D'Wayne Eskridge - WR - Western Michigan
D’Wayne Eskridge is an exciting rookie to watch tape for, here we delve into his profile for the rookie class. Eskridge leaves Western Michigan as a five-year senior, which would typically be a massive red-flag. However, the reason for that was a position change and a broken collarbone.
He is lightning fast on the field, something that is shown when he is a receiver or kick returner.
Height: 5′ 9″
Weight: 190 lbs
40-yard dash: 4.38
3-cone drill: 6.93
20-yard shuttle: 4.22
Vertical Jump: 36″
Broad Jump: DNP
Bench Press: 11
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Eskridge is an exciting player, with terrific pace. In 2019 he showed great character when he played CB for the team before he broke his collarbone.
For 2020, he returned as a fifth-year senior, where he caught 33 passes for 768 yards and 8 TDs- his best season to date.
Speed, speed, speed. Eskridge is lightning fast, which gives him the ability to break any reception to the house. His ability to get out the blocks early, combined with his ability to stop-and-go makes him a tricky route runner. Has solid hands, and catches most passes that come his way.
At his size, he can struggle to impose himself on defenders. As a result, he can struggle to get clean releases against stronger defenders at the line of scrimmage. It also shows when he contests catches, where he can be moved in the air into a position where he struggles to make a play on the ball.
Pre Draft Analysis
Expected Draft Capital:
Round 3 selection
Eskridge is a raw talent, but isn’t ready to be a lead option for a team. If he fell into a team that utilizes screen plays and gets the ball into their players hands quickly, he could be great.
A team like Carolina could use him as a Curtis Samuel replacement, or if he were to fall to Kansas City a nice complement to Tyreek Hill’s speed.
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