2022 Guide: What Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services said about JAKE FERGUSON:
Wisconsin, 6047 250 4.77. Three-year starter, Madison, WI. Earned first-team All-Big 10 honors in both 2021 and 2020, honorable mention in 2019. Falls just below the line when it comes to difference-making speed and size for the position, but he brings a well-balanced skill set to the table that can at least somewhat hinder that. A smart and savvy receiver with plusball skills. Makes the acrobatic catch look easy and can create with the ball in his hands. Struggled to make a consistent impact as a blocker, as the strength below the waist and inability to latch onto his man showed up on tape several times. Will fill the back end of a depth chart early and can develop into a rotational player if he can gain and maintain mass and power. Balanced play style with experience in multiple alignments and roles. Explosive footwork out of his breaks as a route runner. Gets his head around with suddenness and body control. Hands are always ready to pounce and shows natural quickness and coordination to the pass. Very reliable pass catcher that rarely lets it hit the turf. Athleticism shows up in a phone booth. Effective after the catch, playing both big and agile with a natural feel for the defense. Finds creases as both a ball carrier and route runner. Lacks a solid power presence in-line. Does not get a push off the ball and shows poor hand strength when it comes to latching and controlling his man. Needs more mass on his frame. Gets thrown off his point by contact too easily.
2021 stats: 46-450, 9.8 ypr, 3 TD. OSR:11/33. Fourth/fifth round. (A-32 5/8, H-9 1/2, VJ-31.5, SS-4.50).