Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Marcell Ateman

Wide receiver
School: Oklahoma State | Conference: BIG 12
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-4.5 / 216 | 40: 4.60 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.68
Projected Round
3rd
Bio: 
Three-year starter who earned Second Team All-Big 12 honors and caught 59 passes for 1,156 yards and eight touchdowns in 2017 to earn an invitation to the Senior Bowl. Missed the 2016 season and redshirted after undergoing foot surgery. Made 45 receptions for 766 yards and five TDs as a junior. Combined to make 42 catches for 544 yards in his first two seasons at Oklahoma State.
Pos: 
Tall, game-controlling receiver who comes off a terrific campaign. Effectively uses his hands to separate from defenders, comes back to the ball and uses his frame to shield away opponents. Adjusts to errant throws, exposes himself to big hits to come away with receptions and makes difficult grabs with defenders draped on him. Solid hands catcher. Nicely makes deep over-the-shoulder receptions in stride. Gets vertical over defenders and grabs the ball at its highest point. Effective blocker.
Neg: 
Poor route runner who rounds off breaks and doesn’t separate upon exit. Lacks burst and a second gear.
Analysis: 
Ateman is a good-looking athlete and underrated receiver with high upside. He nicely projects as a No. 2 receiver at the next level and only needs to develop the finer points of his position before he’ll be NFL-ready.