Jakobi Meyers’ strides through two NFL seasons haven’t gone overlooked by a recent addition to the New England Patriots’ depth chart.
Fellow wide receiver Nelson Agholor has his scouting report on the 2019 undrafted free agent.
“I’ve actually watched him on tape since he’s been in the league, and I’ve always been a fan of his game,” Agholor, 28, told reporters during his Friday video conference. “I think he’s a true competitor.”
At age 24, Meyers led the Patriots with 59 receptions for 729 yards one year after landing out of North Carolina State. The former Wolfpack quarterback recruit with 4.63 40-yard-dash speed did so over the course of 14 games, and despite being targeted only once through the initial five weeks last fall.
According to Pro Football Focus, Meyers went on to play 60 percent of his snaps in the slot and 40 percent out wide. A total of 222 yards were netted after the catch while 2.24 yards were averaged per route run.
A pair of touchdown throws arrived along the way.
“I think he’s a savvy player,” said Agholor, a 2015 first-round draft choice who signed March after stops with the Philadelphia Eagles and Las Vegas Raiders. “You know, he’s very savvy how he plays inside, and I think he has amazing hands. I think he’s surehanded in the middle. He’s tough, makes tough grabs through the middle. And actually being in front of him, I think what people don’t know about him is he is quicker than you may perceive. So, that’s my — I love working with him.”
Meyers and Agholor reside in a New England receiver room that also includes Kendrick Bourne, N’Keal Harry, Gunner Olszewski, Isaiah Zuber, Kristian Wilkerson, Devin Smith, Tre Nixon and Marvin Hall, who agreed to terms prior to Friday’s session of organized team activities.