Jalin Hyatt 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- Received first scholarship offer as a high school sophomore
- Four-star recruit from South Carolina
- Scheme tendencies: Spread
- 2022 projected role: Starting WR
Pros: Jalin Hyatt has emerged as one of the most dynamic vertical receivers in college football. He is a nimble and explosive athlete with easy acceleration. Hyatt has the speed necessary to win most foot races and get behind defenders. Hyatt blends his speed with good route timing that enables him to create leverage and run away from coverage. I like his ability to adjust routes on the fly and provide an available target to his quarterback. Hyatt has showcased soft and reliable hands with good tracking ability to maximize his opportunities to win down the field. When he is operating after the catch, Hyatt is twitchy, elusive, and explosive, which makes him a dangerous threat. Hyatt’s ability to win deep sets up the ability to snap off routes and work back down the stem.
Cons: There will be a noteworthy transition ahead for Jalin Hyatt coming out of the spread offense at Tennessee to what will be on his plate at the next level. Hyatt has a slender build and won’t be known for his physicality or play strength at the position. At Tennessee, Hyatt has very little production that doesn’t come from the slot and his release package has yet to be truly challenged.
Jalin Hyatt NFL Draft Scouting Report by Joe Marino