Jalen Cropper
Jalen Cropper  WR  Fresno State | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Jalen Cropper
Height
6-0
Weight
172
College
Fresno State
Position
WR
Class
Senior
Home town
Parlier, CA
81.3/100
Player Rating
14
PositionRank (WR)
4.48
FortyYD Time
Receptions
28
Rec YDs
284
Rec TDs
Rec AVG
10.1

Jalen Cropper WR Fresno State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Jalen Cropper WR Fresno State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #147 Position Rank: #14 (WR)
40 time: 4.48 seconds
Height: 6-0 Weight: 172
Date of Birth: 05/03/2001 Age: 21.5
Overall Rating: 81.3 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Hands:
79%
Short Receiving:
77%
Intermediate Routes:
80%
Deep Threat:
76%
Blocking:
53%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 5th Position rank: #14
College Games: 32 College Snaps: 1254
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (80/100)
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #61 Pos Rank: #29 State Rank: #44
College Combine Results
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (88.84/100 )
Ovr Rank: #22 Pos Rank: #57
Draft Profile: Bio
Jalen Cropper from Buchanan High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Cropper opted to join Fresno State.

In 2019 as a freshman Cropper saw action in 10 games for the Bulldogs as he made 17 receptions for a solid 208 yards for an average of 12.2 yards per reception, with no TDs, and an excellent QB rating when targeted of 97.2.

As a sophomore in 2020 he played 6 games and had a solid 37 catches for 520 yards for an average of 14.1 yards per catch, with 5 TDs, and an excellent QB rating when targeted of 114.2.

As a junior in 2021 he played 13 games and hauled in an outstanding 85 catches for an excellent 905 yards for an average of 10.6 yards per catch, with 11 TDs, and an impressive QB rating when targeted of 113.6.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Cropper plays with a smoothness and balance, and Cropper shows a knack for setting up defensive backs.
  • 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.
  • Shows good sense as a route runner and provides an enormous catch radius over the middle of the field. Cropper has soft hands and uses his frame effectively to shield defenders, making him a major threat in the red zone.
  • Tracks the ball well downfield and shows good ball skills, including the ability to go up and high-point it in contested-catch situations.
  • His long arms allow him to play bigger than his size, and he has a frame that can carry a little more weight.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Cropper isn’t going to overwhelm opposing defensive backs with speed and athleticism.
  • He really isn’t a guy who will create a lot of separation.
  • Cropper seems comfortable in traffic to the point where Cropper doesn’t make the effort to create separation.
  • He’ll have to develop a better feel for sitting down against zone coverage.
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How other scouting services rate Jalen Cropper (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
176.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
22.0