What he brings: Top-ranked wideout Malachi Dupre (River Ridge, La./John Curtis Christian) brings tremendous focus, ball skills and attention to detail. For a player who has been in a run-dominated veer option scheme where he sees limited passes, it is quite amazing that he has gained this much attention. It is a testament to just how talented he is and how high of a ceiling he has to maximize his talent at the next level. He is tall, lean and lanky with great body control and surprisingly good route-running skills. He will need to add strength and bulk in the weight room, but he has a real chance to blossom quickly. We love Dupre’s quick hands and ability to transition quickly upfield after the catch. Perhaps one of his better traits is catching the ball over the middle of the field and in traffic. He’s a natural playmaker who will only get better with reps.
Who he reminds us of:Stacy Coley, Miami -- The current Miami freshman didn’t need long to get acclimated as he quickly became a go-to player for the Hurricanes. Dupre reminds us of a taller version of Coley. They are both very smooth and fluid in their overall movements which make them very difficult to track as route runners. The ability to stem and weave defenders with fluid steps and spacing gives both of these prospects separation and the ability to create big windows for their quarterbacks to throw the ball into.
Teams with the biggest need at the position:
LSU: Losing both Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry early to the NFL draft in the same year stings. The Tigers need to add some playmakers in this class.