Jacksonville Jaguars under-the-radar prospects: Wide receivers
A wide receiver isn’t super high up on the Jacksonville Jaguar’s list of needs. But it would be lucrative to add some more receiving depth through the 2021 NFL Draft. The wide receiver draft class is a fairly deep one but several prospects are often being overlooked.
Jaguars under-the-radar wide receiver prospects
Dyami Brown, North Carolina
Dyami Brown deserves more recognition as he’s one of the more sound wide receiver prospects in this draft. He had over 2,000 receiving yards and 21 touchdowns in three years at the University of North Carolina. The majority of his production came in 2019 and 2020, where he had 1,000 receiving yards in each season.
Brown was a true deep threat for the Tar Heels and his skill set should translate smoothly to the NFL level. He’s a good route-runner, has good speed, release, and strong hands. While Brown won’t purely beat defensive backs with speed, he can adjust his body to the point of the catch and utilizes double moves well.
Amon-Ra St. Brown, USC
Amon-Ra St. Brown will soon join his brother Equanimeous St. Brown as a wide receiver in the National Football League. St. Brown had a solid college football at the University of Southern California. He had 2,270 receiving yards and 16 total touchdowns. 1,042 of those yards and six of those touchdowns were just in 2019 alone.
While St. Brown has a smaller frame but makes for it with his play style. He’s a refined route runner who knows how to change up his tempo to catch defenders off guard. St. Brown can sink his hips to get in and out of breaks. He has good ball tracking ability and body adjustment but can sometimes drop passes due to concentration issues.
Sage Surratt, Wake Forest
Sage Surratt had an incredibly strong 1,000 yard, 11 touchdowns, 2019 season. He eventually opted out of the 2020 season due to the impact of COVID-19 and decided to prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft. Surratt has a natural catching ability and can box out defenders with ease. He’s a physical receiver who will be beneficial as a boundary kind of player in the NFL.