Slot receivers can sometimes be found later in the draft or maybe even undrafted. Jakobi Meyers is going to be one of those guys this year for the former quarterback has shown a lot of potential in that area while playing for the Wolfpack. He’s a bigger slot guy at 6-foot-2 but according to Pro Football Focus, he leads the nation in slot receptions with 85 and third in slot reception yards with 984, making him interesting pick at that position.
Meyers is a guy that can be the safety net across the middle of the field and in those shallow routes the quarterback feed off of. He ran a slower forty than most receivers at 4.6, but the tape shows that he has some quickness in his package. Also showed a toughness that many of the speedy receivers don’t possess that he did his best to run through people and break away from defenders.
The biggest issue many have with Meyers isn’t the ability to break off of defenders, but it is can he break away from them into open space without the ball. Creating separation is really important in this league and in the college level, he showed some struggle in that area.
He is a guy that might be overlooked because he had the talented Kelvin Harmon on his team last year at NC State, but that didn’t stop him from being one of Ryan Finely’s favorite targets. He is a guy who is going to work hard and try to do his best to get on the field. He might be a stretch at 103rd, but he has value on a football team.