2021 NFL Draft Player Preview: Tamorrion Terry

  • Tamorrion Terry, 6-4/203

  • Wide Receiver

  • Florida State

  • Tamorrion Terry 2020 Preview
    By Charlie Campbell

    Career Recap: Florida State has been disappointing over the past two seasons, but one of the bright spots was the emergence of Tamorrion Terry as one of the most dangerous wide receivers in college football. In 2018, Terry showed his big-play ability by averaging 21.3 yards per reception for 744 yards and eight touchdowns on only 35 catches. He was even better in 2019, hauling in 60 passes for 1,188 yards and nine scores. Making Terry's production even more impressive was that over both seasons Terry had inconsistent quarterback play and an offensive line that struggled to help the quarterback.

    2020 Season Outlook: Because of COVID-19-related changes to the schedule, Terry lost some quality opponents, but he will still see some future NFL defensive backs. Pittsburgh safety Paris Ford will be a good test in early November. Clemson's Derion Kendrick could be the best corner who Terry will face in 2020, and they are slated to face off in late November.

    Skill-Set Summary: In the passing-driven NFL, teams are always on the look out for wide receivers with the potential to be mismatch No. 1 receivers to lead their passing attack. Thanks to his rare combination of height and speed, Terry has an intriguing skill set that makes him a tantalizing prospect for the next level.

    Terry's tall, long frame helps him sky over defensive backs to make contested catches, and even when he is covered closely, he is able to make receptions downfield by winning 50-50 passes. Terry's height and leaping ability make him a red-zone asset who can also bail out his quarterback from passes off the mark through his large catch radius. Overall, Terry has solid hands and does a nice job of avoiding body catches.

    Terry's combination of quickness, speed and height is what makes him a unique receiver and dangerous mismatch weapon. He has some burst off the line and out of his breaks to get separation from cornerbacks while also having a second gear in build-up speed to run away from defenders. Many big receivers get caught from behind in the open field, but Terry is fast enough in a straight line to make him tough to track down. Thanks to his vertical speed, Terry is a threat to challenge defenses downfield, and when cornerbacks make a false step or don't diagnosis the route correctly, Terry makes them pay, as he will burn them over the top with his ability to take any reception to the end zone.

    After the catch, Terry moves pretty well and shows the ability to make some moves in the open field. His size allows him to push through arm tackles, and he can pick up yards after contact. Terry is not an elite yards-after-the-catch wideout, but he is a little better than the average big wideout.

    Some team sources told WalterFootball.com last season that they felt Terry could be a first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, while others said they saw him as a prospect for Day 2. Even the scouts who saw him as a first-rounder felt he was very raw and had things he needed to clean up for the next level. Terry needs refinement in his route-running technique, and team contacts say he has to work on the little things to grow more fundamentally sound.

    2021 NFL Draft Expectations: Entering the 2020 season, Terry looks like a future early-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.



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