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#19
JJ Arcega-Whiteside
Rec Yards TD
63 1059 14
Team: Stanford CardinalHeight: 6-3 Born: N/A
Position: WRWeight: 225 Hometown: Inman, South Carolina
Class-Eligibility: Sr-Sr


Scouting Report

OVERVIEW

Arcega-Whiteside, born in Spain, is the son of two professional basketball players, who moved the family to South Carolina when he was six. He used those good bloodlines to become a three-sport star in high school - track, basketball and football, where he earned Parade All-America honors as a senior, before trekking across country and developing into a mismatch receiver at Stanford.

After a redshirt season in 2015, he caught 24 passes in 2016 and worked his way up to 48 receptions for 781 yards and nine touchdowns a year later. As team captain in 2018, he hauled in 63 passes for 1,059 yards - 16.8 per catch - and tied the school record with 14 receiving TDs, originally set by Pro Football Hall of Famer James Lofton. Despite leaving a season of eligibility on the table, Arcega-Whiteside finished second in school history with 28 career receiving touchdowns and third in the Stanford record book with nine 100-yard receiving games.

ANALYSIS

He plays even bigger than his listed size, combining a tank-like build with his power-forward-like ability to box out and be in position to win 50-50 balls at their highest point. His strong hands do the rest. There were times in the red zone in college when he was able to run from the slot directly at a defensive back and simply body him up to create space for a TD grab.

Those positive skills help him compensate for his lack of top-line speed as a down-field weapon. There might also be questions about the wiggle in his hips and his change-of-direction ability, but his body control leads to late separation and he's arguably the best receiver in the draft class at making contested catches.

Projection: Second/Third Round

--Field Level Media


Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2016 Stan  12 0 0 - 0 24 379 15.8 5
2017 Stan  12 0 0 - 0 48 781 16.3 9
2018 Stan  12 0 0 - 0 63 1059 16.8 14
Career   36 0 0 - 0 135 2219 16.4 28

Career Defensive Stats

Year Team G Int Yds TDs
2016 Stan  12 0
Career   36 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
8/31/2018 SDSU 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 6 226 37.7 3 80
9/8/2018 USC 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 4 62 15.5 0 29
9/15/2018 UCDav 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 3 36 12.0 2 19
9/22/2018 @ Oregon 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 4 84 21.0 2 40
9/29/2018 @ ND 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 5 30 6.0 1 9
10/6/2018 Utah 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 8 103 12.9 0 22
10/18/2018 @ AriSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 7 91 13.0 1 28
10/27/2018 WashSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 10 111 11.1 2 25
11/3/2018 @ Wash 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 1 11 11.0 0 11
11/24/2018 @ UCLA 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 7 106 15.1 3 23
12/1/2018 @ Cal 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 5 109 21.8 0 31
12/31/2018 @ Pitt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 3 90 30.0 0 49