Troy Franklin
Troy Franklin  WR  Oregon | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Troy Franklin
Height
6-3
Weight
187
College
Oregon
Position
WR
Class
Junior
Home town
East Palo Alto, CA
87.5/100
Player Rating
5
PositionRank (WR)
4.35
FortyYD Time
Receptions
81
Rec YDs
1383
Rec TDs
14
Rec AVG
17.1
Troy Franklin Prospect Overview
Oregon's Troy Franklin, left, runs for a touchdown after pulling down a Bo Nix pass ahead of Washington's Jaivion Green during the third quarter Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. Chris Pietsch/The Register Guard / USA TODAY NETWORK

Troy Franklin WR Oregon | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Troy Franklin WR Oregon
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Outside X-Receiver
Last Updated: 02/16/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.35 seconds (93%*)
Age: 21.0 DOB: 02/06/2003
Measurables:
Height: 6-3 (79%*) Weight: 187 (17%*)
Forty: 4.35 (O) (93%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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ROLE: Outside X-Receiver
Last Updated: 02/16/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.35 seconds (93%*)
Age: 21.0 DOB: 02/06/2003
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-3 (79%*) Weight: 187 (17%*)
Forty: 4.35 (O) (93%*) Shuttle: DNP
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 87.5 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
79%
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QB Rating When targeted: 146.0
Hands:
71%
Short Receiving:
89%
Intermediate Routes:
94%
Deep Threat:
95%
Blocking:
60%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 1st - Mid
Overall Rank: #24 Position rank: #5
College Games: 39 College Snaps: 1695
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 86/100
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 98 Stars 247 RATING: 98/100
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 6.0 (98%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Terrace Marshall Jr. - LSU
87%
George Pickens - Georgia
74%
Jameson Williams - Alabama
73%
Draft Profile: Bio
Troy Franklin, a product of Menlo-Atherton High School in California, emerged as a highly-rated 4-star recruit on the radar of both ESPN and 247 Sports in 2021. His journey to the University of Oregon was marked by significant expectations, and Franklin wasted no time in making his presence felt on the football field.

As a true freshman in 2021, Franklin showcased his potential by appearing in all 14 games for the Ducks. During his debut season, he exhibited glimpses of his raw talent, amassing 18 receptions for 209 yards, with a solid 11.6 yards per reception. Franklin also found the end zone twice, illustrating his ability to contribute as a scoring threat.

However, it was in his sophomore year, in 2022, that Troy Franklin truly began to make a name for himself. Displaying rapid development, he played in 12 games and emerged as a focal point of Oregon's passing attack. His 56 receptions for 867 yards, averaging an impressive 15.5 yards per catch, and recording 8 touchdowns, cemented his reputation as a dynamic and reliable target for the Ducks' quarterbacks. He logged a quarterback rating when targeted of an outstanding 140.6.

By the time he entered his junior season in 2023, Troy Franklin had established himself as a force to be reckoned with in college football. His ability to track down passes and produce big plays became even more evident, as he hauled in 81 catches for a remarkable 1383 yards, averaging 17.1 yards per catch. His 14 touchdowns showed his knack for finding the end zone, while his quarterback rating when targeted of 146.8, proved his consistency as a top-tier receiver.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Consistently increased his production throughout his college career - finishing with a record-setting 2023 where he put up a huge 1383 yards and 14 TDs
  • He boasts elite speed, running the 40-yard dash in a blazing 4.35 seconds, consistently leaving defenders behind as a premier deep threat.
  • Franklin shows precision in his route running, smoothly transitioning from vertical stems to breaks, which puts constant pressure on defenders.
  • As a versatile playmaker, he excels both on the outside and in the slot, consistently delivering explosive plays for his team.
  • In terms of man coverage, Franklin dominates, often forcing opposing defenses to resort to two-high coverages to contain his threat.
  • Become a fantastic high pointer - displays exceptional body control along the sideline, making challenging catches appear effortless.
  • Standing tall at 6'3", he combines his height with electrifying speed, creating a coveted size-speed combo that NFL teams highly value.
  • With effortless agility, Franklin moves fluidly and with ease, seamlessly changing direction and executing sharp cuts to gain an edge on the field.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Light Frame - Troy Franklin's weight of 185 lbs, particularly for a 6'3'' receiver, could leave him susceptible to physical cornerbacks and limit his effectiveness in contested catch situations. Adding muscle may be necessary for success at the next level.
  • Average blocker- While his blocking skills are serviceable, they are far from outstanding
  • Even with additional weight, Franklin is unlikely to transform into a solid playmaker who can easily break tackles. Franklin's play strength is only average, leaving him susceptible to being outmuscled by more physical defenders
  • All too often you see him turning and running before pulling in a clean catch
Scouting Report: Summary
Troy Franklin embodies the archetype of a downfield burner in the NFL. His game is centered around elite speed, particularly when he kicks into high gear down the field. Franklin's top-end speed allows him to outrun defenders with ease once he gains a step, making him a legitimate deep threat. What sets him apart is his ability to combine this speed with nuanced route-running. He consistently keeps defensive backs guessing with a variety of releases and creates separation and opportunities for money plays.

Despite his speed and crafty route-running, Franklin's skinny frame presents some challenges. He can struggle with press coverage, especially against bigger DBs who can easily outmuscle him, and his effectiveness in contested catch situations can be inconsistent. However, his top-level yards-after-the-catch skills, aided by quick feet and agility, make him a threat in open space.

Before the 2023 season, we had a fourth-round grade on Franklin, however following a huge 2023 where he proved he was much more than just a deep threat our assessment changed substantially. his game-breaking speed, solid route running, soft hands, and potential as a deep threat are assets every NFL team covets.

If he can back up his visible playing speed with elite combine numbers expect his stock to solidify in the 1-2 round range.

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How other scouting services rate Troy Franklin (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
37.6
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
7.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.