Coming out of Brenham high school, Courtland Sutton was a 3 star ranked safety. Not only was he a safety, he was one of the last guys SMU recruited. Making the most out of his opportunity and position change, Courtland Sutton has become one of the best wide receivers in the country and will be a day 2 guy in the draft at worst. One NFL GM recently said, “I think Sutton is the most underrated player in this draft. He’s got some flaws but you watch him on film and you see some things that translate well on Sundays. There’s a chance he’s the first wide receiver off the board.” (Per, Sporting News)
Courtland Sutton is 6’4, 230 lbs of pure strength and using his size and power is his calling card so it’s not surprising that his stock is rising. Sutton finished the 2017 season with 62 receptions, 1,017 yards, and 12 touchdowns. The game that stands out to me the most was SMU’s second of the year against North Texas where Sutton had 8 catches, 163 yards and 4 touchdowns. Yeah, you’re reading that right. 4 touchdowns in one game. North Texas tried so many different things to stop Sutton, but they were so over-matched, it was almost hard to watch. Some will try to argue that the competition he played against was very weak. While true, when you watch him play, he really stands out as a guy that could be great on an NFL team.
To put it in simpler terms, a guy of his size should not be this good after the catch. Sutton isn’t necessarily going to burn you down the field, but he is not slow by any means and his athleticism and his ability to locate the ball while running routes more than makes up for it.
-Locating the ball
-Dangerous after the catch
-Needs to be more of a bully against cornerbacks
-Not extremely fast
Pro-Player Comparison: Mike Williams (WR from the 2017 draft class)
Projected round: 1st round (but there’s a possibility he falls to the second round)