By: Steve Johnson
Terry McLaurin, WR, Ohio St.
6’0 1/8″ 209lbs
31 1/2″ arms. 9 1/8″ hands.
4.35 40 37.5″ Vert 125″ Broad Jump. 18 Bench Reps
7.01 3 Cone Drill 4.15 20 Yard Shuttle
2015: 13 games.
2016: 13 games. 11 rec, 114 yards, 2 TDs
2017: 13 games. 29 rec, 436 yards, 6 TDs
2018: 12 games. 35 rec, 701 yards, 11 TDs
Accolades: 2019 Senior Bowl,
History: Four-star recruit from Indianapolis. 2013 Indiana Mr. Football at Cathedral High School. Led his team to the 2013 Indiana 5A state championship, after winning three consecutive Class 4A titles between 2010-12.
Strengths: Excellent speed. Eats up yards in a hurry and can take the top off the coverage. Great short area quickness, has quick feet that helps him beat his man off the LOS. Can stop and start with elite quickness throughout his routes. Has shown the ability to track the ball over his shoulder. Finds the endzone a lot, scored on 19 of his 75 career receptions. Really impressed athletically at the Combine. Stood out throughout the week and performed well (4 rec, 53 yards) at the Senior Bowl. Special teams experience, excellent gunner, who can at minimum contribute immediate there.
Weaknesses: Route running is not refined on tape, although he has tremendous upside there. Is not a guy that is going to go up and get it. Ball skills are limited. Not a natural ball plucker. Allows the ball to come into his body too often. Doesn’t possess great play strength, can get pushed around in the run game. Seems disinterested at times run blocking, choosing to watch the RB do his thing rather than get involved.
Overview: Good size and great speed, McLaurin is an excellent athlete. As cliche as it sounds, he’s going to be a better pro than he was a college player, and is an ascending talent. Showed some really impressive and improved route running in 1v1 drills at the Senior Bowl practice, making you wonder if he’s really worked on that part of his game during the Draft process. He has immediate impact potential, whether that’s in the slot or as a Z receiver. He’s a guy that is going to go earlier than most people think.
Draft Projection: Late 2nd Round
Phanaddict Draft Grade: 5.8
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