Ricky Smalling
Ricky Smalling  WR  Illinois | NFL Draft 2021 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Ricky Smalling
Height
6-1
Weight
205
College
Illinois
Position
WR
Class
Senior
Home town
Chicago, IL
52.0/100
Player Rating
86
PositionRank (WR)
4.47
FortyYD Time
Receptions
24
Rec YDs
225
Rec TDs
1
Rec AVG
9.4

Ricky Smalling WR Illinois | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Ricky Smalling WR Illinois
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #559 Position Rank: #86 (WR)
40 time: 4.47 seconds
Height: 6-1 Weight: 205
Overall Rating: 52.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Hands:
43%
Short Receiving:
57%
Intermediate Routes:
62%
Deep Threat:
59%
Blocking:
60%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #86
College Games: 17 College Snaps: 1016
Strengths
  • Does not have exceptional straight-line speed but takes advantage of open seams when his quarterback is on target.
  • 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.
  • Good effort and technique as a blocker for his size. Can beat the press with elusiveness or physical contact. Runs crisp routes with sharp cuts.
  • Very soft, natural hands to cleanly catch away from his frame. Concentration is excellent. Has the lateral agility and strength to get into and out of routes smoothly.
  • 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.
  • He catches the ball with his large, soft hands and is tough. Deceptive jets and a smooth route runner.
Weaknesses
  • Inconsistent high-pointing passes. Allows too many throws into his body when facing the quarterback.
  • Hands are good, not great. Will drop some easy balls and sometimes will body catch. Occasionally fails to high point.
  • Does not own elite speed. Freezes at times when trying to juke defenders in space. Walls off his man as a blocker, allowing them to shed and make the play outside.
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How other scouting services rate Ricky Smalling (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
175.0
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