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James Proché drafted by Baltimore Ravens

Postby PonyPride » Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:50 pm

In the sixth round, with the 201st overall selection, the Baltimore Ravens drafted SMU receiver James Proché. He led the American Athletic Conference (and tied LSU's Justin Jefferson for second in the NCAA) with 11 catches for 1,225 yards (13th in the NCAA) in 2019, and drew raves from multiple analysts who said he had among the best — if not the best — hands in the draft.

Proché led the Mustangs with 1,423 all-purpose yards, and was second on the team with 92 points.

He ended his SMU career with more receptions (301), receiving yards (3,949) and receiving touchdowns (39) than any active FBS player.

He is the second receiver drafted this year by the Ravens, who also took Devin Duvernay of the University of Texas in the third round.
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Re: James Proché drafted by Baltimore Ravens

Postby PonyPride » Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:44 pm

From the Ravens' website:

After acquiring the 201st pick from the Minnesota Vikings, Baltimore selected James Proche of SMU, one of the most productive receivers in college football.

During his four-year college career, Proche had almost 4,000 yards receiving (3,949 yards) and caught 39 touchdown passes. As a senior last year, Proche caught 111 passes for 1,225 yards and 15 touchdowns.

The Ravens also acquired a seventh-round pick (219 overall) in the trade with Minnesota. In exchange, the Ravens sent their sixth-round pick (225), as well as a fifth-round pick in 2021 to the Vikings. Baltimore acquired that 2021 fifth-round pick from the Steelers in the trade that sent defensive end Chris Wormley to Pittsburgh.

At 5-foot-10, 210 pounds, Proche was a difficult cover in college who showed the ability to get open playing in the slot or lining up outside.

According to Pro Football Focus, Proche was the most targeted receiver in college football last year, and during his career he had just nine drops in 437 targets. Had this not been one of the deepest wide receiver draft classes in history, Proche would have likely gone earlier.

The biggest criticisms of Proche are that he lacks blazing speed, and that he doesn't have extraordinary size. But joining a Ravens receiving corps that features two speedsters in Marquise Brown and third-round pick Devin Duvernay, Proche's ability to get open could be an excellent fit as another weapon for Lamar Jackson.

He also was a punt (7.6 yard average) and kick returner (19.8 yard average) in college, adding another contender for an open position. Duvernay returned kicks at Texas, but not punts.

SMU has churned out some strong wide receivers in recent years with Courtland Sutton (Denver Broncos), Trey Quinn (Washington Redskins) and Emmanuel Sanders (New Orleans Saints).
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Re: James Proché drafted by Baltimore Ravens

Postby indianmustang » Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:25 pm

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