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Dontayvion Wicks GameScope Film Review



Height: 6'1"

Weight: 208

Projected 40 Time: 4.54

Strengths: Hands

Weakness: Suddenness


Although Dontayvion Wicks failed to produce the numbers needed to get NFL attention in his final season, he should be a useful weapon at the next level. His well-rounded skillset makes him an easy fit for any team. He's shown that he can win at all 3 levels of the field, and he displays all the competitive toughness you could want. Here he cruises by the flat-footed safety for a solid 50 yd gain.


Route running is salesmanship. Wicks showcases good connectivity with his fakes. He wrecks this corner with a nasty double move and slides past for an easy touchdown. Wicks creates a clean sales pitch by dramatizing two huge steps. One to stop momentum, the second to sell laterally. By marrying feet, hips and shoulders he draws the DB outside. His body is loose as he moves with violence to snap back upfield and he completes his win by swiping the DB's arm off. Technical masterpiece.


Here on the Sluggo (Slant & Go), Wicks wins with convincing posture on his slant break. His shoulders and eyes whip inside to pull the DB to him. You want to pull the DB to you, but you don't want him to actually touch you. Wicks gives a hard slam of his foot with perfect timing. He shifts back upfield untouched.


Wicks has a good grasp of pace variation as well. Here he flashes a hard burst upfield to get the DB bought on the go route, then efficiently drops his weight to work back downhill. His curl break only takes 2.5 yards from initiation. A huge difference compared to Marvin Mims. Hip sink? Check.

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