Tajae Sharpe-Massachusetts- Pretty odd you can put the first and second leading receivers in all the nation on a sleeper list, but that’s exactly what I have just done. Tajae Sharpe lead the nation with 111 receptions and dominated the MAC conference. He was a two-time first team ALL-MAC player which tells you he dominated at his level of competition which is what you look for in smaller school guys. He also made second team ALL-AMERICAN as well.
MEASUREABLES AND PRODUCTION:
Sharpe put up some impressive measureables to go along with his size and length. Showed well in his speed, explosion, and agility drills and workouts. You can see them here. As you would expect from a guy who was voted ALL-MAC two-years in a row his numbers were very good. For his production click here.
Positives: Sharpe can work all three levels of a defense. Whether it be his ability to cut through traffic on a smoke route, run quick breaking in and out routes, or go downfield on go and flag routes, as well as back shoulder balls in the end zone for touchdowns he can do it all. Wins with great route running prowess with a multitude of moves and techniques. Smart and instinctive he should be productive in the Bears offense fairly quickly.
Negatives: Doesn’t have élite speed or quickness. Has to get used to working out of press coverage in the pro’s. Needs to add weight and develop functional strength to compete with the monsters that occupy the second level of NFL defenses.
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