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Demetric Felton

WR/RB

UCLA

5'9"

Height

Weight

189

Bench
40-Time
10-Time
20-Time
10
4.59
Vertical
Broad
20-Shuttle
60-Shuttle
31 1/2"
9' 6"
4.5
3-Cone
Hand
Arm
Wingspan
7.31
9 3/8"
31 3/8"
76 5/8"

7.1

Final Grade

2017 and 2020 Unspecified

Injury History

Games Evaluated

2020 vs USC, 2020 vs Oregon, 2020 vs Arizona, 2019 vs Wazzu

Team Fit

CIN

LAR

GB/ATL

Strengths 

Athleticism, instincts and scheme + positional versatility are major pluses. Can also play some special teams as a return specialist. Excellent at finding space when pressed at the line but teams fear him out of the backfield. Hands are above average as well. Tough minded and relishes contact.

Weaknessess

Size will be an issue for him against bigger and longer corners that press. He might limited to the slot because of it. He will need to develop more in terms of route diversity.

Big Picture

If he goes to a team that's willing to experiment with him as a Percy Harvin / Tyreek Hill type of weapon, he will make a name for himself in the league. Right now, he would be a Day 2 sleeper selection for me. If he's exclusively limited to receiver, then the potential dims somewhat. A smart offensive minded coach would deploy him in the short to intermediate game and let him do work. The frame is an issue though as it will likely limit him to a true blue slot receiver instead of the prototype X that everyone craves. Teams would be wise to copy what made Sammy Watkins effective in college and use Felton in the same manner.

Player Comp

Antonio Gibson

Draft Projection

Athleticism:

7.4

Lateral Agility
Elusiveness
Play Strength
Burst
Deep Speed
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.5
7

Felton has plus plus lateral awareness and elusiveness of a small back to bust open the big gains on every carry. Posseses a surprising amount of strength for a guy his size. Willing to stick his nose in the middle of the tackle box and block bigger dudes. Great burst off the line and in the backfield. Accelerates very quickly no matter the circumstances. Deep speed is a plus as he maintains full speed throughout the route / carry. Can stop / start on a dime on almost every touch once he's in the open field, which allows for defenders to fly right by him.

Route Running:

6.6

Release/Foot Quickness
Route Tree Variety
Separation
Body Control
Spacing/Timing
7
6
7
6.5
6.5

Big Play Ability

A devastating release off the line so off ball coverage won't do against him. Plants and turns quickly up the field into the route with ease. Constantly keeps his feet moving. Route tree was somewhat limited due to the simplicity of the offense and QB injuries in 2020 plus the change in positions did not allow for development. Separates easily due to explosiveness off the line and keeps relative distance between him and defender. Body control is a concern as he hasn't settled into a specific position yet so that will need to be taught. Good spatial awareness in most cases and times his routes to adjust to a shorter stature quarterback hand he was dealt in college.

Ball Skills:

7.5

Hands
Catch Radius
Contested Catch
High Points Ball
7
6.5
6.5
6.5

Features great hands and a decent catch radius despite his small frame. Contested catches weren't really part of his repetoire as he was frequently schemed open. Above average at catching the ball at the high point.

Competitiveness:

6.88

Contact Balance
Blocking
Aggression/Toughness
Run After Catch
7
6.5
7
7

Competitive as it gets. Doesn't let size mismatches bother him. Knows what to do after he gets the ball in his hands and keeps it there. Strength belies his size and keeps balance after the first hit very well. Doesn't go down on first contact very much. Willing blocker if he is a bit limited in that regard.

Intelligence:

7.5

Instincts as a running back shows up many times. Somewhat limited in coverage recognition due to switching positions at the pace he did. Versatility is a major plus as he was used in a variety of packages including slot, outside, and all over the field as a running back.

Instincts
Coverage Recognition
Position Versatility
8
6.5
8