Dane Key
Dane Key  WR  Kentucky | NFL Draft 2025 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Dane Key
Height
6-3
Weight
194
College
Kentucky
Position
WR
Class
Freshman
Home town
Lexington, KY
82.0/100
Player Rating
24
PositionRank (WR)
4.5
FortyYD Time
Receptions
20
Rec YDs
322
Rec TDs
3
Rec AVG
16.1

Dane Key WR Kentucky | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Dane Key WR Kentucky
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Outside X-Receiver
Last Updated: 05/25/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.50 seconds (51%*)
Age: 20.11 DOB: 07/01/2003
Measurables:
Height: 6-3 (79%*) Weight: 194 (31%*)
Forty: 4.50 (O) (51%*)
0% 100%
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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ROLE: Outside X-Receiver
Last Updated: 05/25/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.50 seconds (51%*)
Age: 20.11 DOB: 07/01/2003
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-3 (79%*) Weight: 194 (31%*)
Forty: 4.50 (O) (51%*)
(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: 82.0 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
77%
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QB Rating When targeted: 107.8
Hands:
63%
Short Receiving:
80%
Intermediate Routes:
85%
Deep Threat:
83%
Blocking:
60%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 5th
Overall Rank: #167 Position rank: #24
College Games: 25 College Snaps: 1134
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 82/100
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 91 Stars 247 RATING: 91/100
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.8 (95%)
Draft Profile: Bio
Dane Key from Frederick Douglass High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Key opted to join Kentucky.

In 2022 as a freshman Key saw action in 12 games for the Wildcats as he made 31 receptions for 472 yards for an average of 15.2 yards per reception, with 6 TDs, and QB rating when targeted of 103.0.

As a sophomore in 2023 he played 13 games and had 42 catches for 631 yards for an average of 15.0 yards per catch, with 6 TDs, and QB rating when targeted of 109.4.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • 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.
  • Key runs precise routes, showing an innate feel for setting up defensive backs to create separation.
  • He’s a fluid athlete with excellent short-area quickness; Key should be able to create separation, and he has the straight-line speed to threaten down the seam.
  • Has the strong hands any NFL wide receiver coach and quarterback would covet. Tracks the deep ball over either shoulder and brings in passes fluidly without breaking stride downfield.
  • He’s at his best working in space, showing the quickness and vision of a return specialist. His stop-start ability allows him to create initial separation.
  • He’s excellent downfield, accelerating to top speed quickly and stacking on top of cornerbacks. He has excellent body control, contorting to make difficult catches and working well on back-shoulder throws.
  • He’s a precise route runner, creating separation when used on quick outs and stop patterns in college. Key has good stop-start ability and lateral agility.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Key really isn’t a guy who will create a lot of separation.
  • Does not always use his hands to secure deep throws, allowing the ball into his pads and chest.
  • Key seems comfortable in traffic to the point where Key doesn’t make the effort to create separation.

How other scouting services rate Dane Key (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
124.7
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
19.0
*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.