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Alex Wesley Is A Track Star

A Likely Late Round Speedster

NCAA Football: Senior Bowl Practice-North John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Wesley, WR
School: Northern Colorado | Conference: Big Sky
College Experience: Junior | Age: 22
Height / Weight: 6-0 / 190 lbs
Projected Draft Status: 6th - 7th Round or UDFA
NFL Comparison: Will Fuller?

College Statistics

Northern Colorado Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2015 NorCol 9 1 9 9 0 17 282 16.6 2
2016 NorCol 11 2 15 7.5 0 27 374 13.9 5
2017 NorCol 10 0 0 - 0 55 1010 18.4 6
2018 NorCol 10 5 7 1.4 0 57 1050 18.4 4
Career 42 8 31 3.9 0 156 2716 17.4 17

Player Overview

Hailing from Murphy, TX, Alex Wesley was a four year starter at wide receiver for Northern Colorado. On top of that, he was a three time Big Sky Conference 400-meter dash winner in track and field (finishing 14th in the country in 2018). He topped 1,000 yards receiving in both his junior and senior years, averaging just around 18.4 yds/rec and 5 TDs per year, and received second-team all Big Sky honors in both seasons. When challenged with tougher competition, such as playing against former Colorado first round pick Isaiah Oliver, Wesley was able to catch passes for 102 yards and 2 TDs. While he received an invite to play at the Senior Bowl, he was unable to participate in the game due to a groin injury, but looked impressive in practices.

Strengths

  • Great speed. He’s a track star
  • Ability to stretch the field
  • Vertical threat
  • Explosiveness
  • Route running

Weaknesses

  • Played against lesser competition
  • Perhaps a little on the short side

Let’s see his work

How He Would Fit On The Redskins

It’s been said time and again, but the Redskins’ current receiving corps is one of the weakest in the league. It would be very surprising for the Redskins to take fewer than 2 or 3 pass catchers in the draft and not make them a priority in their UDFA selections. Wesley could be a late round sleeper who would add speed to the receiving corps and immediately compete for the WR3/4 type role. He appears to be overlooked largely because he played against lesser competition, but when tested against top talent, has been able to succeed. His inability to play at the Senior Bowl could benefit savvy-scout teams as well, as it has depressed his exposure a bit. I’d love to see the Redskins take a chance on Wesley with a 7th round pick, or at a minimum, him a priority UDFA.

Poll

What do you think about Alex Wesley?

This poll is closed

  • 24%
    I’d use a 6th rounder on him.
    (54 votes)
  • 44%
    I think he’s worth a 7th rounder.
    (99 votes)
  • 27%
    I’d target him as an UDFA.
    (61 votes)
  • 3%
    Pass.
    (8 votes)
222 votes total Vote Now