We saw Laquon Treadwell get selected in the 1st round of last year’s NFL Draft, and now Damore’ea Stringfellow looks to follow in his footsteps. While he most certainly won’t be selected that early, Stringfellow still presents some upside as a mid-late round selection.
Name: Damore’ea Stringfellow
School: Ole Miss
Class: Junior (RS)
Draft Grade: 6th Round
Positives: Good height. Has some arm length and big hands. Adequate speed and has the feet to tear off yardage in chunks. Adequate bulk throughout his frame. Solid hip flexibility which allows him some fluidity moving laterally and breaking routes. Shows some nuance and potential as a route-runner. Uses his body well in jump-ball situations and shows potential there. Can make difficult catches. Good at contorting his body to get in position. Sells out his body to make the catch. Catches in a crowd. A red-zone threat. A big blocker downfield who shows potential and puts forth some effort. From all appearances had the support and respect of the Ole Miss coaching staff. Has upside. No major injuries of note.
Negatives: Has a high-cut build which limits him athletically. A straight-line athlete who can’t lower his hips and explode out of his cuts. Lacks great speed to separate and will get tracked down. Lacks creativity after the catch. Drops too many easy passes and may always have trouble holding onto the ball consistently. Blocking effort and physicality need to get better. Has an edge to him. Comes from a rough background and had one serious off-field incident. Character needs to be assessed.
Damore’ea Stringfellow NFL Draft Outlook: Damore’ea Stringfellow is one of the most intriguing underclassmen in this draft. Stringfellow brings size, ball skills and plenty of upside as he hasn’t seen much action on the field the three seasons he played. Although Stringfellow has some athletic limitations, inconsistency, and off-field concerns, he has enough tools that are worth developing. His value is in the sixth round.