Bo Melton

Bo Melton

Measurements
  • Height
    5110
  • Hand
    9
  • VJ
    38
  • Weight
    189lbs
  • Arm
    31 2/8
  • Speed
    4.34
WR Combine Averages
  • Height
    6004
  • Hand
    9 1/2
  • VJ
    36
  • Weight
    200lbs
  • Arm
    32
  • Speed
    4.51
Brandon Tamres - Scout
Bo Melton
  • Overall Rank
    172
  • Position Rank
    23
  • Position
    WR
  • Team
    RUTGERS

Stats

Year Games Played Rec Yards YPC TDs Misc. Stats
2017 12 4 83 20.8 0 Longest catch - 48 yards
2018 12 28 245 8.8 0 5 Dropped Passes
2019 12 30 427 14.2 2 1 Dropped Pass
2020 9 47 638 13.6 6 6 Dropped Passes
2021 11 55 618 11.2 3 5 Dropped Passes

Build

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

Has a slight build coming in at 5112 195, with even weight distribution between upper and lower body. Looks lighter than 195. Has average height and weight for the position, and has average length with skinny, defined arms. Has a thin lower body. Bo left the Ohio State game with a shoulder injury (only played 12 snaps), and missed the next game with the same injury. Has no other significant injury history.

  • Size
    5
  • Length
    5
  • Frame/Durability
    5
Grade 5.0

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Bo displays adequate instincts and intelligence in his route running vs zone coverage. Has above the line spatial and sideline awareness, he does an adequate job of finding soft spots in zones. He displays adequate effort and instincts on scramble drills looking to come back to ball/finding areas to get open in. Shows adequate toughness, putting in adequate effort as a run blocker, despite his poor ability...Does not put in good effort trying to sell double moves. He needs to work on attacking leverage more consistently to set up routes.

  • Toughness
    6
  • Instincts
    6
  • Effort/Motor
    6
Grade 6.0

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Has adequate AA, with a combination of adequate explosiveness, speed, body control, bend, and COD. He displays adequate body control through his adequate ability to contort his body to make tough catches near the sideline. He displays his adequate AA the most when the ball is in his hands...He has limited play strength. This is evident in his limited perimeter blocking ability, and his inability to create separation at the top of his route with physicality. He tends to get pushed off his line when DBs get hands on and he struggles to get back on his line quickly.

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

Technical

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

Has above the line RAC ability, does an adequate job of using his elusive tools in the open field and has adequate vision. Displays an adequate release vs off man due to his adequate speed and explosiveness. He looks to use his adequate suddenness and AA with single jabs to win off the LOS. He offers upside as a returner due his adequate vision, AA, and his experience at Rutgers as a kick returner...He is going to need time to develop as a receiver. He is overreliant on speed releases and his adequate speed does not allow him to run by CBs with similar speed. He has a limited release vs Press, struggles to fight through pressure at LOS due to limited play strength. He has average route running ability, cannot separate at the top of the route with physicality, and he is inconsistent with attacking leverage. He currently runs a basic route tree and will need to develop a more advanced tree. He has average ball skills with average hands, primarily looks to use his body to catch the ball even when trying to high point the ball on jump balls. He has poor perimeter blocking ability due to slight build and limited play strength.

  • Ball Skills
    5
  • Suddenness
    6
  • Release
    5
  • Route Running
    5
  • Run After Catch
    7
  • Vertical threat
    5
  • Perimeter Blocking
    3
  • Return Ability
    6
Grade 5.3

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?
Bo Melton, a NJ native, is a RS SR who is leaving Rutgers as one of the best receivers in their program history. He is 3rd in Rutgers history in games played (56), 6th in receptions (164), 10th in receiving yards (2,011), and T-8th in 100 receiving yard games (5). He was a team captain in 2020 and 2021 and was voted offensive MVP this past season. He has received All-Big 10 honors in both 2020 and 2021. Prior to Rutgers, he was ranked the #1 receiver in NJ in his class and played varsity basketball, and won titles in the 200m, 400m, and long jump. His father, Gary, played WR and RB for Rutgers and his mom played basketball for Rutgers. Melton aligned both inside and outside and is most dangerous with the ball in his hand. He projects as a backup slot receiver in the NFL who should be used in the short and intermediate areas, and can be used on end arounds and screens. He is going to need time to develop, especially in the weight room. He offers special teams value as a returner and this is how he will get on the field early in his career. He returned kicks and punts in his college career.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • v Maryland
  • Nov - 27 - 2021
  • Had a career high 217 all purpose yards
  • iconWorst Game
  • AT Penn State
  • Nov - 20 - 2021
  • Really struggled to separate vs CBs. Had 4 catches for 52 yards.
Best Trait
RAC Ability
Pro Comparison
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