Corey Rucker
Corey Rucker  WR  Arkansas State | NFL Draft 2025 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Corey Rucker
Height
6-0
Weight
210
College
Arkansas State
Position
WR
Class
Sophomore
Home town
Bentonia, MS
53.4
Player Rating
62
PositionRank (WR)
4.49
FortyYD Time
Receptions
36
Rec YDs
705
Rec TDs
2
Rec AVG
19.6

Corey Rucker WR Arkansas State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Corey Rucker WR Arkansas State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Multi-Role Receiver
Last Updated: 04/29/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.49 seconds (55%*)
Measurables:
Height: 6-0 (36%*) Weight: 210 (71%*)
Forty: 4.49 (O) (55%*)
0% 100%
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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ROLE: Multi-Role Receiver
Last Updated: 04/29/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.49 seconds (55%*)
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-0 (36%*) Weight: 210 (71%*)
Forty: 4.49 (O) (55%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 53.4 / 100
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Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
71%
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QB Rating When targeted: 64.1
Hands:
32%
Short Receiving:
56%
Intermediate Routes:
64%
Deep Threat:
66%
Blocking:
45%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA
Overall Rank: #448 Position rank: #62
College Games: 34 College Snaps: 1457
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 76/100
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 83 Stars 247 RATING: 83/100
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Isaiah Graham - Louisiana Tech
82%
Jordan Kress - Colorado State
81%
Jalen Virgil - Appalachian State
72%
Draft Profile: Bio
Corey Rucker from Yazoo County High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Rucker opted to join Arkansas State.

In 2020 as a freshman Rucker saw action in 8 games for the Red Wolves as he made 16 receptions for 453 yards for an average of 28.3 yards per reception, with 5 TDs, and an elite QB rating when targeted of 121.5.

As a sophomore in 2021 he played 12 games and had 60 catches for 837 yards for an average of 14.0 yards per catch, with 9 TDs, and QB rating when targeted of 107.6.

After season's end Rucker transferred to South Carolina where as a junior in 2022 he played just 2 games and hauled in only one catch for only 52 yards for an average of 52.0 yards per catch, with one TD, and an elite QB rating when targeted of 158.3.

After the end of the season Rucker transferred to Arkansas State where as a senior in 2023 he played 12 games and had 31 catches for 598 yards for an average of 19.3 yards per catch, no TDs, and only QB rating when targeted of 50.1.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Balanced, savvy route runner with top field awareness, setting up and selling routes beautifully.
  • Good quickness off the line. Has size and quickness to get off NFL press.
  • Strong runner with the ball with enough agility to make defenders miss in the open field.
  • A versatile weapon, proving to be effective inside in the slot and outside on the perimeter. Makes plays at all levels of the field.
  • Rucker also proved to be a force in catch-and-run situations. A violent runner who transitions upfield quickly after the catch, Rucker has the speed to pick up chunks of yardage once he’s broken the first tackle.
  • Very soft, natural hands to cleanly catch away from his frame. Concentration is excellent. Has the lateral agility and strength to get into and out of routes smoothly.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Inconsistent high-pointing passes. Allows too many throws into his body when facing the quarterback.
  • Rucker has constantly ran a limited route tree.
  • Rucker seems comfortable in traffic to the point where Rucker doesn’t make the effort to create separation.

How other scouting services rate Corey Rucker (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
583.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
84.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.