Deon Cain – 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Deon Cain

WR

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
WR Clemson 8 JR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'1 210 4.47 6'1 202 33 8 3/4

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.43 33.5 9'7 11 6.71 4.37

Overview:

Cain finished his career at Clemson by playing in 42 career games, where he had 130 receptions, for 2040 receiving yards, and 20 receiving touchdowns. He has great size, along with great speed, is a great pass catcher, and a scoring machine. He was a go-to receiver for Clemson, he is a good blocking receiver, he is also a good route runner, and a great deep threat. He always seems to be wide open, as he consistently beats his defender, and is very elusive. He also makes defender miss with ease, breaks tackles with ease, and is tough to take down. On the other hand, he does not an explosive burst like other top receivers, but that does not hurt his game. There have also been some issues with Cain failing a drug test before the 2015-2016 Orange Bowl game, in which he was suspended for that game. With that said, Cain is a pure playmaker, and I expect him to end up being a day 2 pick when it is all said and done.

Strengths:

Scoring machine

Consistently beats his defender

Always seems to be wide open

A go-to receiver

A great pass catcher

Has great size

Has great speed

Has been very productive so far

A good blocking receiver

A great deep threat

A good route runner

He makes defenders miss with ease

He breaks tackles with ease

Sure handed

Fights for every yard and extra yards

Very elusive

Tough to take down

Weaknesses:

He does not have an explosive burst like other receiver do but that does not hurt his game

Was suspended for the 2015-2016 Orange Bowl

Career Stats:

Games Played: 42

Receptions: 130

Receiving Yards: 2040

Receiving Touchdowns: 20

Yards Per Catch: 15.7