Jakobi Meyers – WR, N.C. State
Another N.C. State Wide Receiver with a solid 2018 Pro Football Focus rating of 83.1, Jakobi Meyers he poses an immediate threat from the slot. He ranks first in the class in receptions out of the inside, per PFF, and third in yards with 984.
But, Meyers won’t be too high of a draft pick due to his lack of explosiveness and speed, a similar trait to his former teammate Kelvin Harmon. At the combine, he ran a measly 4.63 second 40-yard-dash but measured well at 6-foot-2 and 203-pounds, which makes him a threat in the big-slot.
Meyers is a catching machine and rarely drops the ball. He finished his N.C. State career with 168 receptions for 1,933 yards and nine touchdowns. More impressive; per PFF he had a low drop rate of 3.2% and a high catch rate of 72.4%, which should make him a consistent threat in the NFL.
As a bigger slot receiver, Meyers has no problem going over the middle of the field and projects as a mismatch similar to JuJu Smith-Schuster in the big leagues. He also has an enormous catch radius and will have flashes of incredible high point ability (see Boston College, Wake Forest tape).
Final verdict: With all of Meyers’ catching ability and his toughness, he has obvious flaws. As a converted quarterback, he needs to work on his route running tree and needs to have a better release off the snap. If the Cardinals were to pick him up, they shouldn’t pull the trigger until at least the fourth round.