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2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: WR Dax Milne

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  • January 1, 2021
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PROSPECT SUMMARY - DAX MILNE

Dax Milne shows good proactive athleticism as a route-runner and does a good job at the top of the route. He typically defeats press with foot quickness, stacks the DB, and gets back on his route stem. He will track the football in the air and shows good extension and strong hands at the catch point.  He is a hyper-competitive player who has made a lot of big plays in his career. 

Ideal Role: Subpackage receiver with special teams upside.

Scheme Fit: He has the skill set to play in any offensive scheme.

FILM EVALUATION

Written by Drae Harris

Games watched: Utah (2019), Tennessee (2019), Boise State (2020)

Best Game Studied: Boise State (2020)

Worst Game Studied: Tennessee (2019)

Route Running: He displays good route running ability. He gets off press, stacks the DB, and gets back on his stem. He then shows good agility to drop his weight at the top of the route

Hands: He demonstrates good hands for the position. He shows the concentration to secure the catch in contested catch situations. He rarely drops the football, showing good hand-eye coordination and strong hands. 

Separation: He shows the agility while running his route to drop his hips at the top of the route. This helps him to gain separation against tight man coverage. However, he does have moments of contested catch situations.

Release: He does a good job with his release off the line of scrimmage. He typically wins with foot quickness but has shown the ability to use his hands some. He also does a good job of defeating press, stacking the DB, and getting back on his route stem.

Run After Catch: His run after catch ability could be better. He is a strong runner with the football, but he's not elusive. He has made many big plays in his career, mostly through the air. 

Ball Skills: He demonstrates good ball skills when the ball is in the air. He does a good job tracking deep balls while in the air. He also shows strong hands to secure the catch at the catch point.

Football IQ: He plays the game with good football intelligence. He shows an understanding of when to sit his route down and to not run into zone coverage. He also understands situational football and will adjust his route to get to the sticks.

Versatility: His versatility overall is average. This is only referring to alignment on offense. He's ideally suited to play in the slot and off the ball

Competitive Toughness: He plays with good competitive toughness. He will compete hard on 50/50 balls, particularly in red-zone situations. He also shows the physical toughness to make catches when contact is imminent. 

Big-Play Ability: His big-play ability is good. He has made several explosive plays throughout his career. He lacks elite run after the catch, but he is a deep threat from the wide receiver position.

SCOUT GRADES

TDN Consensus: To Be Determined

Drae Harris: 74/100

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