Senior Bowl Executive Director praises route-running ability of Rutgers WR Bo Melton
Bo Melton came back to Rutgers for a 5th and final season in 2021. That move appears to have paid off as he heads into the NFL Draft in April.
During the 2021 season, Melton led the Scarlet Knights with 618 receiving yards and also served as the kick and punt return man for Greg Schiano. Melton finishes his career as the leading receiver for Rutgers in 3 straight seasons and posted 164 career catches for 2,011 yards and 11 receiving touchdowns.
After wrapping up his career, Melton went to the Reese’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama to showcase his talents. One thing that stood out was his route-running and footwork.
Senior Bowl Executive Director Jim Nagy highlighted Melton’s work off the line of scrimmage in a recent video, labeling Melton an “underrated playmaker” in the draft.
Some of best releases have a skate or glide to them. Filthy footwork here by Rutgers WR Bo Melton. @getbusy__bo is one of most underrated playmakers in 2022 draft.#BestoftheBest #TheDraftStartsInMOBILE™️ pic.twitter.com/dV7FBupGtt
— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) February 17, 2022
With a versatile aspect and the ability to return punts and kicks, Melton should get a solid opportunity to start his NFL career. It will be interesting to see where he winds up at the next level.