Juju Smith-Schuster is considered one of the better receivers in the 2017 NFL Draft, but he is not thought of in the same regard as Clemson’s Mike Williams or Western Michigan’s Corey Davis – seen by many as the top two wideouts in the class.
Despite racking up 3,092 receiving yards and 25 touchdowns in three seasons at USC, Smith-Schuster is considered at best a late first-round and most likely second-round pick.
The main knock on him is that Smith-Schuster does not have the downfield speed to create true separation.
It is a fair criticism, but there is a trait he does possess that makes Smith-Schuster a good bet to succeed at the pro level, his ability to defeat press coverage.
Many players do not face a lot of press coverage in college, but Smith-Schuster saw plenty of it while with the Trojans and dealt with it consistently well, whether (read more…)