K.J. Hamler thrived in college thanks to his speed and versatility, but how does the dynamic slot receiver’s skill set translate to the next level?
K.J. Hamler has become something of a forgotten name in a loaded wide receiver class in which three prospects have dominated the discussion. Compared to Jerry Jeudy, CeeDee Lamb and Henry Ruggs III, Hamler has received little in the way of hype.
That is despite two productive seasons at Penn State, where he was one of the most prolific wideouts in the Big Ten in 2019. He now enters the 2020 NFL Draft as a redshirt sophomore, looking to be a top-50 pick later this month.
A legitimate home-run threat who averaged 16.9 yards per reception in his two seasons in Happy Valley, Hamler possesses tremendous burst and acceleration and has the elite speed to get over the top of defenses consistently. Just get the ball in his hands in space and let the man go to work.
Hamler’s skill set is not quite as well-rounded as the consensus top three. However, if used correctly, he has the potential to be an extremely impactful rookie. Here is a scouting report on the speedster K.J. Hamler out of Penn State.