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Mecole Hardman

Mecole Hardman


Height: 5' 10"Weight: 187 lbsAge: 23College: Georgia

2021 Outlook

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WR Rank: 22nd
Draft Rank (ECR) #141
Best / Worst #88 / #212
ADP #144

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Hardman's going to be relied upon a little bit more this year than in season's past due to the departure of Sammy Watkins. There's a gap here in this receiving corps where someone else will need to step up and carry their weight. Hardman has all the tools to do just that, but he seemingly hasn't been able to put it together for fantasy purposes yet. At his current ADP, it's worth taking the shot on him to see if he can turn into that reliable weekly starter, but it's important to exercise caution. We could be hyping up another breakout season only to be disappointed again.

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Mecole Hardman continuing his ascension in training camp, per beat writer

Mecole Hardman continued his ascension through the first week of training camp, according to The Athletic's Nate Taylor. The beat writer wrote: Through the first week of camp, Hardman has continued his ascension, which began with impressive repetitions during the Chiefs’ offseason program and mandatory minicamp. Known for his rare speed, Hardman has produced more consistent repetitions while polishing his route-running ability in the middle of the field.

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Taylor added: Hardman has run routes from each of the Chiefs’ main three receiver positions. In previous camps, almost all of Hardman’s highlights were of him running by defenders in the Chiefs’ secondary before catching a long pass from Mahomes. The first three practices have featured Hardman executing shorter routes, the types where he has to be precise in both his release and his cuts to give Mahomes a clear throwing window. That said, Sammy Watkins' departure vacates a 13.9% target share (5.5 targets per game). Patrick Mahomes averaged the seventh-most pass plays per game last season as well. There's aplenty of opportunity for Hardman. In his first two seasons with the Chiefs, the third-year WR totaled 67 receptions on 103 targets for 1,098 yards and 10 touchdowns. He's rushed for an additional three and returned two in that timeframe as well.

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ECRBestWorst# of Experts
DraftWR #54WR #41WR #76102
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Wide Receivers#56#54#53#47#57
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Projections (2021)
Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
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Statistics (avgs.)
Rec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Last Week25020.5
Last 3 Weeks23.
Season to Date350.32.65.4
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPRec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Week 17vs. LAC25020.5
Week 16vs. ATL24034.4
Week 15@ NO22137.7
Week 14@ MIA40038
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Strength of Schedule (2021)
Next Gamevs. CLE9th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesBAL, LAC, PHI20th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)LV, LAC, PIT18th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--24th easiest remaining opponents
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