Dennis Houston
Dennis Houston  WR  Western Illinois | NFL Draft 2021 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Dennis Houston
Height
6-2
Weight
205
College
Western Illinois
Position
WR
Class
Senior
Home town
San Antonio, TX
58.0/100
Player Rating
57
PositionRank (WR)
4.52
FortyYD Time
Receptions
90
Rec YDs
1015
Rec TDs
6
Rec AVG
11.3

Dennis Houston WR Western Illinois | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Dennis Houston WR Western Illinois
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #347 Position Rank: #57 (WR)
40 time: 4.52 seconds
Height: 6-2 Weight: 205
Overall Rating: 58.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
QB Rating When targeted: 89.6
Hands:
56%
Short Receiving:
64%
Intermediate Routes:
67%
Deep Threat:
66%
Blocking:
46%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #57
College Games: 24 College Snaps: 1502
Strengths
  • Does not possess top breakaway speed, though he's rarely caught from behind.
  • Has long arms to stiff-arm defensive backs in the open field. Willing to lower his pads to run through tackles for extra yardage. Goes over the middle, can spin out of tackles and take the big hit.
  • He catches the ball with his large, soft hands and is tough. Deceptive jets and a smooth route runner.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Goes up high for jump balls. Good flexibility and reach to snatch back-shoulder throws.
  • 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.
Weaknesses
  • Does not own elite speed. Freezes at times when trying to juke defenders in space. Walls off his man as a blocker, allowing them to shed and make the play outside.
  • Inconsistent high-pointing passes. Allows too many throws into his body when facing the quarterback.
  • Hands are good, not great. Will drop some easy balls and sometimes will body catch. Occasionally fails to high point.
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How other scouting services rate Dennis Houston (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
147.0