Tamorrion Terry is the steal of the 2021 NFL Draft. He could wind up being the next Terrell Owens.
Wide receiver Tamorrion Terry just completed his pro day at Florida State. The big play receiver ran many drills including the 40 yard dash for the NFL scouts. Terry came back for the 2020 season after deciding to not enter the 2020 NFL Draft, hoping to raise his draft stock.
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Tamorrion Terry 40 time
On March 22, 2021, Tamorrion Terry ran a 4.44 & a 4.45 forty yard dash at the Florida State pro day. All of the other testing measurables for Terry were good as well. The big play receiver stands at 6’4, 210 pounds.
The only reason Tamorrion Terry is a projected fourth round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft is because he had problems and with the new coaching staff at Florida State. If Tamorrion Terry had decided to declare for the NFL Draft a year earlier, he would have been a much higher draft pick, at least with the projected mock drafts.
A Red Flag
You may be thinking “disputes with coaching staff”? This sounds like a player who has issues, that’s a red flag, right?
Terry would have been a higher draft pick after his red-shirt Sophomore season at Florida State but he wanted to come back and work on his weaknesses and up his draft stock.
The Next Terrell Owens?
The first time I saw Tamorrion Terry play I saw one thing, a wide receiver who reminded me of a young Terrell Owens. Upon further evaluation I confirmed my first assessment of Terry’s game on the gridion.
Both wide receivers are from Alabama. Terry from Muscle Shoals and Owens, Alexander City. This is just a coincidence. What Terry exhibits on the field in comparison to Terrell Owens is possibly greatness repeating itself.
Evaluating talent isn’t something you just know how to do. Maybe, possibly it can be taught, I learned from watching and studying a player’s progression from high school to the national football league.
I wasn’t trying to even pick up this skill it just happened because I used to like to watch the history of the NBA and the NFL. Terry’s player profile is rather easy to breakdown from a talent prospective.
If I was an NFL scout or GM, I’d only be concerned with where his head was at. After I talked to him and asked any questions I’d have for him, I’d then either take Tamorrion Terry much higher than his draft profile suggests or not. I don’t know why Terry is so far down in his draft class at WR, but the experts might be making another blunder.
I see why the people who know how to evaluate talent are so successful, many people employed by the profession aren’t really qualified for the job.
This makes those that know what they’re doing, all the more successful. If evaluating talent if done properly and especially if you have access to the actual talent for psychological Q & A, it’s not a crap shoot. It’s not hard. You will make the right decisions.
Terry in action
For those of you who are questioning my comparison of Terry to T.O, just watch this video of Tamorrion Terry’s highlights.
Tamorrion Terry is motherfuckin Terrell Owens. Tell me you don’t see it? All day, clear as day. Tamorrion Terry is going to be the steal of the 2021 NFL Draft.
What Terry does well
Tamorrion Terry has a rare combination of size and big play ability on the football field. He gets loose easily on nine routes, double moves and posts. He generates vertical push with his acceleration on route stems, this leads to cushion and opens up comebacks and the ability to setup vertical breaks.
Terry isn’t just 6’4 but has a massive wingspan too. He’s shown he can make catches in traffic and has after-the-catch skills because of his patience, vision, footwork, acceleration, elusiveness, and speed.
Tamorrion Terry stats
In 2019, Terry scored 9 touchdowns. He averaged 58.9 yards-per-touchdown reception. This is the most of any NCAA player over the last 15 years.
On a team that has been struggling and its opponent knew the ball was going to him, he averaged 58.9 yards-per-TD! That’s insane. Tamorrion Terry didn’t need a great 40 time to know he is a freak athlete. He was regularly running away from secondaries in Tallahassee.
That 58.9 average per TD wasn’t a fluke. Even when he didn’t score he was seperating from defenders after the catch.
His overall yards-per-catch was 19.8 in 2019. The best in the ACC and good for fourth in the NCAA.
As a freshman he had 35 receptions for 744 yards and 8 Touchdowns, with a 21.3 average. As a sophomore he upped his with 60 catches for 1,188 yards and 9 TDs, 19.8 average.
Tamorrion Terry finished his career at Florida State with 118 catches, 2,221 yards, and 18 touchdowns in just over 2 seasons.
Top 10 FSU WR
I made a list of the top FSU wide receivers of all-time and included Terry on this list. This is a prestigious list. After all the top collegiate WR each season earns the Biletnikoff award, an award named after the third best Florida State wide-out in school history.
A couple of fans disagreed but I said that I included Terry because he was ranked top 10 in school history for reception yards. He had over 2,000 yards in basically two seasons.
Terry and Terrell Owens
Terrell Owens was a third round pick in 1996. Tamorrion Terry is projected as a fourth round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Owens didn’t start to make his impact until 1998.
By 2000, T.O was one of the best receivers in the NFL. In 2002, the question became who is the best WR in the NFL?
Is it Randy Moss or Terrell Owens?When Moss went to Oakland, Owens was dubbed the best in the NFL.
Just like Terry, Terrell Owens had to work on his hands and his route running. He was a raw talent similar to Tamorrion.
Owens also worked on his body, more than other receivers did. In T.O’s prime he had linebackers bouncing off of him and then he’s outrun the secondary.
Terrell Owens wanted to be great and he worked at it. T.O became one of the best wide receivers to ever play in the NFL. Owens let you know how great he was and before that put in the work, so one day he would be able to tell you as much.
I don’t know where Tamprrion Terry’s head is at. Is his goal to be great? If so, he had the physical skillset that can’t be taught. Tamorrion Terry shows the flat out speed with his 40 time, the size, and the acceleration from the separation he got weekly for the Noles.
Anything Terry lacks can be learned or gained, like another 20 pounds of muscle, more precise route running and in jump ball situations, attacking the ball. He got so wide open at times in college that he didn’t have many 50/50 balls to contend with.
Does Terry want to be great?
This is the only question to me concerning Tamorrion Terry’s future in the NFL, does he want to be great? Meaning is he willing to put in the work to become great?
If he puts in the work, health willing, he will be a great NFL wide receiver. When I pose the question about does he want to be great, It has nothing to do with him personally. You got to put in work to be great.
Many athletes get paid and being great isn’t a top priority after they become comfortable.
Just as an example, if many of you won five million dollars playing the lottery, you would be comfortable and some of you would quit your jobs. Remember being a professional athlete is still a job.
The athletes who want to be legends, this is built into their moral fabric.
Everything is a competition to them. I don’t know Tamorrion Terry’s psychological make-up. I only know about what his skillset is on the football field.
If he decides he is going to be a legendary NFL receiver, barring injury, then that’s what he’ll become. If he remains a third or fourth round pick at the 2021 NFL Draft, many teams will kick themselves when he’s a superstar.
I’d like to see my Philadelphia Eagles select him in the second round. He should still be available, unless someone else involved in the drafting process realizes what I have recognized. It’s hard to miss it really.