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Rd 5, Pick 148 (5): WR Khalil Shakir, Boise St


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I love this pick.  This is one of the guys I was hoping we would get today.


Great ability to separate, really good speed, can play slot and outside the boundaries but more of a projected slot and great production throughout his collegiate career.


Very surprised he lasted this long.

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4.43 speed

Shakir is a human highlight reel. Great body control, great hands, 4.43 speed, 6'0, 196 pounds, understands how to use leverage, can find soft spots in zone, two time First Team All-Mountain West and just a quick guy. Apr 19, 2022

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From Burgler’s draft Beast:

STRENGTHS: Polished route runner ... uses hesitation and timing to lull defenders and shake loose at the top of routes ... doesn’t give away his route path too early ... natural hands-catcher and snatches well in stride ... can twist his body to make midair adjustments ... accounted for a first down or touchdown on 75.3 percent of receptions ... quick first step to escape press or threaten defenders after the catch ... much tougher than he looks, and can take hits over the middle while finishing catches ... one of two permanent team captains in 2021, and coaches call him “selfless” and a “true” team guy ... averaged 8.0 yards per punt return (23/184/0) and 23.8 yards per kick return (8/190/0) ... also had 71 carries and five pass attempts over his career ... finished his career No. 5 in school history in catches (208) and No. 4 in receiving yards (2,878). 

WEAKNESSES: Quicker-than-fast, and lacks ideal long speed (doesn’t consistently play up to his timed speed) ... flashes some elusiveness, but missed tackles were infrequent on film ... shorter arms, and needs to add more bulk to his frame ... aggressive NFL cornerbacks will be able to out-muscle him mid-route ... will attempt to trap the ball or run before securing it, leading to easy drops ... has the same number of career drops (20) as touchdown catches (20) ... half-hearted blocker on screens and in the run game. 

SUMMARY: A three-year starter at Boise State, Shakir was the H receiver in offensive coordinator Tim Plough’s offense, lining up primarily in the slot. One of the most prolific receivers in school history, he averaged 121.5 all-purpose yards during his junior and senior seasons, which was No. 1 in the Mountain West Conference over that span. While he isn’t a true burner, Shakir skillfully uses gear control to set up defenders and create pockets of separation with his short-area quickness. He has terrific body control, which is evident in his routes, at the catch point and as a ball carrier. Overall, Shakir has average triangle numbers, but he is a crafty route runner with excellent hand-eye coordination and adjustment skills. He projects best in the slot and can handle return responsibilities. 

GRADE: 4th Round

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