2019 NFL Draft Prospect Report: Antoine Wesley
Name: Antoine Wesley
School: Texas tech
Listed Height: 6’4
Listed Weight: 206
Strengths: Wesley is a long, and lean pass catcher who puts together a lengthy pass catching radius. At the line of scrimmage, he has a productive jab in his release collection that forces the corner to commit their hips, gwhich gives a backdoor pass to early separation. He moves DBs in his stem with subtle foot, shoulder, and eye deception while being sudden at the release point. At the top of his routes, he can use his hands to clear his hips and work into open field. He is aware of the corners depth and can adjust his route to wider spacings. Wesley is a walking highlight reel due to his ability to adjust to a plethora of drop points due to his body control, adjustment skills, and overall ball skills. Because of his extensive reach and length, he is a consistent threat at the high point, and can elevate and finish over defenders. He boxes DBs out in the endzone and shows fight at the catch point. He tracks and locates throws over his shoulder at an exceptional rate. After the catch, he shows impressive ability for his size, as he shows elusiveness and quicker than fast movements. Wesley is an effort based stalk blocker who works to sustain placement in the chest.
Weaknesses: Wesley does not show high level separation speed and is a long strider and is not overly explosive in his movements off of the line of scrimmage. He can be clucky when coming out of his breaks due to his high center of gravity and has room to expand his route tree.
Overview and Insights: Wesley is a long perimeter threat with top level catch range and extension. He has some speed limitations, but is a finely tuned route runner who can create separation in multiple phases and projects to a solid number 2 option.
Round Projection: 4th-5th
Ideal Fits: Cardinals, Panthers, Giants, Jets
Pro Comparison: Kenny Golladay
Scout: Taylor Moser