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2021 NFL Draft Prospect: DJ Turner, WR, University of Pittsburgh

DJ Turner Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh landed a stud as a grad transfer in DJ Turner. How did Turner not get the ball more at Maryland? He is proving he is a dominate player.

Pittsburgh has a handful of NFL prospects but there is one player I have not really mentioned on my website. Senior wide receiver DJ Turner has been super impressive already this year. Turner was named ACC Co-Receiver this week after he posted the highest receiving yardage by a Pitt player in 16 years. He averaged 23.3 yards per catch this past week, and finished the game with 186 yards on just 8 receptions. Five of those receptions went over 20 yards.

Turner is a grad transfer from Maryland. He has only been with the team since August, but boy is his impact being felt.

At Maryland he had just 24 receptions for 294 yards and one touchdown for the Terps in his career. Turner is a DeMatha Catholic graduate in Maryland. He was the 7th best player in the state of Maryland when he came out of high school. He would land on the Terps and he would end up playing in 31 games for Maryland.

In those 31 games, Turner was obviously not being used correctly. Because in just four games already in 2020, Turner has surpassed his career totals.

In 2020, Turner has 17 receptions for 319 yards and 1 touchdown. He has two 50 plus yard players already this year. He maybe a little short at 5090 but man is he explosive.

NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Notes:

Maryland messed up. They could have fed DJ Turner more than they did. In his first year with Pittsburgh, DJ Turner has turned into one of the best grade transfers in the country. He has already surpassed his career totals in just four weeks. He is a shorter wide out that can dominate the slot. His speed is noticeable on film, and that kid impressed me this week. He should be getting the ball more after last week. Damond Talbot, Owner NFL Draft Diamonds

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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