Draft Profile: BioMark Pope from Miami Southridge Senior High High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Pope opted to join Miami.
In 2018 as a freshman Pope saw action in 10 games for the Hurricanes as he made one reception for only 11 yards for an average of 11.0 yards per reception, with no TDs, and only QB rating when targeted of 39.6.
As a sophomore in 2019 he played 12 games and had 18 catches for 266 yards for an average of 14.8 yards per catch, with 2 TDs, and QB rating when targeted of 107.9.
As a junior in 2020 he played 11 games and hauled in 32 catches for 400 yards for an average of 12.5 yards per catch, with 2 TDs, and QB rating when targeted of 91.4.
After the end of the season Pope transferred to Jackson State where as a senior in 2022 he played just 2 games and had only one catch for only 15 yards for an average of 15.0 yards per catch, no TDs, and only QB rating when targeted of 35.4.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Pope fights his way off the line of scrimmage against press coverage, showing quick, violent hands and good balance.
- Balanced, savvy route runner with top field awareness, setting up and selling routes beautifully.
- Tracks the ball well downfield and shows good ball skills, including the ability to go up and high-point it in contested-catch situations.
- 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.
- Pope has reliable hands and shows the willingness to make catches in traffic over the middle.
- He’s a fluid athlete with excellent short-area quickness; Pope should be able to create separation, and he has the straight-line speed to threaten down the seam.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Pope also lacks suddenness as a route runner, and that is a potential issue at the next level.
- While Pope has the athleticism to be a catch-and-run threat, he never seemed comfortable catching, gathering, and transitioning to a runner.
- Pope isn’t going to overwhelm opposing defensive backs with speed and athleticism.
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