2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Colorado WR Laviska Shenault Jr.

PFN Chief Draft Analyst Tony Pauline's scouting report on 2020 NFL Draft prospect WR Laviska Shenault Jr of Colorado.

2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report
Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado

Highly rated receiver who was beset with injury the past two years. Fluidly releases off the line of scrimmage, displays a burst of speed and effectively tracks the pass in the air. Displays focus and concentration, reaches back to grab the errant throw and exposes himself to the big hit in order to come away with the catch. Tough, plays through pain and works hard in all areas.

Extends his hands to make the reception away from his frame and displays both quick and strong hands. Keeps the play in bounds after the catch. Stays low out of breaks and positions himself to make the reception. Works well with the quarterback, knows where he is on the field and displays hand-eye coordination. Effective downfield blocker. Works hard even if the play is away from him.

Durability has been a major issue the past two years. Plays to one speed and isn’t a vertical wideout. Very streaky.

Entering the season, many thought Shenault would be a top-15 selection in the draft if he stayed healthy and was consistently productive. But unfortunately, none of that happened. He possesses great upside and has all the tools necessary to develop into a number two receiver at the next level, but Shenault must display durability and consistently play to his level of ability.

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