Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Steve Ishmael

Wide receiver
School: Syracuse | Conference: ACC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1.5 / 208 | 40: 4.55 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.23
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Three-year starter who earned First Team All-ACC honors and led the conference with 105 receptions and 1,347 receiving yards in 2017 while scoring seven touchdowns. Caught 48 passes for 559 yards and one touchdown as a junior. Made 39 receptions for 570 yards and seven scores in 2015. Started five games as a true freshman and caught 27 passes for 415 yards and three TDs.
Pos: 
Nice-sized, game-controlling receiver who consistently comes away with difficult grabs. Quickly releases off the line of scrimmage, uses his hands to separate from defenders and nicely adjusts to errant throws. Comes back to the ball, lays out for difficult receptions and extends to snatch passes away from his frame. Competes to come away with the catch in a crowd and exposes himself to big hits. Tracks the pass in the air and displays solid focus and concentration.
Neg: 
One-speed wideout with marginal burst. Average run-after-catch skill. Average size for a possession wideout.
Analysis: 
Ishmael displayed consistent progress throughout his career and comes off an incredibly productive campaign which has vaulted him into late-round consideration. He has athletic limitations, but his ability to catch everything thrown in his direction is enticing.