By: Steve Johnson
Andy Isabella, WR, Massachusetts
5’8 3/4″ 188lbs
29 3/4″ arms. 8 3/8″ hands.
4.31 40 36.5″ Vert 121″ Broad Jump. 15 Bench Reps
6.95 3 Cone Drill 4.15 20 Yard Shuttle
2015: 10 games. 2 rec, 7 yards. 3 att, 28 yards
2016: 12 games. 62 rec, 801 yards, 7 TDs. 12 att, 100 yards
2017: 12 games. 65 rec, 1020 yards, 10 TDs. 14 att, 135 yards, 1 TD
2018: 12 games. 102 rec, 1698 yards, 13 TDs. 11 att, 79 yards, 1 TD
Misc. Stats: 23 KR for 443 yards; 9 rec, 77 yards
Accolades: 2018 Consensus All-American, Reeses Senior Bowl North Team MVP, Biletnikoff Award Finalist
History: Unrecruited from Mayfield, OH. Also ran track.
Strengths: Track star, beat Browns CB Denzel Ward in High School Track. Not just a burner, elite agility as well. Natural, smooth runner, with quick feet. Accelerates quickly, had a 1.47 10 yard split at the combine. Can take a bubble screen to the house at any moment. Good open field runner. Built well, stronger with the football than you’d expect from a guy his size. Can break some tackles, and has plus vision. Has shown the ability to track the deep ball. Has made good reads on balls over his shoulder. Highly productive.
Weaknesses: Size is an obvious issue, short with small hands and short arms. Too many body catches. Appears to have just average hands. Did not match up against top competition often. Will need to be lined up off the line of scrimmage to prevent press coverage at the next level. Can be pushed around throughout his routes. Short arms will hurt him getting separation.
Overview: More than just a gadget player, Isabella has legit deep speed and great acceleration. He’s shown the ability to track the ball and has plus leaping ability, despite his lack of size. The size is what limits him to Y or Z duties at the next level, to prevent getting stacked at the line of scrimmage. He’s a legit playmaker day one, but will need some time getting adjusted.
Draft Projection: Late 3rd Round
Phanaddict Draft Grade: 5.60
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