Corey Sutton

Corey Sutton

Measurements
  • Height
    6030
  • Hand
    8 5/8
  • VJ
    37
  • Weight
    205lbs
  • Arm
    30 3/4
  • Speed
    4.56
WR Combine Averages
  • Height
    6004
  • Hand
    9 1/2
  • VJ
    36
  • Weight
    200lbs
  • Arm
    32
  • Speed
    4.51
Dak Brown - Scout
Corey Sutton
  • Overall Rank
    288
  • Position Rank
    34
  • Position
    WR
  • Age
    24.7 Years
  • Team
    APPALACHIAN ST

Stats

Year Games Played Rec Yards YPC TDs Misc. Stats
2018 13 44 773 17.60 10
2019 9 41 601 14.7 7
2021 13 61 901 14.8 7

Build

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

Height is above the line at 6'3", weight is around the combine average. Hand and arm length are both below average, but for the most part, these don't appear to affect his game. Has a solid, built-out frame with a strong base and above the line upper body strength. Durability is average, suffered a torn ACL in 2019, followed by upper body surgery at the end of the 2021 season, but comes into the draft having played a full season of football.

  • Size
    7
  • Length
    4
  • Frame/Durability
    7
Grade 6.0

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Toughness is above the line, which is shown particularly through his ability to run block. He is able to position himself well, establish a strong base and can be trusted to consistently block corners and create running lanes for ballcarriers. Instincts are outstanding, he can take reflex catches in and around his body and shows adequate motor to keep searching for space and make himself available for the throw. His effort/motor is let down by a lack of consistency, he has the ability to make an impact both when running routes and run blocking, but doesn't appear to have the drive to do this every snap on film.

  • Toughness
    7
  • Instincts
    8
  • Effort/Motor
    5
Grade 6.7

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Limited explosiveness at release and limited final speed. On deeper routes, he will not trouble defenders due to his speed. His body control is above the line, he shows good IQ to adjust his body well in order to get in position to make catches and also understands how to leverage himself well on run blocking assignments. His flexibility and change of direction is limited, he often runs rounded cuts instead of makes sharp turns and fails to gain consistent separation because of this. Has above the line play strength, displaying an ability to fight through traffic, stay aggressive at the point of contact and break tackles for YAC.

  • Explosiveness
    4
  • Speed
    4
  • Body Control
    7
  • Flexibility/Bend
    4
  • Change of Direction
    4
  • Play Strength
    7
Grade 5.0

Technical

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

Adequate but inconsistent release. Shows an ability to easily square up and avoid contact with defenders through quick footwork in press coverage, but his limited speed and explosiveness means he will struggle to close cushions quickly in off coverage. Ball skills are outstanding, he clearly has great vision for the ball and is able to take difficult catches in and around his body, whilst on the move and over the shoulder. Shows good awareness of the sidelines on outbreaking routes. He generated adequate YAC through his strength, typically can be trusted to break tackles and fight for yardage. Understands his run blocking assignments well and is able to leverage and position himself in order to hold up defenders comfortably and create easy running lanes for ballcarriers.

  • Ball Skills
    8
  • Suddenness
    4
  • Release
    6
  • Route Running
    4
  • 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?
A 3 star recruit out of Mallard Creek High School, Corey Sutton is an interesting prospect, who shows flashes of outstanding plays, but whose tape is marred by inconsistency. Initially committed to Kansas State for the 2016 season and played 11 games as a true freshman before redshirting in 2017 and transferring to Appalachian State for the 2018 season. Sutton is a Z-receiver with a legitimate deep threat due to his ball tracking and vision and can serve as a backup to a team looking to add a vertical threat to their offense. He needs to improve his consistency, but his ability to track the ball in the air, display effort to fight for a catch and instincts to take catches around his body and over his shoulder comfortably help offset the lack of speed in the deep game. His agility is also a slight concern, specifically in the high angle change of direction routes (curl, hook, dig) as he has not refined his ability to make sharp turns or decelerate and face his QB with speed. With improvement in these areas however, he has the potential to be a WR #3/4 in the league.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • vs ULM
  • Oct - 20 - 2021
  • 5 REC, 77 YDS, 1 TD
  • iconWorst Game
  • vs UL
  • Oct - 12 - 2021
  • 2 REC, 19 YDS
Best Trait
Ball Skills
Pro Comparison
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