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2016 NFL Draft Scouting Notes: Devon Cajuste, WR, Stanford

2016 NFL Draft Scouting Notes: Devon Cajuste, WR, Stanford

By Lijah Spencer (@tweaked74)
Some players will get a look at the NFL level based purely on their physical traits, and tonight we take a look at one such prospect. As always scouting notes is based purely on previous year’s film, and will precede the full scouting report which will come later this season. Here are my notes:

Devon Cajuste. 6’4. 229 Lbs. WR. Stanford (RS Senior)

The Positives

1) Great NFL size

2) Good speed for his size

3) Very quick when coming out of his cuts

4) A good run blocking WR

The Negatives

1) Needs to improve route running

2) Does not have great hands (too many drops)

Devon Cajuste is a 5th year senior at Stanford this season. He has prototypical NFL size at 6’4 and 229 Lbs. He supposedly runs a 40 time in the low 4.4’s (will be confirmed after the season). His size and speed are comparable to Julio Jones in the NFL, though he is nowhere near the polished receiver that Jones is. Cajuste is a good run blocking wide receiver, he has good speed as we have noted, and he is quick coming out of his cuts. He does however need to improve two main traits of a WR, his route running, and his hands. He will have too many drops that he should catch, and he isn’t great at tracking the ball over his shoulder. That said, his size and speed will get him attention from NFL scouts. Last season he had 28 catches for 642 yards and 5 TD’s (22.9 yds/catch) but his production is expected to go up this season. If he improves his weaknesses and has a good season he could be an enticing prospect for teams (a good workout at the combine or his pro day would help too). But if he doesn’t improve, or does not have a good combine or pro day, he likely won’t be a high pick.

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