Draft Profile: BioCorey 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.
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.
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