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Kayshon Boutte 2023 NFL Draft Profile

Kayshon Boutte

Dec 3, 2022; Atlanta, GA, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Kayshon Boutte (7) carries the ball for a receiving touchdown against the Georgia Bulldogs during the first quarter of the SEC Championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Kayshon Boutte NFL Draft Overview

Position: Wide receiver
Height: 5’-11”
Weight: 195 Pounds
School: LSU

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2023 NFL Draft Kayshon Boutte Scouting Report

LSU has had some phenomenal prospects in recent memory, yet the one that broke the single game receiving yard record seems to have some doubters. Kayshon Boutte had an electric start to his career, looking to be following in the footsteps of Odell Beckham Jr., Justin Jefferson, and Ja’Marr Chase. An injury in his sophomore season however has caused some to question whether he will return to his prior status as a gamebreaker.

A five star recruit homegrown in Louisiana, it’s no wonder why Boutte had his eyes set on attending LSU. While Chase opted out of 2020 due to COVID, Kayshon Boutte took full advantage of the opportunity. Boutte spent most of his time in the slot but flashed his ability to get yards after the catch including a game for the ages against Ole Miss. Boutte caught 14 balls, for three touchdowns as well as setting the SEC record with 305 receiving yards in a game. The following season with Chase gone, Boutte would truly step into his role as the alpha dog in the receiver room.

In only six games Boutte never caught less than four balls, was held under seventy yards only twice, as well catching an impressive nine touchdowns. An injured ankle unfortunately ended his breakout season. As his road to recovery was tough requiring two surgeries on the ankle, he was ready to go by next season. In his final season, Kayshon Boutte only had three games in which he failed to get at least four catches, and netted over 100 yards receiving twice. While his declaration for the draft after the season may come as a surprise to some, perhaps Boutte acknowledges the importance of striking while the iron is hot.



NFL Comparison: Christian Kirk

Teams With A Need: Chicago Bears, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints

Projection: Fourth Round

Bottom Line on Kayshon Boutte

Kayshon Boutte may not be a day one starter in the NFL, but attending what is largely considered the wide receiver factory of college football should encourage some teams. In a rites of passage in his final season he was allowed to change his number from one to seven. At LSU this happens but not just for anyone, you have to earn it. The respect that his teammates have for him to do this speaks to his ability and leadership. While his injury may scare away some teams, the upside is still there. With some patience and some proper coaching, the team that comes away with Boutte could hit the jackpot.

Main Image: John David Mercer – USA TODAY Sports

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