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2020 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Texas WR Devin Duvernay

From now until the 2020 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a player you would like us to analyze, let us know in the comments below.

# 6 Devin Duvernay/WR Texas – 5’11”, 210 lbs

The Good

  • Top tier speed, the guy is just a burner
  • Sharp, fluid cuts in and out of his breaks
  • Built like a RB, great contact balance
  • Shows great stuff after the catch
  • High IQ player that eats up zone coverage
  • Elite hands, does not drop anything
  • Really gets after it in run blocking
  • Fantastic deep threat
  • Top-notch physicality for a receiver in open space
  • Can really show some nice suddenness in his routes, especially against off-man coverage

The Bad

  • Little to no reps against press coverage, but limited reps show he needs to improve his hand-fighting ability
  • Wish he had a bigger catch radius than he actually does
  • Releases are not nearly as developed as they should be
  • Tries to just sprint past guys instead of doing the technical things
  • Not much experience in contested catch situations
  • Wish he showed off more hip sink in his routes
  • Could stand to fight better through contact when the ball is contested


  • 2019: 106 receptions, 1386 yards, 9 TD
  • Career: 176 receptions, 2468 yards, 16 TD
  • Senior Bowl Invitee
  • Bilitnetkoff Award Finalist
  • Track star in high school
  • Football pedigree – Brother, Kevin Duverany, played DB at Texas, Uncle, Calvin Murray, played baseball, and Cousin, Kyler Murray, is the Arizona Cardinals QB

With a deep receiver class and a really studded group of receivers at the Senior Bowl, you are going to have to have a trump card to stick out in this class.