2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Tamorrion Terry

  • Tamorrion Terry, 6-3/200

  • Wide Receiver

  • Florida State

  • Tamorrion Terry Scouting Report
    By Charlie Campbell

  • Good size
  • Mismatch height
  • Fast in a straight line
  • Burst off the line
  • Vertical receiver to stretch defenses downfield
  • Build-up speed and a second gear
  • Deep speed to challenge defenses
  • Dangerous on contested catches
  • Red-zone asset
  • High points the ball well
  • Able to pick up yards after the catch
  • Upside

  • Weaknesses:
  • Not the same player when banged up in 2020
  • Not sudden out of breaks
  • Needs to develop his route tree
  • Too many drops
  • Not good hands, but not bad

  • Summary: Florida State had disappointing seasons in 2018 and 2019, but one of the bright spots was the emergence of 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 from those seasons even more impressive was Florida State’s inconsistent quarterback play and an offensive line that struggled to help the quarterback.

    During the 2019 season, some team sources thought Terry could end up being a first-round pick. Even the scouts that saw him as a first-rounder, however, felt he was very raw and had things he needed to clean up for the next level. Terry needed refinement in his route-running technique, and team contacts said he had to work on the little things to grow more fundamentally sound. The 2020 season should have been his opportunity to refine those areas, but he was unimpressive. Terry didn’t play well plus was dealing with a knee injury. He was held to 23 receptions for 289 yards and a touchdown for his 2020 season.

    In 2019 and 2018, Terry showed real NFL potential with unique mismatch ability through his height and speed. His tall, long frame allows him to outleap 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. Terry also has some room for improvement with his hands.

    Terry’s quickness and speed in combination with his height make him a unique receiver who is a 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. With 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, burning 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 cuts in the open field. His size allows to push through arm tackles, and he can pick up yards after contact. Terry is not an elite yards-after-the-catch receiver, but he is a little better than the average tall and long-limbed wideout.

    Terry could sneak into the second day of of the 2021 NFL Draft, or he could go in the early rounds of day three. As a mid-round pick, Terry has the potential to be a steal.

    Player Comparison: Kenny Golladay Terry reminds me of Golladay in being a tall receiver with mismatch size and enough speed to get downfield. Golladay was a mid-round pick in his draft class, and Terry could be the same this year.


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