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Rashod Bateman

WR

Minnesota

6'0"

Height

Weight

190

Bench
40-Time
10-Time
20-Time
4.43
Vertical
Broad
20-Shuttle
60-Shuttle
36"
10' 3"
4.35
3-Cone
Hand
Arm
Wingspan
6.95
9 1/2"
33"
76 1/2"

7.48

Final Grade

Injury History

Games Evaluated

vs Penn St. (2019), vs Michigan, vs Iowa, vs Purdue

Team Fit

GB

TEN

BAL

Strengths 

Bateman’s route running is fantastic from snap to catch. His release package is fantastic against press. He understands leverage very well to set up defensive backs in route stems to maximize separation at the break. Is fantastic against zone coverage and finding the soft spots. Effective with the ball in his hands.

Weaknessess

His lack of high end athleticism will limit how high he will go in the draft. He needs to focus up on his drops at times. He will need to block to get playing time in the NFL. He literally will avoid contact if its not absolutely necessary in run blocking. Throws a shoulder from time to time but its few and far between.

Big Picture

Bateman’s alignment versatility and diverse route tree allow him to fit with any WR room and being able to slide in where he’s needed most. He can be a starting WR for almost any team in the NFL. He is not scheme dependent at all, but the only thing I see teams having reservations on is his athletic ceiling and opting to buy into those tools that Bateman lacks. I like him as my WR4 in the class and I would feel comfortable taking him as high as the mid 1st round.

Player Comp

Keenan Allen

Athleticism:

6.95

Lateral Agility
Elusiveness
Play Strength
Burst
Deep Speed
7
6.75
6.75
6.75
7.5

He is a good, but not great athlete. He is absolutely athletic enough to succeed in the league. A solid 6'0 3/4" 190 lb frame with long arms who understands how to leverage defenders to maximize athleticism.

Route Running:

7.65

Release/Foot Quickness
Route Tree Variety
Separation
Body Control
Spacing/Timing
7.75
7.75
7.5
8

Big Play Ability

Screens, slants, ins, outs, curls, gos, post-corners, crossers, you name it, he ran it. There was no route that Minnesota didn't feel comfortable asking Bateman to run. His releases are NFL ready and he diagnoses zone coverage in a way that we rarely see in college. He is the best technical route runner in this class.

Ball Skills:

7.5

Hands
Catch Radius
Contested Catch
High Points Ball
7.25
7.25
7.25

Has long arms and can pluck the ball outside of his frame. He drops more targets than I'd like for a possession WR, but i'm not too overly concerned about his catching ability its more so focus issues. He tracks the ball well in the air and he adjusts and attacks it well.

Competitiveness:

6.63

Contact Balance
Blocking
Aggression/Toughness
Run After Catch
7.25
6.75
7.5

Not very physical in any aspect of his game. Good run after the catch ability to break tackles and maximize yardage. Minimal effort run blocking.

Intelligence:

8.17

His best instincts show up when he is diagnosing coverage and is finding space and creating throwing lanes for his quarterback. He showed his versatility with being able to win at any alignment and at all three levels of the field.

Instincts
Coverage Recognition
Position Versatility
7.75
8.25
8.5