Corey Rucker
Corey Rucker  WR  South Carolina | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Corey Rucker
Height
6-1
Weight
212
College
South Carolina
Position
WR
Class
Junior
Home town
Bentonia, MS
73.2/100
Player Rating
39
PositionRank (WR)
4.49
FortyYD Time
Receptions
59
Rec YDs
816
Rec TDs
9
Rec AVG
13.8

Corey Rucker WR South Carolina | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Corey Rucker WR South Carolina
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #374 Position Rank: #39 (WR)
40 time: 4.49 seconds
Height: 6-1 Weight: 212
Overall Rating: 73.2 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Hands:
39%
Short Receiving:
74%
Intermediate Routes:
75%
Deep Threat:
80%
Blocking:
49%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #39
College Games: 20 College Snaps: 842
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (76/100)
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (83/100 )
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. Following 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 a QB rating when targeted of 121.5.

As a sophomore in 2021 he played in 12 games and had 60 catches for 837 yards for an average of 14.0 yards per catch, with 9 TDs, and a QB rating when targeted of 107.6.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Has a knack for getting open and is a quarterback's best friend - passers just need to toss the ball in his area and he'll come down with it.
  • 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.
  • Does not possess top breakaway speed, though he's rarely caught from behind.
  • He catches the ball with his large, soft hands and is tough. Deceptive jets and a smooth route runner.
  • Generally reliable receiver capable of making difficult catches in traffic over the middle or one on one down the sideline.
  • Good effort and technique as a blocker for his size. Can beat the press with elusiveness or physical contact. Runs crisp routes with sharp cuts.
  • Has good body strength to squirm out of tackles with the coordination to maneuver his frame between defenders.
  • Often used on deep routes, getting separation down the sideline or over the middle on crossing routes by extending his arms rather than pure speed.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Has only average height and overall length. Lacks initial burst off the line of scrimmage and has more build-up speed than track wheels. Limited explosiveness and flexibility and will struggle to separate against pro defensive backs
  • Does not always use his hands to secure deep throws, allowing the ball into his pads and chest.
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How other scouting services rate Corey Rucker (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
360.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
44.0
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