2024 Exclusive Sneak Peek: Ricky Pearsall

Ricky Pearsall, Florida

2024 Exclusive Sneak Peek: Ricky Pearsall, WR Florida


Welcome to the Exclusive Sneak Peek: Ricky Pearsall, Hailing from Chandler, Arizona, Pearsall attended Arizona State University after graduating from Corona Del Sol High School. He received a 3-star rating from ESPN and 247 Sports.

In his first two years at Arizona State under Herm Edwards, Pearsall was not able to make a significant impact with the Sun Devils. He played 17 games, caught 13 receptions, and combined for 214 yards with 1 touchdown.

During his junior year, Pearsall emerged as a standout player, participating in all 13 games. He led ASU in both receptions and yards, finishing the season with 48 catches for a total of 580 yards and 4 touchdowns. Additionally, he demonstrated his versatility on offense by carrying the ball 6 times for 44 yards and a touchdown.

In 2022, Pearsall decided to showcase his talent in the SEC by joining Florida and playing alongside Anthony Richardson. He exhibited his deep-threat ability by finishing 4th in college football with an average of 20 yards per reception while leading Florida in both receiving yards and touchdowns. In total, he caught 33 passes for 661 yards and 5 touchdowns. It was a sign of things to come.

He saved his best performance for last, in 2023, setting career highs in receptions, yards, and touchdowns with 65 receptions, 965 yards, and 4 touchdowns.

In December, Pearsall declared for the 2024 NFL draft and is currently at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.


Measurables

Height: 6’1” (52nd-percentile)                                 

Weight: 193 lbs (19th-percentile)

Age: 23.3                                                     

Class: Senior


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
*2019Arizona StatePac-12FRWR13712818.30111.00812916.10
2020Arizona StatePac-12SOWR468614.3133311.01911913.22
*2021Arizona StatePac-12JRWR134858012.146447.315462411.65
*2022FloridaSECSR133366120.05811314.114177418.96
2023FloridaSECSRWR126596514.8436220.7268102715.16
CareerOverall159242015.2142125312.05180267314.919
Arizona State6179413.0510787.827187212.37
Florida98162616.691117515.93109180116.512
Provided by CFB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 1/31/2024.

Scouting Reports

Strengths

  • Versatile player, who can play in the slot or out wide.
  • Fluid route runner who can consistently create separation in routes.
  • He is a playmaker with the ball in his hands that can be deployed in the running game as well.
  • The ability to make circus catches that will drop your jaw.
  • When defenders line up in off-coverage, he can make them look foolish.
  • He has arrogant hands that will come away with the ball if it is in his catch radius.

Weaknesses

  • Has difficulty getting free when pressed at the line of scrimmage.
  • He lacks top-end speed, which will limit his ceiling at the next level.
  • Will let routes get disrupted, and timing with the quarterback will be thrown off.
  • He needs to get stronger to improve as a run blocker to see the field at the NFL level consistently.

Pre-Draft Analysis

Expected Draft Capital: Round 3

Ideal Landing Spot: Dallas Cowboys Pick 87

Ricky Pearsall
Courtesy of nflmockdraftdatabase.com

Ricky Pearsall is a highly versatile player who can excel in various NFL offenses. His route-running skills will get him on the field early in his career and also help him maintain a career in the NFL. He is capable of playing both inside and outside positions and can also be a potential asset in the run game.

While CeeDee Lamb was one of the best wide receivers in the NFL, the rest of the room left a lot to be desired as Gallup, Cooks, and Tolbert failed to live up to expectations. Pearsall can seamlessly slot into this offense, and give them another quality wide receiver they can mix and match with Lamb.

The 2024 class may have more skilled wide receivers, but Pearsall will still be a valuable addition to any team. He looks to be a quality receiver with potential for fantasy appeal.

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