Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler Room shares a pair of routes from SMU wide receiver Reggie Roberson, Jr., a 2021 NFL Draft prospect with the skill to set up defensive backs as the game progresses.
SMU receiver James Proche earned preseason acclaim but the receiver whose game stands out more to me is Roberson, a deep threat with a promising knack for playing the ball in the air and his opponent at the line of scrimmage. It’s the latter skill that we’re examining today in this short but telling Boiler Room piece that reveals how skilled receivers set up their opponents with their release moves at the line of scrimmage.
The 2020 NFL Draft class is a rich group of receivers. Although Roberson won’t be entering this year’s draft, his skill for setting up defenders with his release game is a skill I don’t see often from college receivers. If Roberson continues refining his game and building on his repertoire of releases, he has the physical talent to become an NFL starter.
Based on what I’ve seen thus far, it will be worth the wait to find out.
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