Jaelon Darden
Wide Receiver from North Texas 2021 Draft Profile
Jaelon Darden
Height
5-9
Weight
174 lbs
College
North Texas
Position
WR
Class
Senior
Home town
Houston TX
65/100
Player Rating
46
PositionRank
4.48
FortyYD Time
Receptions
74
Rec YDs
1190
Rec TDs
19
Rec AVG
16.1

Jaelon Darden WR North Texas Draft Profile

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Drafted: 2021: ROUND: 4 - Pick Number: 129 (TB)
Strengths
  • 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.
  • Does not possess top breakaway speed, though he's rarely caught from behind.
  • 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.
  • Does a nice job locating and tracking deep passes and is a legitimate vertical threat. Willing to go up and attack the ball.
  • 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.
Weaknesses
  • Doesn't have the size to consistently win on the outside, but can be productive working the middle of the field and as a return man.
  • NFL defenders may be able to knock him off his route because of his slight frame.
  • Does not always use his hands to secure deep throws, allowing the ball into his pads and chest.
  • Lacks ideal size and strength and is a ¬∑mallish target with a lean, frail-looking frame. Can be overmatched at the line of scrimmage when physical !le/enders get their hands on him. Struggles in press coverage and was knocked on his back more than a few times.

How other scouting services rate Jaelon Darden (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
206.2
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
45.0