Name: D.J Chark

Position: Wide Receiver

School: LSU

Height: 6’3″

Weight: 187 Pounds

Receiving & Rushing Table
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Year School Conf Class Pos G Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
*2015 LSU SEC SO WR 1 0 11 0 1 79 79.0 1 1 90 90.0 1
*2016 LSU SEC JR WR 11 26 466 17.9 3 12 122 10.2 2 38 588 15.5 5
*2017 LSU SEC SR WR 13 40 874 21.9 3 12 63 5.3 1 52 937 18.0 4
Career LSU 66 1351 20.5 6 25 264 10.6 4 91 1615 17.7 10

Speed

Chark’s speed and his size together is a nightmare for an opposing defender. Chark has such great speed and acceleration that he can get past defensive backs by using his size and a sudden burst of speed that completely throws off defensive players.

Hands

D.J Chark is great and catching the football, and can use his size to make tough sideline catches look easy. Chark also excels in the art of positioning when a deep pass is lobbed to him. Chark’s only real problem with his hands is when it comes to pushing past a defender at the line of scrimmage or in press coverage.

Route Tree/Route Running

Out of all of these categories, I think this is the one where Chark struggles in the most. As Chark mainly used plain speed and size to get past opposition at LSU, and never ran complex routes. If Chark will thrive in the NFL he will have to improve his route running and learn the route tree better.

Agility

D.J Chark is one of the more agile players set to enter the 2018 NFL Draft in a sense that he is phenomenal at deking out defenders. This is true as Chark had many memorable plays at LSU where he either had a jet sweep or caught a pass and was able to slip a few defenders and get many yards. This skill should help Chark develop into a decent receiver in the NFL.

Blocking

Over Chark’s college career his blocking skills have greatly increased. As in his 2016 season, he simply missed many much-needed blocks but was able to come back in 2017 and make the key blocks despite having a smaller frame.

Team Fit

Chark could be a great pickup for the Ravens as he is projected to go in rounds two to four, so he is a great option if the Ravens don’t go receiver in the first round. Chark also is a taller receiver and is not known to drop many passes. This could be a resolution for the Ravens as they try to find a receiver with reliable hands.

The Ravens also are simply in a desperate situation with the wide receiver, so picking the very underrated Chark in the draft would be a fine move.

Adrian Andrew is the Managing Editor of  Full Press Coverage Ravens. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @FPC_Ravens  and like our page on Facebook!

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