2024 Exclusive Sneak Peek: Troy Franklin

Troy Franklin, Oregon

2024 Exclusive Sneak Peek: Troy Franklin, WR Oregon


Welcome to the Exclusive Sneak Peek: Troy Franklin, a Wide Receiver from the University of Oregon. He is from Palo Alto, California, and was a 4-star recruit out of Menlo-Atherton High School.

During his Freshman year, Franklin appeared in 14 games for the Ducks and recorded only 18 catches for 209 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns.

His sophomore season of 2022 is when his initial breakout happened. He recorded 61 receptions for 891 yards and 9 touchdowns and demonstrated a high-level ability to be a reliable contributor in the Oregon offense.

In 2023, as a junior, he had his full break out. In one of the more impressive statistical seasons in recent college football, he hauled in 81 receptions for a whopping 1,383 receiving yards and 14 receiving touchdowns.

After this monster season, he would go on to declare for the 2024 NFL Draft where he is part of the most star-studded receiver class in years.


Measurables

Height: 6’3” (79th-percentile)                                 

Weight: 187 lbs (17th-percentile)

Age: 20.1                                                      

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
*2021OregonPac-12FRWR141820911.620001820911.62
*2022OregonPac-12SO136189114.690006189114.69
*2023OregonPac-12JRWR1381138317.11400081138317.114
CareerOregon160248315.525000160248315.525
Provided by CFB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 1/21/2024.

Scouting Reports

Strengths

  • Elite speed is likely the fastest of the elite rookie receivers. An excellent deep threat.
  • He excels out of both the slot and on the perimeter.
  • Exceptional ability to highpoint the ball and win in contested catch situations.
  • A precision route runner with a well-developed route tree.
  • Is a premium combination of size and speed.

Weaknesses

  • Is a serviceable blocker, but his limited weight and technique leave much to be desired.
  • Needs to hit the weight room and add mass to beef up significantly.
  • His lack of “beef” means he is not a great YAC guy and struggles to break tackles due to a lack of physicality.
  • He is prone to concentration drops as he frequently turns up-field to run before he secures the catch.

Pre-Draft Analysis

Expected Draft Capital: Late 1st Round

Ideal Landing Spot: Baltimore Ravens

Troy Franklin Oregon
Courtesy of nflmockdraftdatabase.com

As is typical with most of the true Super Bowl contenders, they pick late in the first round and are projected to add a receiver. The Baltimore Ravens are no different. Much like the Chiefs and Bills, they have offensive weapons, but can always use another talented receiver.

Franklin finds himself in an exceptionally deep wide receiver class, which is the only reason he could conceivably be available this late in the draft. There is a gap from pick 11 to roughly pick 20, where none of the teams in those draft slots need a receiver.

So the question for Franklin is, does he find his way into the top 10 picks (unlikely), or does he go at the tail-end of the first round to one of the true contenders?

Check out The Fantasy Football Universe video breakdown of Troy Franklin below.

Enjoying The FFU? Check out our EXCLUSIVE Patreon content!
Become a patron at Patreon!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top