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Rashee Rice

WR

SMU

Rashee Rice

HT:

WT:

YR:

NO:

OVR RK

56

POS RK

8

FINAL GRADE

(Developmental Potential)

6020

203

SR

11

CEILING

(Instant Impact Potential)

OVR RK

PLAYSTYLE AND SCHEME FIT

Spread/Wide with ability to play in the slot.

PASS GAME ANALYSIS

Rashee Rice is an explosive three-level threat at WR. Rice is one of the better high-upside route runners in the 2023 NFL Draft. He has the speed to get on top of defenders and the suddenness to stop and go quickly to gain separation. He is elite at the catch point, using his strong, dense frame to box out defenders and make difficult catches. Rice has a great football IQ. He understands how not to tip his hand, waiting until the last second to time his jump in tight coverage before snagging the football from the sky. Rice displays excellent deep ball tracking ability. He is great at getting off the line of scrimmage vs. press man using his quick feet and strong hands to gain immediate separation at the front end of his route. Rice is excellent after the catch and uses his suddenness and stop-and-go ability to force missed tackles. He can break tackles and turn short gains into home runs.

RUN GAME ANALYSIS

In the run game, he has the suddenness and stop-start ability to be excellent on jet sweeps. His usage will depend on how creative his coaches are at the NFL level. He is a competitive blocker in the run game and will be an asset.

FINAL REPORT

Overall, Rice has late first-round potential. He must diversify his route tree at the NFL level. He has excellent route-running upside due to his suddenness in the open field and the ability to start and stop selling his routes using his entire body. His ability to play with strength attacking the catch point while boxing out defenders is what many will point to during the combine process, but he is also excellent with the ball in his hands and is a legit three-level threat.

Primary scout:

Brandon Lundberg

KEY STRENGTHS

Physical

After Catch

Ball Skills

KEY WEAKNESSES

Route Tree

Drops

Catch In Traffic

PLAYER COMPARISONS

Terry McLaurin

Zay Jones

Chris Godwin

KEY POSITIONAL FACTOR GRADES

Ball Skills (Very Good)

Route Running (Good)

After The Catch (Very Good)

KNOWN INJURIES

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