Josh Malone
Projection
Round 6
Grade
C
6.40
Quality Backup

Josh Malone

Wide Receiver
Tennessee
  • Year: Junior
  • Height: 6-2 3/4
  • Weight: 208
  • 40-Yard: 4.40
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Two and a half year starter. Improved every year. Excellent timed speed. Good hands. Good route runner, can get out of cuts quickly. Good blocker for the position. Competes for the ball in traffic. Tall with length, good hand size.

Weak Points

Does not play to timed speed, looks more like a 4.50 type. More of an underneath receiver, not used much deep. While he is fast, he isn't explosive. Just average run after catch. Route tree is limited in Tennessee offense.

The Way We See It

A third-year junior entering the draft. Has been a starter since midway through his freshman year. Has real good height and length but a lean frame and needs to add strength in his upper body. Had a very fast time at the Combine (4.40) but doesn't play that fast. Looks more like a 4.50 guy. The rest of his workout was average for a receiver and he isn't explosive. Runs a limited route tree but can get out of cuts quickly. Used more short than long and is effective as a short receiver. Gets what he can after the catch but not very strong or elusive. Overall, looks like a backup type. Don't see eventual starter potential at this time but size and speed get him drafted on Day 3.