Team: USC Trojans
Position: Wide Receiver
Height/Weight: 6’1″ and 195 lbs
The purpose of this series is to provide a ceiling and a floor for devy prospects. We also provide an example of a player in which the prospect could reach their level of production. This is not a player comparison in regards to style of play, but more so used for what we think the high or low end of production could be for fantasy purposes.
When reviewing Amon-Ra as a prospect, it is difficult not to get excited about his Mater Dei High School tape and stats. He accrued most of his numbers during his junior and senior seasons as he caught 41 TDs in those those seasons and added 2,549 receiving yards. I understand high school stats are not a guaranteed indicator of future NFL success, but he was a highly coveted 5-star recruit coming out of HS. He has not disappointed at USC so far. As a freshman, he posted 60/750/3 and progressed this year with a line of 77/1,042/6 and added another 60 yards rushing and a score. St. Brown is an excellent tracker of the football and is usually in the right position for a clean catch. His routes are sharp and his breaks are very tight which makes him extremely difficult to cover. He appears to have above average footwork which pairs nicely as he explodes off the LOS. I am trying not to get overly excited, but he has the traits I look for in young prospects. Remember, the projection is not a player comparison, rather it is my opinion of production levels he may be able to hit if everything goes right.
Upside Projection: Stefon Diggs
At this point, I am having trouble finding areas for this kid to improve in. Amon-Ra is very young and still developing, which is scary, but has the looks of an NFL receiver who can play day 1. There were a few times he slightly mistimed his jump and did not high-point the ball as well as he could have, but he still managed to come down with the football. In his junior year, I will be looking for him to develop his blocking skills and if he improves on his sophomore year numbers, he could be one of the first receivers drafted in 2021. Not every exciting prospect excels, so I will temper my expectations with the floor projection.
Floor Projection: Nelson Agholor