2022 Guide: What Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services said about ERIK EZUKANMA:
Texas Tech, 6017 209 4.46. Junior entry, three-year starter, Fort Worth, TX. Led the Red Raiders in receiving all three seasons. Earned All-Big 12 honors in 2020 and 2021. A tough, hard-nosed receiver with excellent play-strength. Plays bigger than his above average-frame will suggest, both with the ball in his hands and attacking a pass in traffic. His mechanics as a receiver of the ball are consistent no matter what angle he is coming from. He trusts his hands and has an automatic turn upfield immediately after the catch. There is some rawness to his route running and his speed is just average. The skill set will need time to improve, but there is a lot to like here if he can fine tune some of the little things. Tough and physical gamer with the muscle mass to support the style. Will often be the aggressor in contested situations. Understands how to use his ultra-wide and long frame to shield defenders from the ball. Will attack the pass with his hands. Has experience bringing in the ball from all angles and his catching mechanics always remain the same. Hands first, body second. Quick to move north with the ball and is a load to bring down for defensive backs. Will break tackles, run hungry, and create on his own. Consistent production and effort throughout his entire career. Needs to show more creativity off the line against pressure. Will get too wide on his release, minimizing his options and the window for a deep vertical pass. Needs to show more crispness and urgency as an underneath route runner. Lower half looks a little tight around the joints.
2021 stats: 48-705, 14.7 ypr, 4 TD, 138 yds rushing, 13.8 ypc, 2 TD. Fifth/sixth round. (A-33 1/2, H-9 3/8, VJ-36.5, SS-4.39).