The Penn State Nittany Lions are one of the most revered teams in college football and a solid producer of NFL talent. K.J. Hamler is one of the better skill position players to come out of State College in awhile and his film is fun to watch. Hamler is an intriguing player for teams that are in need of a playmaker and Hamler fits the bill.
Hamler is an explosive player, with great speed, which has left opposing cornerbacks trailing behind him. Hamler is an impressive route runner; he uses his speed to well to get into his routes and is very crisp when he is running them. Hamler does not have an issue creating separation and his speed is impressive. Hamler is perhaps the most dangerous run after the catch wide receiver in this class.
The area I would like to see him improve is in hauling in receptions. Hamler tends to let the ball get into his body and that causes some untimely drops. Hamler’s size will cause him some problems against the more physical cornerbacks in the NFL. Hamler’s explosive speed will serve him well in the NFL.
Hamler’s speed and route running is a rare mixture in the NFL. I have Hamler going in the late first to early second round. Hamler is too talented and far too explosive for teams to pass up. Especially teams that are in need of playmakers.