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Offline LMG

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Pick #174, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, South Florida
« on: April 28, 2018, 12:52:38 PM »

Three-year starter who transferred to USF after two seasons at NC State. Set a school record with 879 receiving yards on a team-high 53 catches with six touchdowns and earned an invite to the NFLPA Bowl in 2017. Tied for the team lead with five touchdowns as a junior, catching 22 passes for 415 yards. Combined for 44 receptions, 538 yards and one touchdown in his two seasons with the Wolfpack, which included 10 starts as a sophomore.

Nice-sized receiver coming off a career campaign. Fluid, smooth and plays with both focus and concentration. Extends his hands to offer the quarterback a target, displays both soft and strong hands and consistently snatches the ball cleanly away from his frame. Makes difficult catches in a crowd, uses his frame to shield away defenders and works to make himself an available target. Strong running after the catch, possesses solid speed for his size and gives effort blocking.

One-speed receiver with limited quickness and burst. Marginally productive until his senior campaign.

Poorly rated by scouts prior to his senior season, Valdes-Scantling took his game to another level and went from street free agent to late-round prospect. He’s the quintessential possession receiver who does the little things well and should be an asset as a fifth wideout.

Projected Round 4

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At 6-foot-5, 209 pounds, Valdes-Scantling finished his college career with 119 receptions for 1,832 yards and 12 touchdowns in 48 games (35 starts). A transfer from NC State in 2015,
Valdes-Scantling set a USF record with 879 receiving yards on a team-high 53 receptions during his senior year.

He ran a 4.37-second time in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine and possesses 10¼-inch hands



Marquez Valdes-Scantling is a very raw player, but has some good upside. He's a player Al Davis would've liked as a height-weight-speed guy. He could be a good player one day, or he could be a flop. Sounds like a fifth-round pick to me.

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Valdes-Scantling has the second gear to run down the deep ball and take the top off the coverage. He grades out as a sub-package receiver with the size-speed combination to add a vertical threat to an offense.

Few players in the draft can match the speed of former South Florida WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling.

« Last Edit: April 28, 2018, 03:55:32 PM by LMG »
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Re: Pick #174, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, South Florida
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2018, 01:07:55 PM »
Big guy who can take the top off a defense.

Something this board has been screeeeeeeeaming for for a loooooong time.  ;D

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Re: Pick #174, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, South Florida
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2018, 10:20:40 PM »
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