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Danny Gray

WR

SMU

6'1"

Height

Weight

180

Bench
40-Time
10-Time
20-Time
Vertical
Broad
20-Shuttle
60-Shuttle
3-Cone
Hand
Arm
Wingspan

7.47

Final Grade

Injury History

Games Evaluated

@TCU (2021), @Houston (2021), @Tulane (2020)

Team Fit

PHI

NO

WFT

Strengths 

Quick feet and deep speed to outrun the entire defense when he has the ball in his hands. Gains a good amount of separation because of his burst, agility, and quickness when running routes. Will make solid catches with his hands out and away from his body. Works the middle of the field at a good level and will improve in the flats as he gains more playing experience.

Weaknessess

The ability to fight off a defender in a jump ball situation is not present and needs to develop more. Being able to make contested catches consistently is not present in his game as well. Not going to be a WR that will break multiple tackles on a play. Instincts are not fully developed either, is a raw player.

Big Picture

Danny Grey is a 6’1” WR that is very light in his frame at a weight of 180 pounds. You can tell in his play that this is not a physical WR that will break multiple tackles to fight his way for extra yardage. This is a receiver that leans a lot on his speed, quickness, and agility to gain early separation in his routes. When he gains that separation and a ball is thrown his way, Grey can outrun the entire defense to score. He can catch the ball at a good level and was able to make a lot of catch with his pure hands. The limitations in his catching ability are when he has to make a physically contested catches with a defender draped on him. Timing high-point balls do need some more development as well for this receiver. Has a lot of physically positive traits but he must be able to develop his instincts and reading coverages if he wants to take that next step.

Player Comp

Emmanuel Sanders

Athleticism:

7.9

Lateral Agility
Elusiveness
Play Strength
Burst
Deep Speed
8
8
7
8.25
8.25

The burst off the LOS and when running routes is clearly in his game. His lateral agility and elusiveness stood out a lot on film when making sharp cuts to get open. Does not play all too physical but will fight a DB for the football. Does have the deep speed to outrun the entire defense with or without the ball in his hands.

Route Running:

7.55

Release/Foot Quickness
Route Tree Variety
Separation
Body Control
Spacing/Timing
7.75
7.5
7.5
6.75

Big Play Ability

Does have a good release off the LOS that gains him an advantage against the DBs covering him. Routes that include a quick sudden COD where he can put his foot in the ground and go are his best routes to run when trying to gain huge separation. More physically dominating routes like fades and back shoulders are not his forte. Can maintain his body with control near the boundary when making a catch. Timing the ball in the air does need more development, at times he would miss jump a ball.

Ball Skills:

7.5

Hands
Catch Radius
Contested Catch
High Points Ball
7
7.25
6.5

Does have soft hands to pluck the ball in cleanly and away from his body. Did make some contested acrobatic catches when the ball was slightly tipped by a defender. Catching radius is not the largest but good for a 6’1” WR. Needs to improve upon high pointing the ball, even when a defender is fighting on top of him and his route.

Competitiveness:

7

Contact Balance
Blocking
Aggression/Toughness
Run After Catch
7
6.25
8

Not an superbly aggressive WR. Did take a few shots over the middle after making a catch. Does have a good YAC ability because of his straight speed and elusiveness in space with a defender. More development in breaking tackles with good contact balance will improve his game a lot. Will attempt at making blocks for his teammates.

Intelligence:

7.25

Will develop more instincts with the more playing experience he gains. Was able to recognize certain coverages to get open when a play did break down. Can play in the slot or out at the boundary. Would like to see more work out of the slot, however.

Instincts
Coverage Recognition
Position Versatility
6.5
7.5
7.75