Analyst believes Rashod Bateman's skill set makes him immediately 'NFL ready'
One NFL analyst doesn’t believe it will take Rashod Bateman very long to transition from the college game into the NFL.
Bateman is considered one of the top wide receiver prospects in this year’s NFL Draft. He had a tremendous career at Minnesota and he’s poised to be an early pick in April when the draft rolls around. But an early selection doesn’t always mean early production.
Pro Football Focus analyst Mike Renner believes that Bateman’s game will translate pretty quickly, though.
“His skill set should be NFL-ready next year,” Renner said.
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Bateman played in five games for the Golden Gophers during the 2020 season and totaled 36 catches for 472 yards and 2 touchdowns. In 2019, the receiver had a huge year, finishing with 60 catches for 1,219 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Over the course of his career with the Gophers, Bateman proved to be a threat in just about every aspect of the game. He is capable of serving as a deep threat, turning short passes into long gains and hauling in sideline passes. Bateman has a lot to offer NFL teams.
We may not have to wait very long to see it on display at the next level.