2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: WR Frank Darby

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Frank Darby is a good athlete with regard to his agility, body control, and quickness. He plays the game with physicality and ideal toughness. He is extremely competitive, typically winning off the line with good foot quickness and hand usage. He then creates separation against man coverage with creative route-running and sufficient separation quickness at the top of the route. He demonstrates good hands by catching the ball away from his frame, although he's had some instances of body-catches. He is good in contested catch situations. Darby lacks ideal top-end speed and could have a problem separating consistently in the NFL. As a result, he does his best work in the short-to-intermediate range and is probably best suited to play in the slot due to his grit, toughness, and instincts to find holes underneath.

Ideal Role: Backup WR and special teams contributor.

Scheme Fit: Any offensive scheme.

Written by Drae Harris

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Drae Harris

Senior NFL Draft Analyst

Seven year scouting veteran in the NFL. Ex-Cal Golden Bear and San Francisco 49er.

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