Z WR – #2 Boise State
Year: Redshirt Junior
High School: Vista Murrieta (Murrieta, CA)
HS Rating: 4 star (0.8918)
Phil Steele: PS#72
Khalil Shakir Scouting Report
Very nice speed. Very effective receiver with space in front of him. Flips his hips well. Insane body control. Accelerates very well. Fairly explosive. Average for the NFL. Strong route-running work. Ran a surprisingly limited route tree at Boise State.
Wasn’t really asked to run outside of the same six to nine routes. Ran a bunch of slants and ins, basic outs, and go’s. Nuances are good. Understands how to manipulate defenders on several route combinations. Wins the positioning battle off the release, even if the defender plays a little bit off. Works the sideline pretty well. Shows a solid catch radius. Lays out well to make catches when he needs to. Attacks the catch point.
Crazy circus catch ability. Flashes the ability to make catches through contact. Offers deep ball ability. Commands the catch point. Good after the catch ability. Has decent field vision and knows how to pick his way through a screen. Flashes the ability to break tackles and keep his feet. Solid run blocker on the perimeter. Used as the lead blocker in screen concepts. Very consistent run blocker.
What we want to see from Khalil Shakir in Mobile
- Khalil Shakir showed the ability to make some crazy catches, especially this last season at Boise State. While he’s an impressive talent, we want to see how well he can make contested “50/50” ball catches. It’s not something that we saw at Boise State and it would be nice to see what he could do in those situations for his evaluation.
Pre-Senior Bowl projection
Khalil Shakir played in a wide open spread scheme at Boise State, which doesn’t always translate well to the next level. He has good speed, strong hands, but a lot to learn as a route runner as he gets into more nuanced routes in the NFL.
Because of his versatility, we think Shakir looks like a fifth/seventh-round projection. He won’t start immediately in the league and doesn’t offer too much immediately on special teams. He will be a depth player at the next level for the next couple of years before working into a potential starting role as a third receiver in a spread based system.