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2018 NFL Draft Scouting Report: WR Marcell Ateman

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 220 lbs.

Age: 23

School: Oklahoma State


40-yard dash: 4.62 sec.

Vertical: 34.0”

Broad: 121.0”

Bench: 13 reps

3-cone: 7.07 sec.



Big-bodied target with a large catch radius. Natural receiving skills. Wins in contested-catch situations. Gets his feet down on the boundary. Great body control when the ball is in the air. Adjusts to the back-shoulder ball. Works back to the pass on the perimeter. Has deceptive build-up speed. Strong hands. Reliable option when his team needs a conversion. Creates good separation at his size. Seems to have a handle on the intricacies of route-running. Makes the spectacular catch look easy.



A little slow in and out of breaks. Needs to get crisper on in-breaking routes. Foot speed could be an issue against good press corners. Average acceleration and explosiveness.


NFL Comparisons

Michael Floyd – Mike Evans – Marvin Jones



Marcell Ateman has a game very similar to that of former first-round pick Michael Floyd, but he might be a steal on Day 2 of the draft because he didn’t run a 4.4 like the Notre Dame product did. Ateman’s best trait is his ability to win on contested catches near the boundary, which I think will translate to the next level.


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