Alec Pierce

Alec Pierce

Measurements
  • Height
    6026
  • Hand
    9
  • VJ
    40.5
  • Weight
    211lbs
  • Arm
    33
  • Speed
    4.33
WR Combine Averages
  • Height
    6004
  • Hand
    9 1/2
  • VJ
    36
  • Weight
    200lbs
  • Arm
    32
  • Speed
    4.51
Charlie Parkinson - Scout
Alec Pierce
  • Overall Rank
    102
  • Position Rank
    16
  • Position
    WR
  • Age
    22.1 Years
  • Team
    CINCINNATI

Stats

Year Games Played Rec Yards YPC TDs Misc. Stats
2018 11 0 0 0 0
2019 14 37 652 17.6 2
2020 6 17 315 18.5 3
2021 14 52 884 17 8

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Pierce has a thin, long frame, using his above the line height and weight to glide down the field and make plays. Missed a few games with knee Injury in 2020, but has been mostly healthy and has the frame to put on more weight if needed.

  • Size
    7
  • Length
    7
  • Frame/Durability
    7
Grade 7.0

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Possesses above the line competitive toughness, as shown by his effort blocking and physicality at the catch point. He shows adequate instincts to find soft spots in the defense.

  • Toughness
    7
  • Instincts
    6
  • Effort/Motor
    7
Grade 6.7

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Pierce is a unique athlete for his size, as he bursts off the line, and has outstanding acceleration. He has above the line speed to stretch the defense. Pierce runs very high, which leads to him taking extra steps when changing direction. For 213 lbs, he does not play with the strength that his weight would suggest, which shows up when physical DBs get their hands on him.

  • Explosiveness
    7
  • Speed
    7
  • Body Control
    6
  • Flexibility/Bend
    4
  • Change of Direction
    5
  • Play Strength
    5
Grade 5.7

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Primarily lines up as an outside receiver and bursts off the line. He shows a couple of quick jab releases to combat the press. He can separate due to his deep speed, where he wins over the top or quick single cut routes like slants and outs. Outstanding acceleration during his route to get open over the top. He tracks the ball very well and is able to run under or attack the ball out of the air. His length and frame allow him to be very effective at the catch point. Adequate burst after the catch and can be hard to bring down after picking up a head of steam. Possesses the size and effort to be an adequate blocker, although mostly just ran off the defender in college ... Pierce's lengthy frame provides a large surface area for DBs to contact. He must continue releasing lower and developing his release package to combat physical NFL DBs. He has a hard time changing direction efficiently at the top of routes from time to time, making it challenging for him to consistently separate and run an advanced route tree. He is not overly dynamic after the catch and has not shown much return ability.

  • Ball Skills
    7
  • Suddenness
    6
  • Release
    5
  • Route Running
    5
  • Run After Catch
    6
  • Vertical threat
    8
  • Perimeter Blocking
    6
  • Return Ability
    4
Grade 5.9

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Pierce was a special teams contributor before earning a starting receiver spot as a sophomore. He operates primarily as an outside receiver and fits well in that spot at the next level as well. He became an impact contributor this past season as he was the go-to big-play threat for the Bearcats offense. He puts together a combination of above the line size , speed, and ball skills, that help him be an outstanding threat over the top. He lacks the short area-agility to be a dynamic route runner, as he will probably be a limited route tree guy at the next level. That said, he is very effective at what he does best, stretching the defense and rising up the make catches, as a deep and intermediate threat. He projects best as a complementary starting outside receiver, who can contribute on special teams if he does not see offensive field time right away. right away.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • AT Notre Dame
  • Oct - 02 - 2021
  • Showed off big-play ability against great opponent
  • iconWorst Game
  • v Alabama
  • Dec - 31 - 2021
  • Struggled to separate against best opponent
Best Trait
Catch radius, acceleration
Pro Comparison
Gabriel Davis