Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Marquez Valdes-Scantling

Wide receiver
School: South Florida | Conference: AAC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-4 / 206 | 40: 4.37 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.54
Projected Round
4th
Bio: 
Three-year starter who transferred to USF after two seasons at NC State. Set a school record with 879 receiving yards on a team-high 53 catches with six touchdowns and earned an invite to the NFLPA Bowl in 2017. Tied for the team lead with five touchdowns as a junior, catching 22 passes for 415 yards. Combined for 44 receptions, 538 yards and one touchdown in his two seasons with the Wolfpack, which included 10 starts as a sophomore.
Pos: 
Nice-sized receiver coming off a career campaign. Fluid, smooth and plays with both focus and concentration. Extends his hands to offer the quarterback a target, displays both soft and strong hands and consistently snatches the ball cleanly away from his frame. Makes difficult catches in a crowd, uses his frame to shield away defenders and works to make himself an available target. Strong running after the catch, possesses solid speed for his size and gives effort blocking.
Neg: 
One-speed receiver with limited quickness and burst. Marginally productive until his senior campaign.
Analysis: 
Poorly rated by scouts prior to his senior season, Valdes-Scantling took his game to another level and went from street free agent to late-round prospect. He’s the quintessential possession receiver who does the little things well and should be an asset as a fifth wideout.