2022 Guide: What Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services said about JALEN NAILOR:
Michigan State, 5112 186 4.46. Two-year starter, Palmdale, CA. Missed extended time over his career due to injuries so availability concerns have some merit. Has playmaking ability, plenty of speed, and instant acceleration. Exhibits deep ball threat speed, and agility to function as an outside receiver. Has good body control when attacking the high point. Defeats press coverage with a sense of urgency. Has a sprinter’s smooth gait and is effortlessly fast. Eats cushion in a hurry. Passionate about run blocking. Struggles versus taller, stronger physical press defenders. Fluid hips in and out of transition, as well as when using stems. Shows understanding of how to attack defenders to get open. Stacks defenders with a sense of urgency. Explosive and fluid double moves. Adjust well to the ball, even low and behind. Wastes very little movement in and out of transition. Consistently in good body position at the catch point. Has some occasional drops for lack of focus and for looking upfield too early. Shorter arms and a narrower frame allows defenders to play through his arms at the catch point. Struggles with winning contested catches. Physical press coverage can take him out of the game. Lowest numbers are against the more physical press defenders. If healthy can be a solid contributor to a wide receiver corps.
2021 stats: 37-695, 18.8 ypr, 6 TD. OSR:13/33. Fourth/fifth round. (A-30 1/4, H-9 1/8, VJ-38, SS-4.30).