Rakim Jarrett 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- Two-time All-Big-Ten honorable mention (2020, 2021)
- Lead the Terps in catches, receiving yards, and touchdowns (2021)
- Scheme tendencies: Spread
- 2022 projected role: Primarily a slot receiver
Pros: Rakim Jarrett operated primarily out of the slot for the Terps offense. At this alignment, he is able to quickly uncover and make himself available for the quarterback. Jarrett shows to have good football IQ as he is able to find the holes in zone defenses and sit down to uncover from defenders. Once Jarrett is able to secure the pass, he turns into a tough tackle for defenders. Jarrett is a strong, sturdy receiver that can power through arm tackles. Because of this, the Terps’ offense tries to get the ball in his hands quickly so that way he can use his run-after-catch ability to his advantage.
Cons: Rakim Jarrett’s downside comes from his overall body limitations. Jarrett is a compact, thickly-built receiver that doesn’t seem to have much arm length. This lack of arm length affects him when he is attempting to catch contested balls. It is tough for him to make those difficult catches because he just simply has a limited catch radius. There is also a question of Jarrett’s speed. Jarrett appears to have a shorter stride length and it prevents him from running away from defenders or becoming a consistent vertical threat in the Terps’ offense.
Rakim Jarrett NFL Draft Scouting Report by Keith Sanchez