Draft Profile: BioBryce Ford-Wheaton from Holly Springs High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Ford-Wheaton opted to join West Virginia.
In 2018 as a freshman Ford-Wheaton saw action in just 2 games for the Mountaineers as he made no receptions for no yards for an average of 0.0 yards per reception, with no TDs, and only QB rating when targeted of 39.6.
As a sophomore in 2019 he played 11 games and had only 12 catches for 201 yards for an average of 16.8 yards per catch, with 2 TDs, and an impressive QB rating when targeted of 111.0.
As a junior in 2020 he played 9 games and hauled in a decent 27 catches for a decent 416 yards for an average of 15.4 yards per catch, with 3 TDs, and a decent QB rating when targeted of 83.6.
As a senior in 2021 he played 12 games and had a decent 42 catches for a decent 575 yards for an average of 13.7 yards per catch, 3 TDs, and an impressive QB rating when targeted of 95.4.
As a fifth year senior in 2022 he played 12 games and had an impressive 62 catches for a decent 675 yards for an average of 10.9 yards per catch, 7 TDs, and a decent QB rating when targeted of 76.5.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Ford-Wheaton runs precise routes, showing an innate feel for setting up defensive backs to create separation.
- He’s also a catch-and-run threat, a creative runner who has good vision in the open field; he’ll be an option to return kicks as well.
- Made Bruce Feldman's Freak's List - ranked #68. He wrote, "At 6-3 1/4, 224, Ford-Wheaton puts up some big numbers in the training program. He vertical-jumped 40 inches, broad-jumped 10-8; had a 4.02 pro agility time and went 6.68 in the L-drill. In addition, he power-cleaned 365 pounds. Teammate Lance Dixon, a linebacker who is almost the exact same size, put up very strong numbers in some of these areas too, with a 10-6 broad jump; a 39-inch vertical and 4.11 pro agility time."
- He has reliable hands and shows the willingness to make catches in traffic over the middle.
- A savvy, natural pass-catcher with reliable hands and very good focus. Snatches the ball out of the air and shows the concentration to make acrobatic catches look easy.
- Ford-Wheaton fights his way off the line of scrimmage against press coverage, showing quick, violent hands and good balance.
- He’s coordinated with soft, reliable hands, and Ford-Wheaton shows the ability to adjust to balls thrown behind him, as well as a knack for digging out low throws.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Ford-Wheaton doesn’t have the ability as a run blocker or the violent run-after-catch ability.
- Ford-Wheaton seems comfortable in traffic to the point where Ford-Wheaton doesn’t make the effort to create separation.
- Does not always use his hands to secure deep throws, allowing the ball into his pads and chest.
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