Week 2- 2021 NFL Draft Prospects Justin Fields and Ja’Marr Chase





3.  Justin Fields was the Big Ten Offensive player of the year in 2019 and was third in the Heisman Trophy voting. Fields is a 6’3 228 pound quarterback who reminds me of a bigger and stronger version of Russell Wilson. Fields carries a complete and different array of skill sets. In the passing game, he showed the ability to deliver the ball with great anticipation and accuracy on the throws that are down the field. He can re-set his feet and throw to get rid of the ball quickly. He also has the ability and athleticism to extend plays and create positive plays. He can make every NFL throw and display excellent accuracy. On his deep throws, he has the ability to be on point with dropping the ball directly in the receiver’s hands. Fields can be effective as a runner has some elusiveness to him when in the open field or when using his legs to avoid pressure when scrambling out the pocket under pressure. He shows excellent and consistent velocity in his arm strength, especially in the intermediate range. He also throws well on the run whether he is rolling left or right.

Weakness – His ability to key and diagnose the defense needs to improve as well as recognizing the blitz packages. Fields will also make some aggressive throws in tight areas. He can get better at going through his progressions and learn how to stride in his throws better when he is moved from his spot.

Conclusion –

Fields is a remarkable athlete and can most definitely make all the NFL throws. His comparison is to the like of Russell Wilson with a mix of Dak Prescott

I believe he will be starting QB in the NFL. I know his arm strength and power will improve in his game.

Ja’Marr Chase –

4.  Ja’Marr Chase is the best wide receiver in college football without question. He is a 6’0, 208-pound freakish athlete. In 2019 he had 84 catches for 1,780 yards average 21.2 per catch and had 20 touchdowns. His play making ability is off the charts. He has an immaculate blend of quickness and strength. His route running is clean, and he can line up on the inside and outside. Chase has incorporated a variety of releases to beat his defender at the line. He is dynamic at creating separation between he and his defender. The Biletnikoff Award winner has extraordinary hands and catches the ball with ease. Chase can high point the ball well which gives him the ability to come down with the ball at the point of attack. One of the best things about Chase is his ability to rack up yards after the catch. He is extremely dangerous in the open field. He destroyed every opposing team best cornerback last season. He can work the middle of the field with no problem, displays great toughness when coming across the middle or finding a spot to settle into in zone coverage defense. His catching ability is elite, anything thrown in his radius he snags it in with power and strong hands.

Weakness– Chase can get better in the run blocking game and improve on getting better at coming in and out of his breaks.

Conclusion – Ja’Marr Chase is clearly the best wide receiver in next year’s draft. His leaping ability, ball skills, and physical stamina definitely makes him NFL ready. He is almost like an Amari Cooper with a blend of Anquan Boldin with the down the field separation and how he can work the middle of the field . He can get on top of  the deep ball and accelerate at a very high level. He is a very special, rare and complete talent at the wide out position.


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