18 Sep 2020

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Summer Scouting Notes: Tamorrion Terry, WR, Florida State

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Redshirt Junior | 6’4” 203 lbs |03/21/1998|Ashburn, GA

A tall, smooth, YAC monster who consistently wins at the catch point and is a credible deep threat

Tamorrion Terry is a late-bloomer 3-star prospect who became an impact starter for Florida State as a redshirt freshman and and grew into the Seminoles’ undisputed No. 1 receiving threat last season. He averaged a dazzling 19.8 yards per catch in 2019 and ended the season on a tear, finishing with 7-plus catches and 131 yards or more in three of the team’s final four games. Terry averaged 58.9 yards gained per touchdown scored last season, the highest NCAA mark in the past 15 years.

Strengths:

  • Dangerous YAC specialist. Took several short slants to the house
  • Flashes high-level competitiveness as a blocker
  • Shows smooth stop-and-go quickness before and after the catch
  • Has a “fifth gear” with the ball in his hands
  • Exceptional elusiveness for a player his size
  • Huge catch radius
  • Long strider and legitimate deep threat
  • Above average ball tracking
  • Goes up strong for contested catches and wins at the catch point

Areas to improve:

  • Needs to fine-tune his route running to create separation more consistently
  • Questionable hands. Too many easy drops and body catches
  • Limited route tree (mostly slants, curls and go routes)
  • Meager success getting a clean release against press coverage
  • Needs to add play strength to win against physical DBs more often (Reportedly has added muscle and is up to 220 pounds, according to head coach Mike Norvell)

Injury concerns: 

Had a minor knee surgery on his right lateral meniscus just prior to the 2019 season, but did not miss any time.

Battled a minor calf injury during the 2018 offseason.

Way too early projection:

With electric elusiveness and high-end RAC-ability for a 6-foot-4 receiver, Terry has quite the upside. If he reaches his potential, Terry could become an ideal X receiver who routinely wins jump balls, turns quick-hit plays into touchdowns, and provides a credible deep threat. Although his ceiling is higher than many of his contemporaries in the upcoming draft class, Terry still has a lot of room to grow as a route runner and has had some questionable drops. He has a puncher’s chance of being a Day 1 selection in 2021, and should be a near lock to be selected by the end of Day 2.

What to watch in 2020:

Terry’s route tree was quite rudimentary over his last two years under Willie Taggart, and the shift to Mike Norvell’s system should help him grow as an all-around route runner. If Terry can begin to separate from defenders with sharp routes more often, his vast ceiling will look a whole lot more reachable. With Norvell suggesting that Terry has bulked up to 220 pounds, it’ll be interesting to see how that changes his game. Will he be able to handle the physical defensive backs who previously gave him trouble? And will his additional weight limit his speed and quickness?

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