Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler Room examines the facets of 2018 NFL Draft prospect Jaleel Scott’s game that often go unnoticed.
My first experience watching a tall receiver was in the `70s when 6-8, 225-pound Harold Carmichael ruled the skies of Veteran Stadium.
A 14-year NFL veteran with 4 Pro-Bowl seasons and 7 more with at least 7 touchdowns, we haven’t seen the likes of Carmichael since he retired in 1983. (Yes, technically, he played two games with Dallas in `84, but Philly fans would like us to overlook that insidious detail).
There have been pretenders that have teased us with their height — James Hardy and Ifeanyi Momah were the most recent. While Momah didn’t get my attention, Hardy’s flexible and fluid athletic ability made him a notable prospect. Unfortunately, Hardy’s game didn’t hold up well over the middle.
Jaleel Scott is a different story. This week’s RSP Boiler Room examines the aspects of Scott’s game that corporate media outlets will unlikely have time to feature — facets of receiver play that make Scott a fully dimensional receiving prospect.
Scott isn’t the next Josh Gordon, but his game offers greater versatility than what Alshon Jeffrey had on display at South Carolina.
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