Stopped reading after you said he's an average route runner🙄.
You don't know wtf you're talking about...
that's called projection... show me tape of hyatt running more than 3 routes.. he runs go routes comebacks and posts. No double moves nothing across the middle. Can he run those routes? maybe but he hasn't done it on tape. No one has ever when talking about Hyatt been like yup great route runner he is straight-line speed. No wiggle or change of direction. At least none on the tape. he runs fast hard and under he ball and that's it. I have watched every snap of the kids career at UT. most of them multiple times. If you disagree please give proof? My proof is the lack of proof anyone can give when tape on him is easy to find. My proof is that pretty much every scouting report on him agrees.
I decided to randomly pick some scouting reports on him I literally googled Jalin Hyatt's scouting report and grabbed the first 4 that had a scouting report. I included the negatives only for brevity and not one of them mentioned route running as a strength.
Scheme created a variety of free releases for him.
Route tree somewhat limited.
Lean frame, lacking in play strength.
Knocked off course when press punch finds him.
Lacks deception in his short and intermediate routes.
Unsuccessful holding ground when catch is contested.
Top Reasons For Concern:
Transition from extreme spread, tempo offense
One year of meaningful production
Developing route tree and ability to win from more alignments
SCOUTING REPORT: WEAKNESSES
His tape is limited and has had only one season (2022) putting up elite numbers. Prior to then, his performances were pretty none descript.
He’ll have to develop a better feel for sitting down against zone coverage.
His route tree has been pretty limited - will take some serious time to adjust to pro offense
Has played most of his snaps from the slot and therefore rarely has been challenged in press coverage
May struggle to convert his skills to the pro game where he has just been told to win footraces on deep patterns
Hyatt’s Areas for Improvement
As you’d expect with a true junior, even one of Hyatt’s degree, there are areas for improvement. Yet, many derive from Heupul’s offensive scheme. Tennessee’s offense is predicated on the quick game, RPOs, and one-field reads. As a result, there are many snaps when Hyatt is simply a decoy or body on the field.
Include his 90% career slot rate, and Hyatt’s tape is limited. He rarely faced press, didn’t run many route concepts, and was schemed open often. In fact, his route tree essentially was the following: go’s, speed outs, comebacks, rounded digs/crossers, and WR screens.
The Tennessee WR wasn’t asked to run many of the hard-breaking routes he will see in the NFL. Although he has flashed the ability to sink his hips at the top of his route, he occasionally raises his pad level into the break.
Furthermore, his legs can get outside his frame, hindering his ability to burst out of breaks.
Typically, you want to get out of the stem in three steps: drop, pivot, and hook. Hyatt has the drop step down, sinking his hips and bringing his chin to his knee. But he can improve on pivoting on the second step (slight turn of the foot) and hooking the last one (drive into the break).
Before the route begins, Hyatt needs to expand his release repertoire. He hasn’t dealt with many physical corners, but that will change in the league. In the few reps where the opponent did get hands on him, the Tennessee WR struggled to separate.
Currently, he most commonly deploys a foot-fire release, quickly shooting his feet before surging forward. Adding to his bag will only boost his odds of leaving the line of scrimmage clean.
A high-level aspect of being a WR Hyatt can achieve is deception. He employs head fakes and does a decent job feigning intent by throwing his upper half.
Yet, against zone, he can better hold CBs with patient footwork. And his feel in zone is restricted by his experience, as he doesn’t always sit in holes or flatten routes.
Weight-wise, Hyatt may be able to add some muscle, but he has a naturally slender build. Thus, he won’t break many arm tackles or be much of a contested-catch connoisseur.
While a bit of a nitpick, Hyatt often lines up with his hands crossed on his knees. It’s not the biggest concern, but it increases time at the release as he must uncross them before moving his lower half.
Plus, if a CB presses, they can jam his chest before he can get his arms up. Lastly, I’d like the Tennessee WR to incorporate a more forward lean in his stance for the utmost explosion.