Monday, April 4, 2022

2022 NFL Draft Spotlight: Chris Olave

Height & Weight: 6'1" 187lbs
Position: Wide Receiver
Hometown: San Ysidro, California
College: Ohio State

Following a record-setting senior season where he helped Mission Hills to an Open Division Championship berth, Chris Olave had his breakout collegiate performance as a freshman against Ohio State's most hated rival. Olave only had two catches in that 62-38 blowout against Michigan, but they were the first two touchdown receptions of his college career. He would go on to break the school record for career receiving touchdowns with 35. A record he most likely would have shattered if not for a shortened 2020 season.

While he may be considered undersized for a typical NFL receiver, his excellent catching and route-running ability could make up for it. He has shown the polish, explosiveness, and versatility to be listed among the elite receivers in this draft class. After clocking an impressive 4.26 40-yard dash at the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine, don't be surprised if Olave is taken mid to late first round.

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