Finding Broncos: Scouting LSU Wide Receiver Malachi Dumpre

Senior Draft Analyst Erick Trickel returns to break down LSU's other receiver Malachi Dupre. What's his grade and does Dupre fit the Broncos?

Malachi Dupre, Wide Receiver, LSU Tigers

http://www.scout.com/player/167058-malachi-dupre?s=101

Combine Measurements 

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 196 pounds

Arms: 31-½ inches

Hands: 9 inches

Combine Results

40-Yard Dash: 4.52 seconds

Bench Press (225 lbs): 11 reps

Vertical Jump: 39.5 inches*

Broad Jump: 135 inches*

3-Cone Drill: 7.19 seconds

20-Yard Shuttle: 4.26 seconds

60-Yard Shuttle: 11.88 seconds

* Denotes 90th percentile or higher compared against peers

Medical

N/A

Character

N/A

Stats

Year  Receptions Yards TD
2014 14 318 5
2015 43 698 6
2016 41 593 3

Pros

Has NFL size. Can line up anywhere as a receiver. Showed flashes of deep threat potential. Another LSU receiver who doesn’t have the production to back up their talent.

Quick to turn up-field after the catch and looks to extend the play. Tracks throws, especially deep ones, extremely well. Really good catch rate in his career. Adjusts to throws well.

Cons

While he has shown potential, his deep threat ability is limited. College corners were not scared of him deep, so why would NFL corners be scared? Cannot run curl routes.

Has a lot of work ahead of him to refine his route running. Not a blocker when needed. Easy for corners to read his routes. Slow off the snap and doesn’t pick up yards quick enough before or after the catch.

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LSU had terrible play from their quarterbacks, plus with Leonard Fournette running the ball, their focal point on offense wasn't the passing game. That really hurt the draft stock of both Travin Dural and Dupre.

Dupre seems to have more work ahead of him as a route runner, but looks to have the higher ceiling of the two receivers. He has the size for the part and the hands, but everything else is lacking.

Fit With The Broncos

Denver needs that No. 3 receiver sooner rather than later and Dupre is a bit of a project. He doesn’t offer enough to be a solid contributor right away.

This could leave him out of the Denver Broncos sights. However, if they want to look for a potential developmental guy later on in the draft, Dupre would be a good one.

Draft Grade: Round 6

Where He Goes: Round 5

Insider's Take: Per sources, everyone I talked to basically said the same things. He should have stayed in school, and/or transferred to a school where he could see more use on offense and really show his talent and potential. Both he and Dural were wasted on that LSU offense. 

Erick Trickel is the Senior Draft Analyst for Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @ErickTrickel.

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