2021 NFL Draft Profile: WR Tamorrion Terry
Every year, there are a handful of players whose NFL Draft stocks prove to be a mystery. Whether it’s for injury concerns, off-field issues, etc., it’s simply impossible to try and nail down when they’re going to be selected.
This season, that player is Tamorrion Terry out of Florida State. After a productive college career despite a terrible surrounding offense, Terry left the FSU program halfway through the 2020 season. It’s unclear as to why exactly he made this decision, but it’s never a good sign when a player fully walks away rather than choosing to opt-out or simply declare early for the NFL Draft.
From a talent perspective alone, Terry is worth including in the first-round conversation. He might not make it in with this specific class, but he would certainly be in the conversation. However, it’s now a complete mystery as to how NFL teams view the FSU situation and what exactly happened there. His athletic profile and production are evident on tape, but is that enough for a team to justify taking him with a Day 2 pick?
Also, will Terry be relevant for fantasy football, or will he get drafted too late that he’ll have to wait his turn and try to work his way up a depth chart?
These questions are answered here in our scouting profile on Tamorrion Terry:
Height: 6-foot-2 1/2
Weight: 207 lbs.
Arms: 33 3/8
40-Yard Dash: 4.44
Vertical Jump: 32.5
Broad Jump: 126
Bench: 15 Reps
Short Shuttle: 4.53
3-Cone Drill: 7.00
Skills Breakdown (out of 100)
Route Running (75.5): From a route-running perspective, Terry lacks refinement, but he has a great understanding of leverage and how to work his way open in traffic. Used on both the outside and in the slot at Florida State. Three-level threat.
Athleticism/Agility (76.5): Good athleticism and agility in short windows. Able to throttle his momentum well and use it to put defenders on their heels. Long strides, so not overly twitchy, but he certainly has enough athleticism to hang with the best defenders in the NFL.
Hands (77): Solid hands. Small sample size from a tape perspective this past season, but he showed a solid ability to go up and secure the catch.
Contested Catch Ability (78): Able to hang onto the ball through contact well. Can make grabs in tight windows.
Run After Catch Ability (77): Solid after the catch ability if he’s built up momentum. Able to take a shallow crosser and pick up 15 yards with his speed and contact balance.
Release (76.5): Solid release. Has enough strength to be able to fight through contact and also has a good understanding of releases and how to get defenders to flip their hips the wrong way.
Deep Ball Tracking (78.5): Great deep ball tracking ability and can be used heavily in this fashion in the NFL.
Speed (78): Won’t blow anyone away with his speed testing numbers, most likely, but he has more than enough to be used as a deep threat downfield in the NFL.
Florida State WR Tamorrion Terry averaged 57.8 yards per catch on his 9 TDs last season.
Highest of all CFB players with 3+ TDspic.twitter.com/EUcW7th64W
– PFF Draft (@PFF_College) May 15, 2020
Wheels up for LSU’s Terrace Marshall. 6’4″ 200, 4.5 speed, BOA of 19 and a 20% DR last season as a sophomore while missing 3 games and competing with CEH, Chase and Jefferson.
1st Round isn’t outside of his NFL Draft range of outcomes. pic.twitter.com/nQSlx05Do7
– Ray G ???? (@RayGQue) August 30, 2020
They Said It
Projected Draft Range
The draft capital is all dependent upon whether or not NFL teams are scared off of the FSU situation. Unfortunately, that’s something that the general public is unlikely to get clarity on leading up to the NFL Draft. However, from a pure talent perspective, Terry is absolutely worth a Day 2 pick.
Ideal Fantasy Landing Spot
The Los Angeles Chargers need a perimeter wide receiver position opposite Mike Williams. While Jalen Guyton and Tyron Johnson filled in nicely in this role in 2020, Terry would be a massive upgrade. He’d be an extremely relevant fantasy option tied to Justin Herbert and could potentially push for an early second-round pick in rookie drafts.
Coming out of Oklahoma State, Justin Blackmon was 6’2/207 and ran a 4.48 40-yard dash. Terry is 6’2/207 and ran a 4.44 40-yard dash at the FSU Pro Day. Watching the college tape, they were utilized in very similar fashions, and it’s easy to draw comparisons.
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