K.J. Hamler - Penn State

Height/Weight - 5'9/178/Hands-9.375"

Age/Birthday - 20 Years Old, (July 8, 1999)

Combine Results - 40-, Vert-", Broad-"

Class - RS Sophomore

Conference - Big 10 East

NFL Draft Projection - Round 2-3

College Stats -

2019 - Receiving: 56/904/16.1/8

2018 - Receiving: 42/754/18.0/5

NFL Player Comparison - Mecole Hardman, Marquise Brown, TY Hilton

Current ADP - 2:05 (Rookie Drafts), 134.17 (Start Ups)

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Player Notes Pros

  • Lightning quick in short areas with elite acceleration, top end speed equally impressive

  • Elusive both as a route runner, effectively used as a run option from the backfield

  • Capable of functioning within an offense that utilizes a diverse & developed route tree

  • Incredible ability to separate on in breaking routes & to win on inside releases 

  • Great at altering speed, able to drop hips & sit routes down, creating passing windows

  • Tenacious, high energy blocker who works hard to cut off the angles of defensive backs

  • A natural deep threat with his gifted speed, as well as precise timing

  • Shows a ton of promise and untapped potential as a route runner from the slot

  • One of the most productive and dangerous punt/kick returners in the draft

  • Does a great job of creating separation at the top of his routes due to incredible speed

  • Savvy route runner who can win against man coverage, plays bigger than his size

Player Notes Cons

 

  • Lack of height and strength is magnified when he’s contested or contacted

  • Does’t often win battles in traffic or contested jump balls at the catch point

  • Not a natural hands catcher, allows throws to get into his body, a lot of double catches

  • Projects to have limited effectiveness as a stalk blocker in the run game

  • Bigger, stronger press corners will give him issues at the line of scrimmage