Sage Surratt NFL draft rumours explained: Wake Forest receiver prepares for 2021

Lane Dias November 5, 2020
Sage Surratt NFL draft rumours explained: Wake Forest receiver prepares for 2021
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Sage Surratt NFL draft rumours explained: The Wake Forest receiver is considered to be one of the future stars of the NFL as he prepares for the 2021 draft.

The wide-receiver, who was raised in Lincolnton, North Carolina, plays for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and had considered entering the 2020 draft ahead of the 2020 season.

He initially opted against the draft selection and looked destined to return to his college team. However, the 22-year-old had a change of heart before the start of the college campaign.

Sage Surratt NFL draft 2020 rumours explained

In short, Surratt hasn’t been drafted yet. He is currently preparing for next season’s 2021 NFL Draft and is reportedly projected to be in among the early picks.

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Surratt will undoubtedly attract a host of potential suitors because of his 6ft 3in frame, which will enable him to be an easy target for quarter-backs.

His reach allows him to make difficult catches look fairly simple. He stretches to catch looping balls, an advantage over shorter defensive counterparts. It also enables Surratt to hurdle opponents’ challenges.

Weighing 215 pounds (97kg), Surratt’s broad stature also makes him a difficult player to come up against. It’s not easy for defensive players to knock him over and take him out of bounds, let alone make a play to force the ball out of his grasp and win takeovers.

In fact, it allows Surratt to make key blocks against defensive players in the line of scrimmage.

However, Surratt isn’t the most agile and paciest of players, making him susceptible to double-coverage, which will limit his impact.

Surratt’s stats

During the 2019 season, Surratt successfully received 66 passes, accumulating 1,001 yards. He averaged 15.2 yards for each catch and scored six touchdowns.

His older brother, Chazz, is a more defensive-minded player and is a linebacker for North Carolina Tar Heels. He could also feature in next year’s draft.

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