2022 NFL Draft: Tre Turner Scouting Report

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Tre Turner NFL Draft Overview

Position: Wide receiver
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 190 pounds
School: Virginia Tech

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Tre Turner 2022 NFL Draft Profile

Tre Turner is from Greensboro, NC and he exited high school as a 4-star recruit. He had offers from a number of schools, including Miami, Florida, Notre Dame, and Ole Miss. Turner ultimately chose to attend and play football for Virginia Tech. Turner left the Virginia Tech program ranked in the top five all-time among Hokies receivers for receiving yards and receptions. And that was despite not having consistently dependable quarterback play. Turner received ACC Receiver of the Week honors at the beginning of November last season. Turner was also invited to the 2022 Reese’s Senior Bowl. He is a versatile receiver who excels when he attacks the intermediate areas of the field. While at Virginia Tech he produced with the ball in his hands. He is a good route runner and he has natural hands and great ball skills. While Turner might not be a number one receiver in the NFL, he could certainly be a very productive third option on a team.

Strengths

  • Good route runner
  • Excellent body control and ball skills;
  • Good at blocking from the receiver position;
  • Impressive catch radius
  • Possesses elite speed;
  • Yards after the catch;
  • Really athletic;
  • Good burst off the line of scrimmage;

Weaknesses

  • Staying healthy (surgery on his hip due to a sports hernia, plantar fasciitis, upper-body/respiratory injury);
  • Must improve at creating separation;
  • Needs to expand his route tree;

Teams With Need at The Position: Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints

Projection: Day three

NFL Comparison: Allen Hurns

Bottom Line on Tre Turner

Turner has good overall instincts as a receiver. He has playmaking ability at all levels and can make tough catches. Once he has the ball in his hands he is dynamic in the open field. He also displayed good blocking abilities while at Virginia Tech which would allow him to get some playing time in the NFL while he develops as a receiver. Turner averaged more than 17 yards per reception and about 10 yards per carry while in college. The fact that he was able to achieve this despite the inconsistent quarterback play throughout his time at Virginia Tech, shows what he is capable of. While Turner will not be a first-round selection, and there is a lot of depth at the wide receiver position in this year’s draft, a team that is able to pick him on day three or sign him as an undrafted free agent will ultimately be happy with the versatility and reliability he brings to the table, as long as he can stay healthy.

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