Draft Profile: BioZakhari Franklin from Cedar Hill High School was rated a After high school, Franklin opted to join UTSA.
In 2019 as a freshman Franklin saw action in 9 games for the Roadrunners as he made 38 receptions for a solid 491 yards for an average of 12.9 yards per reception, with 3 TDs, and an excellent QB rating when targeted of 96.5.
As a sophomore in 2020 he played 10 games and had an excellent 49 catches for 688 yards for an average of 14.0 yards per catch, with 7 TDs, and an outstanding QB rating when targeted of 120.3.
As a junior in 2021 he played 13 games and hauled in an outstanding 80 catches for an outstanding 1022 yards for an average of 12.8 yards per catch, with 12 TDs, and an outstanding QB rating when targeted of 121.5.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Franklin is a natural playmaker, at his best with the ball in his hands.
- An excellent blocker on the outside, Franklin also adds value in the running game.
- 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.
- He’s a precise route runner, creating separation when used on quick outs and stop patterns in college. He has good stop-start ability and lateral agility.
- He accelerates quickly and possesses good straight-line speed. Franklin shows solid ball-tracking skills and body control downfield, able to adjust to the off-target throw.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- He’s elusive with the ball in his hands, but Franklin won’t break a lot of tackles. Because getting separation is going to be an issue, he’s likely going to need to line up off the line of scrimmage.
- His ability to track the ball is good enough, but he too often let the ball get into his body downfield rather than snatching it with his hands.
- Franklin also lacks suddenness as a route runner, and that is a potential issue at the next level.
- Franklin doesn’t have the ability as a run blocker or the violent run-after-catch ability.
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