Dontay Demus Jr.
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Dontay Demus Jr.
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Dontay Demus Jr. WR Maryland | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Dontay Demus Jr. WR Maryland
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #51 Position Rank: #8 (WR)
40 time: 4.52 seconds
Height: 6-4 Weight: 215
Date of Birth: 09/26/2000 Age: 21.10
Overall Rating: 86.9 / 100
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Short Receiving:
Intermediate Routes:
Deep Threat:
DRAFT PROJECTION: 2nd - Late Position rank: #8
College Games: 33 College Snaps: 1361
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (79/100)
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #63 Pos Rank: #110 State Rank: #6
College Combine Results
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (85.81/100 )
Ovr Rank: #865 Pos Rank: #131
Draft Profile: Bio
Dontay Demus Jr. from Friendship Academy High School was rated a 3 star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3 star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Demus Jr. opted to join Maryland.

In 2018 as a freshman Demus Jr. saw action in 12 games for the Terrapins as he made 13 receptions for 278 yards for an average of 21.4 yards per reception, with no TDs, and a QB rating when targeted of 78.1.

As a sophomore in 2019 he played in 12 games and had 42 catches for 629 yards for an average of 15.0 yards per catch, with 6 TDs, and a QB rating when targeted of 84.8.

As a junior in 2020 he played in 5 games and hauled in 24 catches for 365 yards for an average of 15.2 yards per catch, with 4 TDs, and a QB rating when targeted of 72.9.

As a senior in 2021 he played in 5 games and had 28 catches for 507 yards for an average of 18.1 yards per catch, 3 TDs, and a QB rating when targeted of 146.5.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Physical player able to get off press coverage to release up the sideline or position himself inside the cornerback on slants and crossing routes.
  • Does not have exceptional straight-line speed but takes advantage of open seams when his quarterback is on target.
  • Does a nice job locating and tracking deep passes and is a legitimate vertical threat. Willing to go up and attack the ball.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Does not possess top breakaway speed, though he's rarely caught from behind.
  • Has the size, length, and strength to defeat press jams. Can make the spectacular catch. A decent open-field runner with some agility and the ability to break tackles.
  • A versatile weapon, proving to be effective inside in the slot and outside on the perimeter. Makes plays at all levels of the field.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Comes off the snap high and upright, and doesn't get to top speed quickly. Not sudden or elusive.
  • A straight-line athlete with only average speed, lacking the wheels to run away from anyone at the next level. Struggles separating in tight coverage.
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