Draft Profile: BioTroy Franklin from Menlo-Atherton High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Franklin opted to join Oregon.
In 2021 as a freshman Franklin saw action in 14 games for the Ducks as he made 18 receptions for 209 yards for an average of 11.6 yards per reception, with 2 TDs, and an excellent QB rating when targeted of 97.0.
As a sophomore in 2022 he played 12 games and had 56 catches for 867 yards for an average of 15.5 yards per catch, with 8 TDs, and an excellent QB rating when targeted of 140.6.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Fluid athlete with explosive burst and speed to stretch the field and breeze past defenders. Has a quick first step and gets to top speed in a hurry.
- He’s extremely dangerous in the open field, showing the vision and creativity to run through entire defenses.
- Has elite balance tight-roping the sideline and in-and-out of his breaks, showing excellent start-stop ability and burst.
- Franklin fights his way off the line of scrimmage against press coverage, showing quick, violent hands and good balance.
- Although Franklin is more of a possession target than a field stretcher, his competitive demeanor and ability to make plays after the catch make him a threat in the middle of the field.
- Has elite speed and cutting ability and good hands and toughness. Lacks the ideal size, but has a similar body type to Antonio Brown.
- He’s dangerous in catch-and-run situations, although his run-after-catch ability could be further enhanced.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Franklin lacks effectiveness as a run blocker and needs to enhance his physicality in run-after-catch situations.
- He’ll have to develop a better feel for sitting down against zone coverage.
- 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.
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