Draft Profile: BioXavier Hutchinson from Bartram Trail High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 2-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Hutchinson opted to join Iowa State.
In 2020 as a freshman Hutchinson saw action in 12 games for the Cyclones as he made 64 receptions for an excellent 771 yards for an average of 12.0 yards per reception, with 4 TDs, and an excellent QB rating when targeted of 94.9.
As a sophomore in 2021 he played 13 games and had an outstanding 83 catches for 990 yards for an average of 11.9 yards per catch, with 5 TDs, and an excellent QB rating when targeted of 110.3.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Has the size, length, and strength to defeat press jams. Can make the spectacular catch. A decent open-field runner with some agility and the ability to break tackles.
- Has long arms to stiff-arm defensive backs in the open field. Willing to lower his pads to run through tackles for extra yardage. Goes over the middle, can spin out of tackles and take the big hit.
- Physical player able to get off press coverage to release up the sideline or position himself inside the cornerback on slants and crossing routes.
- He’s also a catch-and-run threat, a creative runner who has good vision in the open field; he’ll be an option to return kicks as well.
- 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.
- He’s a fluid athlete with excellent short-area quickness; Hutchinson should be able to create separation, and he has the straight-line speed to threaten down the seam.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Hutchinson has constantly ran a limited route tree.
- He’ll have to develop a better feel for sitting down against zone coverage.
- Physically, Hutchinson profiles as a guy who should have success facing the quarterback, but he struggles to gear down and make the necessary sharp cuts to create separation underneath.
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