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Scouting Report: What Giants are getting in Malik Nabers

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2023: 1st-Team Associated Press All-American. 1st-Team All-SEC. Finalist for the Biletnikoff Award (nation’s top WR). Led FBS with 120.7 rec YPG. Ranked 2nd in FBS with 1,569 rec yds (behind WASH Rome Odunze). Tied for 3rd in FBS with 14 rec TD. Led SEC with 89 receptions. PFF: 589 rec yds after catch (5th in Power 5). Started all 13 games. Set LSU school records for career rec (189) & rec yds (3,003).

2022: Led SEC with 72 receptions. 2nd in SEC with 1,017 rec yds (Behind TENN Jalin Hyatt). Played in all 14 games with 11 starts.

2021: Freshman All-SEC Team. Played in 11 games with 6 starts.

  • Skills and traits needed to produce effectively on all three levels as a pro.
  • Glides and burns past defenders deep or pushes them into retreat for easy stop routes.
  • Changes speeds inside the route to tilt defenders off the break point.
  • Good hand-fighting and post-up talent to win positioning battles against big corners.
  • Frames up defender to finish contested catches underneath.
  • Premium leaper with contortionist’s talent for in-air adjustments on jump balls.
  • Catches off-frame balls with strong, sudden hands.
  • Has grab-and-go acceleration to catch it short and take it long.

“Nabers is a dynamic receiver with outstanding competitiveness and production. He explodes off the line in his release, creating immediate separation. He sets up defenders before snapping off his route. He isn’t afraid to work in the middle of the field and has strong hands to finish through contact. When working back to the quarterback, he prefers to let the ball travel into his body, but his drops are limited. He can scoop low throws off his shoes and easily adjusts to balls on his back hip. He does a lot of damage on slot fades, where he uses his speed to win early, and he tracks the ball with ease. After the catch, he explodes through tackles and also has a nasty stiff arm. Overall, Nabers is an electric playmaker who reminds me of DJ Moore with the ball in his hands.” – Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Network

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