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Draft Profile: Ohio State WR Chris Olave

5 January 2021 DRAFT Eagles News Opinion WIDE RECEIVERS


Measurables: 6’1″ 195 LBs

Fresh off a 6 reception, 132 yard, and 2 touchdown performance against #2 ranked Clemson in the All State Sugar Bowl, Chris Olave’s stock is booming. This First Team All Big Ten wide receiver is flying up draft boards and more than likely going to be the big riser of the 2021 draft season. Olave is a 4-star recruit from Mission Hills High School in San Marcos, California. He was a multi-sport athlete and ran a 10.8 100-meter dash and jumped 23’6″ in the long jump his senior year. Keep in mind that this years stats were accumulated in only 5 games, so only imagine how prolific of a year he would have had with a full season in the BIG10. He is as well rounded a receiver as they come and reminds me a lot of Justin Jefferson.

Career Stats via, ESPN

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Best  Film:

2019 vs Wisconsin 7-93-2

2020 vs PSU 7-120-2

2020 vs MSU 10-139-1

2020 vs Clemson 6-132-2

Strengths

  • Great hands, always reliable;
  • slot and outside versatility;
  • tons of release packages;
  • WR IQ is elite;
  • elite route runner;
  • hip fluidity and quick change of direction skills are off the charts;
  • a quick decision-maker and will make the QB right by always finding a soft spot in coverage and come back for the ball;
  • release and ability to stack is phenomenal.

Weaknesses

  • Slighter stature, but should grow into an NFL body;
  • can get lost in too much traffic.

NFL Comparison: Justin Jefferson (route running, technician), Terry McLaurin (a lot of the same tools from the OSU WR fraternity), Tyler Lockett (downfield explosiveness and ability to find the soft spots)

Projection: 22-40 range, the combine and pro-day will solidify his status.

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