Dontario Drummond

Dontario Drummond

Measurements
  • Height
    6007
  • Hand
    9 1/4
  • VJ
    34
  • Weight
    215lbs
  • Arm
    31 4/8
  • Speed
    4.65
WR Combine Averages
  • Height
    6004
  • Hand
    9 1/2
  • VJ
    36
  • Weight
    200lbs
  • Arm
    32
  • Speed
    4.51
Charlie Parkinson - Scout
Dontario Drummond
  • Overall Rank
    211
  • Position Rank
    26
  • Position
    WR
  • Age
    24.8 Years
  • Team
    MISSISSIPPI

Stats

Year Games Played Rec Yards YPC TDs Misc. Stats
2019 8 13 188 14.5 0
2020 9 25 417 16.7 7
2021 12 76 1,028 13.5 8 6/40/1

Build

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

Adequate size and length standing at 6000, 215 lbs. Muscular frame with a thick lower body and long arms. Does not seem to have any concerning injury history.

  • Size
    6
  • Length
    6
  • Frame/Durability
    6
Grade 6.0

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Adequate competitive toughness as shown by his physicality running after the catch. He is effective at finding spots in the defense and staying in the QBs vision to present a target. His effort is not concerning but he often jogs routes when not involved in the main route progression.

  • Toughness
    6
  • Instincts
    6
  • Effort/Motor
    5
Grade 5.7

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Adequate explosiveness, as shown by his acceleration throughout the route and after the catch. Has the speed to run across the field and get the edge on reverses. He bursts out of cuts on quick routes like slants. Has the physicality to make catches when facing contact. He has adequate body control to track the ball and make tough catches near the sideline. ... Runs high off the snap and does not have the breakaway speed or quickness to be a dynamic separator. Occasional contact balance issue when he deals with physical DBs at the top of his route.

  • Explosiveness
    6
  • Speed
    6
  • Body Control
    6
  • Flexibility/Bend
    6
  • Change of Direction
    6
  • Play Strength
    6
Grade 6.0

Technical

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

Drummond operates effectively on underneath routes and finds open holes in the defense to present a target to the QB. His long arms and big hands allow him to have a wide catch radius so he can make catches that are behind him. His best asset is his ability after the catch, where he runs hard, can make defenders miss with his elusiveness, and follows his blockers to get a large gain after the catch, 65.5 YAC%. ... Drummond played mostly out of the slot and did not deal with much press. He will likely need to develop a more effective release package to be effective at the next level. He ran a very limited route tree that was mostly based on quick RPO routes, so he must develop his route tree as well. He does not show high-end quickness or flexibility to be a dynamic separator either. He does suffer from occasional drops due to not having very soft hands. He has not had many opportunities to win over the top, track the ball, and high point a deep catch, as that likely will not be a part of his game at the next level. He gets himself in good position to block and is physical enough to do it well but he takes poor angles to his blocks and usually does not drive defenders.

  • Ball Skills
    6
  • Suddenness
    5
  • Release
    4
  • Route Running
    5
  • Run After Catch
    7
  • Vertical threat
    4
  • Perimeter Blocking
    4
  • Return Ability
    4
Grade 4.9

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?
Drummond was a former JUCO player before taking his talents to Ole Miss. In 2019 before arriving on campus, he was selected in the late rounds of the MLB draft. Drummond has been very productive for the Ole Miss offense especially this past year. He operated mostly as the starting slot receiver in their RPO offense. He is an adequate athlete but is not a dynamic one. He has reliable hands is very effective after the catch, and he should be able to replicate that at the next level. That said, he ran a very limited route tree in college and is pretty one-dimensional in terms of his playstyle. Drummond is underdeveloped in areas of his game but he should be able to carve out a role for himself as a rotational slot receiver, who can be used on reverses and routes in the short game. He has some special teams value and fits best in an RPO-heavy offense.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • v Louisville
  • Sep - 06 - 2021
  • Impressive hands and playmaking ability, 10/214/1
  • iconWorst Game
  • AT Alabama
  • Oct - 02 - 2021
  • Struggled to create any separation
Best Trait
Run after catch ability
Pro Comparison
Less versatile Ty Montgomery