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Player Bio: Josh Pearson attended Jeremy Perkins at Austin High School in Decatur, AL. In his senior year, he garnered the Offensive Player of the Year and selected to the All-State Team. Numerous schools, including Auburn and Alabama, expressed the Pearson was not talented enough to play for their programs as Pearson walked on to Jacksonville St. Academically ineligible his Freshman year, Pearson worked hard on grades to make the team. In 2018, he became a starter and set FCS records and school records for receptions.
2020 NFLPA BOWL Participant
2019 AP All-American First-Team
2019 STATS All-American First-Team
2019 Phil Steele All-American First-Team
2019 HERO Sports All-American Second-Team
2019 OVC Steve Hamilton Sportsmanship Award
2019 FCS Preseason All-America Team
SCHOOL: JACKSONVILLE ST | CONFERENCE: OHIO VALLEY
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-3 1/2" / 203 ARMS: 32 1/8" HANDS: 9” PROJECTED 40-TIME: 4.50
BENCH | 40 YD DASH | VERTICAL JUMP | BROAD JUMP | 3 CONE DRILL | 20 YD SHUTTLE | 60 YD SHUTTLE
23 | 4.44 | 41 1/2" | 128" | 7.13 | 4.17 | N/A
#11 JOSH PEARSON VE TENNESSEE TECH (2019)
#11 josh pearson junior highlights
Strengths: He is a prominent and physical receiver that is a prototypical fit in the NFL. He raised his stock significantly with an excellent pro day work out in front of 12 NFL scouts. At his pro day, reportedly, he did not drop, not one pass, which displays his secure and reliable hands. He is a legitimate target that uses his body well to shield against the defender, especially in the red zone target area with a plus catch radius. He has tremendous ball skills where he shows his leaping ability to grab the ball at its highest point. He has a definite vertical threat and has that significant playability. Against the smaller defenders, he can separate well off the line of scrimmage.
Weaknesses: His level of competition will be a bit of concern going into the draft. He may struggle against phyical press coverage defensive backs. Will need to polish he route tree and recognize the coverages. He potentially can stuggle against man-zone-coverages at the next level despite speed and physicality. He will become a special-team player fighting for depth and a roster spot.
Draft Grade: 5.99
Draft Projection: 6th - 7th round
NFL Comparison: Keenan Allen
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