2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: T.J. Vasher







  • T.J. Vasher, 6-6/210

  • Wide Receiver

  • Texas Tech


  • T.J. Vasher Scouting Report
    By Charlie Campbell

    Strengths:
  • Great size
  • Mismatch height
  • Good speed for his size
  • Innate body control
  • Good hands
  • Leaping ability
  • Red-zone weapon
  • Tracks the ball well
  • High points the ball well
  • Yards-after-the-catch ability
  • Back-shoulder, sideline weapon
  • Lots of athletic upside




  • Weaknesses:
  • Terrible work ethic
  • Off-the-field issues
  • Character concerns
  • Lean; didn't work to fill out his frame


  • Summary: Some players are blessed with amazing skill sets, but lacks of character and work ethic lead to them underachieving. This is the case with Vasher, who extremely talented physically, but never played up to his potential at Texas Tech. As a freshman (29-545-6), sophomore (54-687-7) and junior (42-515-6), Vasher did not produce big seasons despite flashing some big-play and mismatch ability. Things were even worse for Vasher in 2020, as he was benched and relegated to backup duty. The senior totaled only 19 receptions for 227 yards and two touchdowns on the year.

    During the 2017-2019 seasons, Vasher routinely made circus catches, utilizing his amazing height, length, leaping ability, hands, and body control to make receptions that one would have thought impossible. Vasher possesses a huge catch radius thanks to his height and long arms. He also has the explosiveness in his lower body to leap well above defenders to high point the ball for contested catches. Vasher's hands are very good, and his big mitts have no problem controlling the ball to secure receptions. His size means is never really covered, as he can easily make catches over defensive backs.



    For a big receiver, Vasher has quickness off the snap and the speed to separate running routes downfield. After the catch, he shows ability to move well for a big wideout. Vasher could be a valuable red-zone weapon, provided he can make a NFL roster, and he is also phenomenal at working the sideline thanks to his innate body control.

    Vasher is blessed with a lot of god-given ability, but he was an underachiever in college, with his character and lack of work ethic keeping him from playing up to his potential. Sources from numerous pro teams say the character issues could cause Vasher to fall undrafted, and they feel he would be fortunate to be a late-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.



    Player Comparison: Dorial Green-Beckham Vasher has a different playing style, but both Green-Beckham and Vasher were blessed with good skill sets that were not maximized. Character and work-ethic issues led to Green-Beckham not sticking in the NFL, and Vasher risks the same outcome.





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