3 Things College Coaches Look For In D1 WRs


The first thing colleges will want to see is that you are able to get in and out of your breaks smoothly and efficiently to create separation. I know what some of you are thinking, “they only look at size” “you need to pass the eye test” and yes both of those are true in some cases but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to play at the next level if you don’t have it. If you are 5’10 it has been done before, if you are 5’8 it has been done before. Don’t get so caught up in the attributes. Focus on what you can control and what you can show on film. And having smooth/explosive route running is something you can show on tape. Are you able to sell vertical? Are you able to eliminate wasted motion at the top of the route? Are you able to accelerate out of your breaks? Are you able to beat press? These are questions you need to be asking yourself and if the answers are no or that you need improvement in those areas, you need to work this off season to show that! If you guys want an 8 week on field workout schedule for WRs checkout the link below! We give you 8 weeks of daily WR drills split up into specific sets, reps and we include over 2- hours of video instructions explaining each drill. Click here ⬇️⬇️

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The second thing college coaches will want to see is speed. Everyone at the next level is fast so showcasing your speed on film is super important. I also wouldn’t get caught up in a specific 40 time either that you need to achieve. Colleges can improve your speed when you get there, but if you already have speed built up it’s less work they have to do, which is better. Colleges don’t only take guys who run a 4.6 and below, 40 times dont matter. Game speed that you show in person when the pads come on is what matters.

Last but not least college coaches want to see WRs block! If you can’t block you won’t get the rock. And you are no longer an asset to the team in the run game. On your highlight tape that you send out to coaches you must include some of your best blocks within the first 1-2 minutes. Blocking will help you jump off the tape and create some interest, especially if you play at a run heavy high school.


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