Scouting Report: Sage Surratt

Sage Surratt, WR, Wake Forest

H: 6’2”

W: 215 lbs

Year: Redshirt Junior

Strengths:

Surratt has great size that allows him to play on top of most defensive backs, but also keeps him as a good athlete. He is a very physical and strong wide receiver that fights through contact at the line, through the route, and at the catch point. Surratt effectively uses his size and strength to keep the upper hand against corners. He is a very natural and fluid route runner and he has good speed. He excels with deep routes, whether it’s streaks, corners, posts, comebacks, etc. Surratt has excellent hands and rarely drops the ball. He is a natural hands catcher and once he snatches the ball, he has very strong hands that can fight through contact. He has excellent ball skills, doing an incredible job of tracking and adjusting to the ball and often getting his body in the best position to catch the ball, even in poorly thrown balls. Surratt has excellent body control and is great at catching the ball in traffic. He is an above average blocker as a wide receiver, but he is also very willing to block.

Weaknesses:

While Surratt has good athleticism for his size, he lacks the quickness and athleticism in tight spaces to really separate on very many routes. This also means quick slants and out/in routes are not his specialty as he does not contain the explosiveness to be effective enough. Surratt missed the last 4 games in 2019 due to a shoulder injury.

Summary:

Surratt is a big, strong, and physical wide receivers that excels in traffic. He fights through contact throughout his route and makes 50/50 balls seem more like 80/20 balls in his favor. He shows true ball skills in his excellent body control and concentration when the ball is in the air. He is a fluid and smooth runner, but doesn’t have the quickness or explosiveness to make a career out of short routes. At the catch point, Surratt has incredibly strong hands that allows him to fight through contact after the catch like the ball is magnetized to his hands. He opted out of the 2020 season, but that won’t affect his draft stock. Surratt makes things easier for his quarterback, and appears to be a top 40 pick as of now.

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