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2022 NFL Draft Profile: Alec Pierce

Alec Pierce, WR, Cincinnati Bearcats, 2022 NFL Draft

Pierce's combination of size and movement skills should make him a Day 2 pick

Alec Pierce's numbers may not jump off of the page, but he still features plenty of appeal when it comes to wide receivers in the 2022 NFL Draft. For one, he looks the part with appealing size, and there are more than enough tools for some team to work with where he can develop into a reliable, productive pass catcher. 

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Alec Pierce Draft Profile

College: Cincinnati
Class: Sr.
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 210

Strong Points

With long limbs and a broad frame, Pierce brings prototypical NFL size. He’s a coordinated mover; as a downfield target, he adjusts well to the ball and is aggressive at the catch point. He shows some suddenness and lateral movement skills you don’t usually find in a receiver that big when working against press coverage, getting behind the defensive back and effectively stacking him. He’s adept in the scramble drill. He’ll also compete hard as a blocker.

Weak Points

Pierce needs to become more refined as an intermediate route-runner. He has the size but needs to do a better job using his frame when working in-breaking routes or facing the line of scrimmage. He isn’t as comfortable working in tight spaces.

Summary

He enters the league as a downfield specialist. But Pierce’s size and movement skills suggest he has a chance to become a more refined and more complete receiver.

Final Grade: 3rd/4th Round

YearGRECYDSYPCTDR-ATTR-YDSTD

2018

11

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2019

14

37

652

17.6

2

0

0

0

2020

6

17

315

18.5

3

0

0

0

2021

14

52

884

17.0

8

0

0

0

Career

45

106

1,851

17.5

13

0

0

0

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