2021 NFL Draft Profile: Sage Surratt

Surratt's skill set makes him an intriguing prospect

Sage Surratt chose not to play last fall but he'll still generate plenty of attention from teams looking for wide receiver help in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft. The former Wake Forest standout opted out last year and ended his 2019 season injured, but he showed enough during the time he was on the field to ensure that he will probably be taken at some point during Day 2 of the draft.


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Sage Surratt Draft Profile


College: Wake Forest
Class: Jr.
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 220


Strong Points

Surratt is a big yet nimble target who does his best work in catch-and-run situations. He’s a fluid athlete who has more suddenness than you’d expect for a receiver his size; he’s consistently a load to bring down. He has the size to slip behind a defense on occasion, and he uses his big frame to wall off defensive backs with the strong hands and large catch radius you’d look for in a bigger receiver. He has an innate sense of timing when high-pointing the ball and is off-the-charts competitive. He has the ability to bully defensive backs as a blocker.


Weak Points

He’s not a burner, and if opponents don’t respect his long speed, Surratt will have a tougher time separating at the NFL level. Contested-catch specialists are always tricky to project to the NFL, and Surratt is big but not huge. Medicals will need a close look after he missed the last few games of 2019 with an undisclosed injury and then opted out of the 2020 season.



He’s a power forward who still has some rough edges, but his size, ball skills and, above all else, competitiveness make him a high-ceiling prospect.


Final Grade: 1st/2nd round


2018 13 41 581 14.2 4 0 0 0
2019 9 66 1,001 15.0 11 0 0 0
Career 22 107 1,582 14.8 15 0 0 0


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