2024 Exclusive Sneak Peek: Ladd McConkey

Ladd McConkey, Georgia

2024 Exclusive Sneak Peek: Ladd McConkey, WR Georgia


Welcome to the Exclusive Sneak Peek: Ladd McConkey, a Wide Receiver from Georgia. He is from Chatsworth, Georgia, and was a 3-star recruit out of North Murray High School.

In 2021, as a freshman, McConkey established himself as a key piece of the Bulldog’s offence. He totaled 31 receptions for 447 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns in 15 games on his way to a solid season.

He followed his solid freshman season up with another solid year in 2022, where in 13 games he caught 51 receptions for 675 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns.

His junior season of 2023 saw his production revert to his freshman numbers as he only played in 8 games, recording 29 receptions for 461 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns.


Measurables

Height: 6’0” (36th-percentile)                                 

Weight: 185 lbs (14th-percentile)

Age: 22.2                                                      

Class: Junior


NCAA Statistics

Receiving & Rushing Table
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Year School Conf Class Pos G Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
*2020GeorgiaSECFRWR000
*2021GeorgiaSECFRWR153144714.4544411.013549114.06
*2022GeorgiaSECSO155876213.17713419.126589613.89
*2023GeorgiaSECJRWR93047815.9223819.013251616.13
CareerGeorgia119168714.2141321616.64132190314.418
Provided by CFB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 1/22/2024.

Scouting Reports

Strengths

  • Is physical as a slot receiver and could excel in that role in the NFL.
  • Excellent route running and ball tracking. Quick burst off the line of scrimmage.
  • His special team abilities could allow him extra opportunities to stay in the lineup even in a crowded wide receiver room.
  • Smart and hard-working player with excellent grit and determination.
  • Is agile and possesses great burst on the short to intermediate routes.

Weaknesses

  • Struggles with physical corners due to his lack of size and mass.
  • He needs to refine his technique as he transitions from the catch to running upfield.
  • He lacks the size to be a threat on the outside and struggles with contested catch situations.
  • Athletic but lacks the quick twitch to gain separation consistently.

Pre-Draft Analysis

Expected Draft Capital: Mid 2nd Round

Ideal Landing Spot: Jacksonville Jaguars

Ladd McConkey Georgia
Courtesy of nflmockdraftdatabase.com

Where McConkey will be selected is anyone’s guess. Some NFL Draft analysts have him going at the end of the first round, while others have him slipping to the fourth round, I believe the truth is somewhere in between.

McConkey seems primed to be a Day 2 pick, likely falling somewhere in the ranges of Pick 40-50. A prime spot for him would be 48th overall to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

He looks to be a solid complementary piece that can operate in several different areas on the field. He won’t be a threat to overtake Calvin Ridley, or even Christian Kirk for that matter, but a WR3 spot on the Jaguar’s depth chart could provide him with plenty of opportunity to develop into a solid contributor, especially when Ridley eventually moves on from Jacksonville.

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