Ed "Pi Double i" Henderson
Who is the 6-foot-4-215 pound Jake Wieneke?
A receiver regarded as one of the most productive wide receiver in FCS history that surpassed the production of Cooper Kupp, the Los Angeles Rams wide receiver. Eclipsing 1,000 yards receiving in each of his first three seasons, and double digits in touchdowns, but missed his senior season by 35 yards from accomplishing his fourth. The most notable game was against TCU in 2016, putting up huge numbers in receiving with eight receptions, 196 yards receiving and two touchdowns. His kicked off his freshman season with six receptions for 105 receptions against a pretty tough Missouri Tiger’s defense. In the 2017 FCS playoffs alone, Wieneke caught 19 passes for 295 yards and three touchdowns and even threw a 48-yard touchdown pass. The red-shirt senior finished his career playing in 53 games with 288 receptions, 5,157 yards receiving, 17.9 yds per reception, and 59 touchdowns.
Jake Wieneke Highlights
Has great size which allows him to be a good blocking receiver. Ability to run good routes, with good speed that creates him to be a deep threat. Has great hands to overpower any defender. Big body that is hard to take down, fights for extra yards, ability to break tackles, and the ability to make the defender miss. Very shifty and can play in crowded areas. Four-year starter, very experienced receiver, situations allows him to beat his defender and a great playmaker. Huge red-zone target with over 39 receptions for 11 touchdowns.
May have the questionable speed to separate from NFL defenders. Slightly hesitates when starting routes. Eyes his destination of route location. Run a bit high but finishes his routes crisp.
How does he fit for the Rams?
Wieneke fits in well with Rams because he’s a huge target with a seven-foot wingspan. Big and physical receiver with sure hands. Ability to win the 50/50 balls and huge red zone target. Physicality is significant in the run game, the great blocker can be used as a hybrid tight-end. In the East-West Shrine Game, Wieneke had one reception for 15 yards, but an amazing reception. (Watch Video)
Jake Wieneke Goes Up High For Deflected Pass
Notice the concentration of Wieneke's ability to get up over the defenders and grab the 50/50 ball with his strong hands to come down with the reception.
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