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#12
Gary Jennings Jr.
Rec Yards TD
54 917 13
Team: West Virginia MountaineersHeight: 6-1 Born: N/A
Position: WRWeight: 214 Hometown: Stafford, Virginia
Class-Eligibility: Sr-Sr


Scouting Report

OVERVIEW

Jennings didn't even make the national top 1,000 recruiting lists out of high school in Virginia, but worked his way into being one of the top deep threats in college football. It took time. His first two seasons with the Mountaineers produced a total of 17 receptions, along with some work on punt returns that didn't raise any eyebrows.

He flourished when he became a starter in 2017, although many overlooked his production while his teammate with the better back-story -- David Sills V -- caught everybody's attention (as well as 18 touchdown passes). Meanwhile, all Jennings did was rank fourth in the country with 97 catches for 1,096 yards, although he only scored once.

His TD total soared as a senior (13), although his other numbers were down (54 catches, 917 yards) as he battled through a high ankle sprain that prevented him from participating in the team's bowl game.

ANALYSIS

He played inside and outside at West Virginia, showing dependable hands in the past two seasons. After filling a role as a possession receiver as a junior, he checked off another box for NFL scouts during his senior season, when he became a touchdown-maker, graduating from screens and slants to deeper routes that showed his versatility and ability to handle a full playbook.

His 4.42-second 40 at the combine checked off another box. He was tracked at 21.56 mph during the Senior Bowl, the fastest time on the South team.

Jennings doesn't have any glaring weaknesses, although he also lacks a "wow" skill. Given his ability to line up in multiple spots and work deep or underneath, he could be the NFL's version of a utility infielder. His flexibility is nice to have on a roster, but he might not end up being a star.

Projection: Fourth Round

--Field Level Media


Career Passing Stats

Year Team G Cmp Att Comp % Yds Yd/A TDs Int Sacked Yds
2017 WVU  13 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Career   50 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0

Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2015 WVU  13 0 0 - 0 7 116 16.6 1
2016 WVU  13 0 0 - 0 10 165 16.5 2
2017 WVU  13 0 0 - 0 97 1096 11.3 1
2018 WVU  11 0 0 - 0 54 917 17.0 13
Career   50 0 0 - 0 168 2294 13.7 17

Career Defensive Stats

Year Team G Int Yds TDs
2016 WVU  13 0
Career   50 0

Career Returning Stats

Year Team G Punt Returns Yds Avg TDs Kick Returns Yds Avg TDs
2015 WVU  13 13 69 5.3 0 5 117 23.4 0
2016 WVU  13 21 39 1.9 0 2 28 14.0 0
Career   50 34 108 3.2 0 7 145 20.7 0

Offensive Logs

  Passing Rushing Receiving
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
9/1/2018 @ Tenn 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 6 113 18.8 1 30
9/8/2018 YSU 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 6 97 16.2 3 33
9/22/2018 KanSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 3 31 10.3 0 17
9/29/2018 @ TxTch 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 7 70 10.0 2 14
10/6/2018 Kansas 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 4 53 13.3 0 21
10/13/2018 @ IaSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 4 38 9.5 0 21
10/25/2018 Baylor 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 3 100 33.3 2 53
11/3/2018 @ Tex 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 2 40 20.0 1 33
11/10/2018 TCU 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 5 58 11.6 1 34
11/17/2018 @ OkSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 7 92 13.1 1 33
11/23/2018 Okla 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 7 225 32.1 2 75