Charleston Rambo

Charleston Rambo

Measurements
  • Height
    6010
  • Hand
    9 3/4
  • VJ
    33 1/2
  • Weight
    185lbs
  • Arm
    32
  • Speed
    4.57
WR Combine Averages
  • Height
    6004
  • Hand
    9 1/2
  • VJ
    36
  • Weight
    200lbs
  • Arm
    32
  • Speed
    4.51
Dak Brown - Scout
Charleston Rambo
  • Overall Rank
    272
  • Position Rank
    31
  • Position
    WR
  • Team
    MIAMI-FL

Stats

Year Games Played Rec Yards YPC TDs Misc. Stats
2018 5 8 125 15.6 1
2019 14 43 743 17.3 5
2020 9 25 312 12.5 3
2021 12 79 1,165 14.7 7

Build

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

Size is adequate at 6'1". Could benefit from putting on some weight since he is significantly below the combine average at 185, but this doesn't appear to be an issue on film. Slender frame with strong arms and lower body strength, which is particularly evident in run blocking. No major injuries during his 4 years at college, so durability is not currently a concern.

  • Size
    6
  • Length
    6
  • Frame/Durability
    7
Grade 6.3

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Toughness is above the line, shown predominantly through his ability to consistently win vs DBs in run blocking and his aggressiveness in contested catch situations. Shows a good ability to position himself well and drive defenders back, whilst also ensuring they can't shed him and make a play on the ballcarrier. Displays considerable strength, particularly against defenders that might out-weight him. In contested catch situations, he displays determination to fight through contact and make a play on the ball.

  • Toughness
    7
  • Instincts
    5
  • Effort/Motor
    7
Grade 6.3

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Explosiveness and speed are average, he doesn't possess a threat on the deep ball due to his speed. Takes time to close down cushions and shows average change of direction to manipulate DBs and create separation. Doesn't appear to use much footwork in order to throw off DBs, but instead relies on his aggressiveness in jump ball situations to come down with the reception. On high angle change of direction routes (hook, curl), he shows a good ability to decelerate quickly and move into space . On digs, slants, out routes, he struggles to make sharp turns at the top of his stem, allowing DBs to read his intentions and close him down easily.

  • Explosiveness
    5
  • Speed
    5
  • Body Control
    7
  • Flexibility/Bend
    6
  • Change of Direction
    5
  • Play Strength
    7
Grade 5.8

Technical

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

Release is average, he lacks the initial burst to get into space immediately. Against press coverage, he uses his strength to gain separation and can do this consistently. He might benefit from adding some footwork and manipulation to his releases, since DBs will recognise quickly that his solution to press coverage is slightly one-dimensional. Ball skills are above the line, he shows good vision to track the ball in the air and bring it down comfortably. His hands can be trusted, as he shows good technique to make plays in and around his body and over the shoulder. Route running is average, as he doesn't have a refined method of getting into space, but instead trusts his strength and ball skills.

  • Ball Skills
    7
  • Suddenness
    5
  • Release
    5
  • Route Running
    5
  • Run After Catch
    6
  • Vertical threat
    6
  • Perimeter Blocking
    7
  • Return Ability
    6
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?
Charleston Rambo is a 4 star recruit out of Cedar Hill HS, Texas. He initially committed to the University of Oklahoma and spent the first 3 years of his college career there, racking up 76 receptions for 1180 yards. After a COVID hit season in 2020, he transferred to the University of Miami to play for the Hurricanes, where he had his breakout year, bringing in 79 receptions for 1165 yards and 7 TDs. Rambo is a receiver that lacks a refined skillset, as he shows an ability to perform well in most tasks asked of him, but does not exceed in any of them. He uses his strength and physicality to make up for his lack of speed deep, but it might be difficult to replicate this in the NFL, especially because he is slightly undersized. He could benefit from adding a few pounds in the offseason to handle more aggressive defenders and also refining his route running, in particular taking sharper turns at the top of his stems. Rambo has the potential to be a rotational receiver with WR3 upside, but this will depend on his growth and refinement of his skillset.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • v Michigan State
  • Sep - 18 - 2021
  • 12 REC, 156 YARDS, 2 TDs, showed an ability to get into space and make plays at key moments to keep his team in the game
  • iconWorst Game
  • @ North Carolina
  • Oct - 16 - 2021
  • 4 REC, 34 YARDS, struggled to make sharp turns and DBs were able to track him easily
Best Trait
Run Blocking
Pro Comparison
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