3 UTR NCAA WR prospects who add serious speed to Eagles offense
By Brian Cass
This SEC prospect may get overshadowed a bit by his teammate and fellow wideout Jerry Jeudy, but Henry Ruggs’ pure speed sets him apart from his Alabama Crimson Tide counterpart. He possesses the big-play ability and can stretch the field against at ease.
This past season, Ruggs totaled 40 catches for 746 and seven touchdowns while averaging 18.7 yards per catch. His stats don’t jump out at you, but most scouts agree that if Ruggs was the number one receiver at just about any other school, his production would be through the roof.
Like Reagor, Ruggs is a bit undersized, standing at six-feet-tall and weighing in at190 pounds. Despite this, Ruggs still has the ability to high point balls over defenders and was used heavily in the red zone due to his leaping ability.
The one downfall to Ruggs’ game is his lack of experience running the route tree. He was never asked to run a nuanced route tree at Bama, but with his athletic ability, an NFL coach should be able to help him perfect any route he’s asked to run.
If he’s available when the Eagles pick at number 21, Howie shouldn’t hesitate to pull the trigger.