Angle of Pursuit: Nelson Agholor

Nelson Agholor

Nelson Agholor – University of Southern California

Height: 6’0″, Weight: 198

Comp: Reggie Wayne (Ceiling) and Jeremy Maclin (Floor)

Dennis’ Scouting Notes


  • Very fluid athlete
  • Adjusts to the ball nicely
  • Very quick
  • Has ankle-breaking agility
  • Has a second gear
  • Is fearless when going over the middle
  • Nelson is a precise route runner


Nelson Agholor is not a big run after the catch guy. Sometimes he will let the ball hit his pads which results in drops or double catches. At the next level, he profiles more primarily a slot receiver. He can easily be a 80-90 catch guy at the next level.

Dennis Digs Deeper

It’s easy to buy into the myths that all USC receivers are busts at the next level with names like Mike Williams, Steve Smith and Dwayne Jarrett. However, Keyshawn Johnson produced at the next level after leaving SC. Marquise Lee showed promise in his first season with the Jaguars. The narrative could be changing.


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