Darren Page, DLD Lead Scout
When I scout a receiver, there are 3 general qualities I look for that make up a multi-dimensional receiver who’s able to make plays in all situations and be a difference-making piece of an NFL offense.
1. Does the receiver have the athletic ability to consistently separate from NFL defensive backs and be available for his quarterback at a high rate? Does he have the skills to get a clean release against press coverage as well as the ability to run crisp and efficient routes?
2. Does the receiver have the strength, concentration, and hands to fight for the football in the air and make contested catches in traffic in times when he’s unable to get open?
3. Does the receiver have the instinctive and athletic ability to elude tacklers and make extra yardage after the catch