Jaden Walley
Jaden Walley  WR  Mississippi State | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Jaden Walley
Height
6-0
Weight
190
College
Mississippi State
Position
WR
Class
Junior
Home town
D'Iberville, MS
73.2/100
Player Rating
40
PositionRank (WR)
4.45
FortyYD Time
Receptions
5
Rec YDs
42
Rec TDs
1
Rec AVG
8.4

Jaden Walley WR Mississippi State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Jaden Walley WR Mississippi State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #378 Position Rank: #40 (WR)
40 time: 4.45 seconds
Height: 6-0 Weight: 190
Overall Rating: 73.2 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Hands:
60%
Short Receiving:
74%
Intermediate Routes:
79%
Deep Threat:
77%
Blocking:
35%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #40
College Games: 24 College Snaps: 1120
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (78/100)
College Combine Results
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (87.35/100 )
Ovr Rank: #22 Pos Rank: #9
College Combine Results
Draft Profile: Bio
Jaden Walley from D'Iberville High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Walley opted to join Mississippi State.

In 2020 as a freshman Walley saw action in 11 games for the Bulldogs as he made 52 receptions for an excellent 718 yards for an average of 13.8 yards per reception, with 2 TDs, and a solid QB rating when targeted of 73.3.

As a sophomore in 2021 he played 13 games and had an excellent 55 catches for 628 yards for an average of 11.4 yards per catch, with 6 TDs, and an excellent QB rating when targeted of 114.7.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Flashes the foot quickness and toughness to handle slot duties at the next level and lines up all over the field. Dangerous with the ball in his hands.
  • 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.
  • Has elite balance tight-roping the sideline and in-and-out of his breaks, showing excellent start-stop ability and burst.
  • Does not have exceptional straight-line speed but takes advantage of open seams when his quarterback is on target.
  • Does not possess top breakaway speed, though he's rarely caught from behind.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Walley isn’t going to make contested catches.
  • His ability to track the ball is good enough, but Walley too often let the ball get into his body downfield rather than snatching it with his hands.
  • He also had problems with drops when coming back to the action. He has some issues against press coverage, sometimes spending too much time hand fighting at the line of scrimmage.
  • Walley also lacks suddenness as a route runner, and that is a potential issue at the next level.
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How other scouting services rate Jaden Walley (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
376.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
48.0