2022 Guide: What Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services said about MAKAI POLK:
Mississippi State, 6031 195 4.50. One-year starter, Richmond, CA. Transfer from USC where he was a part-time starter with multiple future NFL draft picks at the receiver position. Set the Bulldogs’ school record for catches in a season. Productivity benefited from transfer. Length, speed and natural ball skills create an upside of value. Displays a high football IQ and an understanding of body positioning, and attacking defender’s leverages and blind spots. A long strider with the ability to control his body and to square up with the ball in the air. Seldom finds himself drifting away from the ball when attacking the high point. Lacks explosion after the catch, seems to almost scramble into open grass. Apt at defeating reroutes with fluidity and then restacking. Understands and displays ability to use different tempos on a limited route tree. Ran a limited amount of routes last fall. Struggles using his body to keep himself between defenders and the ball. Lacks focus when catching in high traffic areas, especially in the middle of the field. Lacks physicality as a run blocker. Shows fluidity in the lower body. Length of stride hinders explosiveness in tight quarters. Eats cushion with stride. Graceful high ball winner. Intriguing traits, and skill set versus one year of great production, and a display of limited route tree by scheme will likely place this prospect in a high value late day two to day three pick.
2021 stats: 105-1046, 9.9 ypr, 9 TD. OSR:27/33. Fourth/fifth round. (A-32 1/4, H-9 1/2, VJ-31, SS-4.38).