Steve Ishmael

#08 Steve Ishmael

DRAFT CLASS:  SR/2018

POSITION: Wide Receiver (WR)

SCHOOL: Syracuse

HEIGHT:  6-2    

WEIGHT:  209

40 Time:  4.54

STRENGTHS

  • He possesses a sturdy build to his frame…which should be ideal for the physicality of the game at the next level
  • He reminds me of a clone of current NFL/ WR “JuJu Smith-Schuster“…in stature…size…toughness…physicality…and excellent pass catcher in traffic
  • He is a clutch performer whenever his team needs him to step up to make the big play…he seems to always come up big whenever his team needs him
  • His physicality & competitive nature for the game makes for a long day for opposing defenders
  • He utilizes his instincts & good football IQ to consistently keep his self available to his QB
  • He displays ability to instinctively work his way back to under thrown balls…or in QB scramble mode
  • He possesses good body awareness…creating separation between he and defenders…then instinctively shielding defenders from balls thrown his direction
  • He is unquestionably…a sure handed catcher…who possesses a large catch radius…routinely bringing in a wide variety of passes thrown his direction
  • He consistently displays the ability to locate balls…then go up and pluck passes out the air (maintaining concentration) on passes thrown out the normal catch radius…with defenders draped all over him
  • He is an excellent 3rdDn converter…routinely bringing in the tough catches to keep drives alive…and keeping the chains moving
  • On short passes to the flat…he displays his specific athletic traits…making the most of limited space finding the hidden yardage versus defenders
  • He displays good toughness not shying away from contact going across the middle…making catches with defenders closing…and routinely securing catches after contact
  • He is comfortable…routinely making over the shoulder catches…even when thrown outside the normal catch radius
  • He possesses a quick transition time getting upfield after the catch…then quickly transitioning into a physical RB style runner versus defenders…gaining additional hidden yardage
  • He is very effective making his way through traffic…consistently displaying good physicality & strength…which allows him to frequently gain YAC…and consistently end plays leaning forward after last contact from defenders
  • Like the competitive nature shown to be the HIM he can be…which is a WINNING MENTALITY!

 

 

 

WEAKNESSES

  • Lacks ideal #1WR speed looked for at NFL level
  • Not considered athletic freak transitioning to the next level at WR
  • Like to see more downfield explosion plays through the air
  • Needs to keep feet more consistently after contact…for become a more consistent additional yardage creator

 

 

 

WHAT THEY SAY

5th Round – 7th Round

 

 

 

WHAT I SAY

2nd Round (Mid) – 3rd Round

 

 

 

SUMMARY

  • If Ishmael drops into the 3rdRD or lower…he will be a steal for any NFL team. He possesses a starting #2WR skill set Day1
  • Looking forward to viewing his progress at the NFL level. Should be a VERY productive one!

 

Profile by: (Ken Becks) @1stDown_Scout

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