Jake Bobo 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- Transferred to UCLA after four seasons at Duke where he was a four-year contributor
- Grandfather, Keith Bobo, played in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys in the ‘70s
- Scheme tendencies: Scheme versatile
- 2022 projected role: Starting receiver with inside/out versatility
Pros: Jake Bobo is an experienced and productive receiver in college who has the skill set to continue his success at the next level. Bobo has excellent size and length at the receiver position and uses both to his advantage. A receiver with a wide frame, he understands how to position his body between the ball and the defender on routes coming inside. Additionally, he is able to win at the high point in 50/50 situations as he is so long. He’s a fluid athlete for a receiver with his height. He is a nuanced and savvy route-runner who creates separation at the top of the route, utilizing head and body fakes and an ability to sink and get in and out of breaks quickly. He has outstanding hands and body control and can make the tough catches look routine. He has been used both inside and outside and I can see a world where he is moved around an NFL offense to exploit mismatches.
Cons: Jake Bobo wins via death by 100 cuts—meaning that he can kill you by stacking wins on short and intermediate gains but lacks the home run ball. He simply lacks the top-end speed to stress defenders down the field and because of that NFL corners will sit on him and take away his ability to win underneath, as he does so easily in college. He lacks explosiveness with his cuts laterally and isn’t a threat to make a ton of defenders miss with the ball in his hands. He’s not a very elusive runner and is a more calculated runner than instinctive.
Jake Bobo NFL Draft Scouting Report by Brentley Weissman