Ricardo Lockette Scouting Report

Ricardo Lockette

Height: 6’2
Weight: 211
College: Fort Valley State
40 Time: 4.34
Class: Senior
Stock:
Projected: 7th-FA

Stats

2010 – 23 catches, 262 yards, 11.4 avg, 1 TD
2009 – No stats
2008 – 19 catches, 277 yards, 14.6 avg, 3 TD’s
2007 – No stats

Overview:

Ricardo Lockette has gotten a lot of unnecessary hype this off-season. He runs a fast 40 so people fall in love with him. He’s not much of a receiver though. Terrible hands, bad route runner, and just not a natural receiver. Combine that with a lot of off field concerns and you really wonder if he’ll get drafted at all.

Scouting Report:

Positives

– Has excellent size and speed
– Can challenges defenses down field
– Creates separation due to his athleticism
– Has some ability to catch the ball away from his frame
– Shows some nice moves to get open on deep routes
– Was originally recruited to play at Auburn
– Has experience returning kicks
– Has the athletic skill set needed for the NFL

Negatives

– Very raw
– Terrible production against weak competition
– Bad route runner
– Doesn’t sink his hips and takes too many false steps
– Hands are inconsistent
– Allows the ball to get into his body far too much
– Does a really poor job of attacking the ball
– Drifts away from passes and allows corners to break under his route
– Has a ton of character concerns
– Publicly called out his QB at FVS
– Tested positive for testosterone at track meet

Skills:
1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

Speed: 4.0
Hands: 2.0
After Catch: 2.5
Body Control: 2.5
Range: 2.0
Pro Potential: 2.0

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