NAME: Olamide Zaccheaus
POSITION: Wide Receiver
JERSEY: No. 4
RECRUITMENT RATING: 3-star
WT: 190 lbs
Coming off a season where he set a new school record for receptions in a season with 85, Zaccheaus is a bright spot on an otherwise uninspiring UVA offense. A jack-of-all-trades, Zacchaeus tallied 1,077 yards from scrimmage and averaged 9.8 yards per touch.
Zaccheaus’ NFL upside comes as a slot receiver but he warrants touches in a variety of ways. Get the man the football in space and he is a potent weapon. A high school running back, Zaccheaus sees the field well and knows how to make tacklers miss in space. He has the burst and acceleration to tip off big gains with the elusive traits and creativity needed to make something out of nothing.
While most of Zacchaeus’ production has come in the short and intermediate areas of the field, he has flashed a vertical receiving game with sound ball skills and the speed to take the top off of the defense. He illustrates soft hands and is reliable to secure the football when it’s thrown his way.
He may not have the ideal height of an NFL receiver but his ability to win in space and make plays will give him chances to contribute at the next level. Look for a big senior season from Zaccheaus as the focal point of the Cavs’ offense.