.
Analysis: 
After his sophomore season of 2015, I graded Dupre as a potential first-round choice, but for a variety of reasons his play took a step back last year. He possesses the underlying size, skill and upside potential to be a dominant pass catcher at the next level but must get his game back on track.