2023 Guide: What Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services said about KAYSHON BOUTTE:
LSU | H: 6000 W: 205 40: 4.52 A: 3138 H: 0912 W: 7678
Junior entry, three-year starter, New Iberia, LA. After earning freshman All-America honors in 2020, Boutte continued to flash but never quite put it all together on a consistent basis. The explosive, well-proportioned receiver had his 2021 season cut short because of an ankle injury that required two surgeries. He then had a baby in September 2022. His final season in Baton Rouge was the worst of his career on a per-game basis despite seeing a major uptick in quarterback-quality. His drop rate increased, his effort looked questionable, and he was back and forth on commitment to his future at LSU and the Draft. Boutte has the talent, body, and past tape that can create long term hope for a successful career, but there are a lot of questions that need to be answered. Credible elite speed both on the track and on the field. Explosive, fluid hips with smooth and easy transitions as a route runner. Shows the knack and ability to create after the catch in multiple ways. Plays a strong, stable game and has the movement traits to both shake defenders and run away from them. Showed glimpses of number-one traits. Too many concentration drops on easy balls. Does not see the ball in, does not secure it upon contact. Tenses up in traffic or with defenders bearing down on him. Did not show enough in contested downfield situations. Will lose speed when tracking deep balls. His talent and upside are undeniable, but the lack of consistency and versatility give him a high-risk label that will cause teams to screen him extra and make a decision if he is worth spending the much-needed time on trying to develop him.
2022 Stats: 48-538, 11.2 ypr, 2 TD. OSR:45/46. 3rd/4th round.