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Bryce Ford-Wheaton’s NFL Draft Profile: Combination of Size and Speed Offers Tremendous Upside



Bryce Ford-Wheaton at WVU Pro Day

Bryce Ford-Wheaton stated off as an afterthought for NFL Draft experts, but has now emerged as a player with tremendous upside.

Ford-Wheaton, listed at 6-foot-4 and 221 pounds, has been vocal about feeling he’s being disrespected by those who don’t think that much of his NFL potential. He reiterated this by saying “I know people are sleeping on me” at the NFL Combine. It was from that point on that those previously unaware or doubting the WVU product began noticing him. He even voiced he feels he’s done everything he can to show NFL teams what he can offer at WVU’s Pro Day.

Bryce Ford-Wheaton Has Done All He Can Do

Asti: Bryce Ford-Wheaton Has Done Everything Possible to Impress NFL Teams

In Indianapolis, Ford-Wheaton backed up his prediction that he would show off his speed with an attention grabbing 4.38 time in the 40-yard dash. His work at the East-West Shrine Bowl, his meetings with teams, most notably the Commanders and Steelers. Pittsburgh even hosted him a coupe weeks ago.

While receiver is a position that almost always offers plenty of talent in the NFL Draft, Ford-Wheaton should earn his chance somewhere, and at some point in the middle rounds.

Pros for Bryce Ford-Wheaton

  • Size
  • Experience on Special Teams
  • Tendency to find the end zone and for big plays
  • Explosiveness
  • Physicality
  • Speed
  • Upside potential as a developmental project
  • Significant growth as a player throughout college
  • Dealt with several different types of quarterbacks

Areas of Concern for Bryce Ford-Wheaton

  • Inconsistent hands leading to drops
  • Struggles to get separation
  • Hasn’t faced much man to man from elite level corners
  • Played in a struggling offense in 2022

NFL Combine Testing

  • 40-Yard Dash: 4.38
  • Vertical Jump: 41”
  • Broad Jump: 10′ 9”
  • Short-Shuttle: 4.15
  • Three-Cone: 6.97

Mike Asti was joined by Shane Hallam to discuss Stills’ full draft stock on a recent episode of Mike Drop via the Bleav Network.

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