2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: WR Sage Surratt

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Sage Surratt produced a record-shattering high school career as a football and basketball player while also being named Valedictorian of his class. He was committed to Harvard before changing his mind to focus on football and committed to Wake Forest. Surratt believed Wake’s business program was superior to Harvard and he loved the idea of playing football in a Power 5 conference. Surratt flashed in 2018 before breaking out for 65 catches for 1,006 yards and 11 touchdowns in nine games in 2019, but a shoulder injury forced him to miss the final four games of the season, and then he opted out of the 2020 season. Surratt is a physical receiver with terrific ball skills. He excels at winning in contested situations by creating leverage, positioning his frame, and then allowing his size and ball skills to take over. The concern with Surratt is a modest athletic profile where separation quickness and long speed are missing, which limits his ceiling at the next level. For a team in search of a big-bodied target that can win down the field, Surratt is an ideal target, but there are some limitations in what he can and cannot do on the field. 

Ideal Role: X-receiver that can situationally serve as a “big slot.”

Scheme Fit: West Coast, Spread.

Written by Joe Marino 

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Written By:

Joe Marino

Senior NFL Draft Analyst

Joe Marino is a Senior NFL Draft Analyst at TDN. Marino comes to TDN after serving as a draft analyst for NDT Scouting, FanRag Sports and Draft Breakdown dating back to 2014. In 2017, Marino became a Huddle Report Mock Draft Champion when he produced the most accurate mock draft in the world.

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