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Draft Season At Vikings Territory: WR Tajae Sharp Scouting Report

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][This Tajae Sharpe Scouting Report, with a Vikings slant, has been provided to Vikings Territory by Draft Season. Be sure to check back for more and also be sure to visit Draft Season to quench your NFL Draft thirst. All previously published scouting reports can be found by clicking here.]

Tajae Sharp | WR, UMass

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Measurements

Height – 6’2″
Weight – 194 lbs.
Age – 21 yrs.

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At First Glance

Two-time 1st team All-MAC

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Projected Round:

4th – 5th Round

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Pros

Tall frame with nice long arms

Doesn’t shy away from making tough catches and going over the middle

Left UMass owning the receiving record book

Footwork is above average which allows him to separate from defenders

Runs polished routes

Has the drive that coaches love, will only continue to get better

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Cons

He is tall… but also lanky, needs to bulk up

Won’t wow anyone with his speed

With his smaller frame, defenders have an easy time getting him to the ground

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NFL Player Comparison:

Aaron Dobson, WR, New England Patriots

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The Vikings Slant

Vikings fit? Yes.

While it is widely thought the Vikings go receiver in either the first or second round, don’t be surprised if they decide to double dip at the position and look at receiver again in rounds five to seven. Sharpe is a guy that should hear his name called anywhere from round four to six. Sharpe has the size the Vikings are looking to add at the receiver position. While he needs to beef up his body, the height and ability to go up and get the ball is already there. During his time at UMass he proved time and time again he can put up numbers all while battling double teams and the opposing defenses’ best. I could see Sharpe being a guy who doesn’t make much of an impact as a rookie but comes into year two ready to battle for some serious playing time. Adding him to the mix of Diggs, Wright and whomever the Vikings draft in the early rounds could make for some nice receiving depth in the future. [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Draft Season Logo[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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