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2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: WR Anthony Schwartz

  • The Draft Network
  • January 1, 2021
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Anthony Schwartz has exceptional proactive athleticism, as evidenced by his quickness, body control, and balance. He's a willing stalk blocker but is better off running the defender off. In the passing game, he is a threat due to his explosive speed to threaten a defense before and after the ball arrives. He is a home-run threat and defenders must account for his dynamic ability in the slot. He displays some physical toughness for being a “track guy” and would be a matchup problem in the slot.

Ideal Role: Slot receiver.

Scheme Fit: Vertical passing offense.


Written by Drae Harris

Games watched: Florida (2019), Georgia (2020), Alabama (2020)

Best Game Studied: Georgia (2020)

Worst Game Studied: Florida (2019)

Route Running: Overall, his ability as a route-runner needs to improve. He seems to be content trying to beat defenders with his speed. He will become more of a threat when he learns the nuances of route-running and how to attack leverage.

Hands: His hands are good. He has a good catch efficiency and rarely drops footballs. He demonstrates strong hands to make the catch on short and intermediate throws.

Separation: Overall, his ability to separate is dynamic. This is primarily due to his explosive long speed. When he learns to attack leverage, he will create more separation at the top of the route.

Release: He can improve his release. He does a good job when he speed releases, due to his explosiveness in a small area. However, when he gets stronger in his upper body and learns how to set up defenders, he will be more effective in this regard. 

Run After Catch: His overall ability to run after the catch is good. This is primarily due to his ability to threaten to score because of his explosive speed. He is a threat to score touchdowns whenever his number is called.

Ball Skills: He demonstrates good ball skills overall. For a track guy, he has no issues tracking the football in the air. He also shows the catching skills and hand/eye coordination to secure the catch. 

Football IQ: He demonstrates good football IQ. As a route-runner, he doesn’t run into coverage against zone. He also knows when to avoid significant contact when he doesn’t have to absorb it. 

Versatility: He doesn’t have much positional versatility overall. Due to his size and strength, he is best suited playing from the slot. If aligned outside, he would need to develop a skill set and strategy to consistently get off the ball.

Competitive Toughness: His competitive toughness overall is mediocre. There is nothing alarming about it that would hinder his ability in the NFL. However, he should not be used in situations where he will see a lot of contact.

Big-Play Ability: His big-play ability overall needs to improve. This is because the upside is tremendous for him, in this regard. When he refines his technique with pro coaching, he could ascend due to his natural gifts. 


TDN Consensus: To Be Determined

Drae Harris: 74/100

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