Jalin Hyatt: NFL Draft Scouting Report

Jalin Hyatt: NFL Draft Scouting Report
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  • Height: 6’0″
  • Weight: 175 Lbs
  • College: Tennessee
  • Year: Junior
  • Position: Wide Receiver


  • A big-time athlete.
  • Fantastic production in 2022
  • Speed, speed and more speed
  • Game-changing speed
  • His speed needs to be defended differently and you have to be aware of it on every play opening up other aspects of the game even when he doesn’t get the ball
  • Will stretch the field for an NFL team
  • He is a home run waiting to happen
  • Great burst out of his stance
  • Extremely difficult to cover on deep routes
  • Elite linear athleticism
  • Will beat almost everyone in a foot race and that shows when going deep
  • Elusive at the catch point
  • Catches the ball away from his body 
  • Hands are reliable 
  • Has the speed and athletic ability to create after the catch


  • Very slim build
  • Has played in a simple offence at Tennessee, where space is schemed for him, rather than his creating separation himself
  • Has a very restricted route tree which will need to be expanded
  • Struggles to create separation in short distances because he tends to only get open with speed
  • Isn’t particularly physical
  • Struggles more when he needs to get out of his breaks. Athleticism only really shows up linearly and he doesn’t have the bend of hip flexibility to get in and out of his routes. 
  • Lack of physicality effects is balance 
  • Doesn’t force missed tackles
  • He can get locked up when pressed at the line
  • Just won’t be able to compete as a contested-catch player.
  • A lack of strength shows up when he needs to block. He shows effort but he just isn’t able to compete physically. 


The key to Jalin Hyatt is speed. He has pace, he is fast, he is rapid. He is one of the top deep threats in the 2023 receiver class and that speed means that he has a calling card that not many have in the 2023 Draft. That will be converted by some teams, but Hyatt is by no means the perfect prospect. He is extremely limited in the routes he can run, He can only create separation with speed and he lacks any amount of physicality. Hyatt’s speed will be loved by some teams. But, teams will need to be comfortable with the rest of his evaluation to take him highly. Hyatt projects as a #2 or #3 receiver for a team who needs speed to stretch the field.

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