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WR Steve Ishmael NFL Draft Profile

WR Steve Ishmael

As a Jersey guy, I look in on all of the college games when teams from the region (Rutgers, Syracuse, Penn State, Maryland and Pitt) play and at the beginning of this season Steve Ishmael put up stats and made plays that caught my attention. After looking at games and video clips here is my breakdown Strengths: Physicality. Steve Ishmael catches passes in crowds through contact and shows a wide catch radius. At 6’2”, 209 Ishmael doesn’t get manhandled by defensive backs and uses his body when positioning for jump balls. Excellent hands. Once he gets his mitts on the ball it rarely hits the ground. In the video below, you can see Ishmael creating space with a subtle nudge against Tavarus McFadden beginning at the 18-second mark: Weaknesses: Speed and system. I will agree that Ishmael doesn’t run like Tyreke Hill but he always provides an area for the quarterback to deliver the ball and I will remain optimistic that he can run a decent 40. As for the system, Coach Dino Babers runs a variation of Art Briles’ offense with fourRead More

WR/KR Janarion Grant NFL Draft Profile

Janarion Grant

JANARION GRANT – WR/KR – RUTGERS DOB – NOV 20 1993 Height – 5’10” Weight – 174 lbs Strengths: Rutgers WR/KR Janarion Grant is an interesting NFL prospect due to his injury concerns. In 2015 Grant was one of the nation’s most explosive players with four touchdowns coming via return (3 kickoffs and a punt). His ability to stop, make moves, and then accelerate separated Grant from other returners that season. Elite level shiftiness makes Grant a natural for the slot at the next level. Janarion reeled in 35 passes in 2015, and 20 passes in four games the following season. Grant will get a look due to the NFL success of current NFL receivers Kenny Britt, Mohamed Sanu, Leonte Carroo, and Brandon Coleman that all played at Rutgers. Weaknesses: Injuries and circumstance. The state of the Rutgers passing game hinders Grant’s opportunities as does his injury issues. The WR missed eight games in 2016 and three so far in 2017. In 2017 Grant needs to show consistency out of the slot but opportunities have been limited. Grant ranks secondRead More