Wake Forest WR Sage Surratt opts out, declares for 2021 NFL Draft

Sage Surratt, 2021 NFL Draft (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Sage Surratt, 2021 NFL Draft (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /

Wake Forest wide receiver Sage Surratt is opting out for the 2021 NFL Draft.

The opt-outs keep on coming regarding the 2020 college football season, as another wide receiver has put his hat in the ring to prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft. Wake Forest star Sage Surratt has announced he will forego playing this season and begin training and prep work for the 2021 draft.

He announced this on Twitter.


Surratt will join other underclassmen wide receivers Rondale Moore and Rashod Bateman with his opt-out, and also join what should be an impressive group of receivers in the 2021 NFL Draft.

In 19 total games for the Demon Deacons, Surratt accumulated 107 catches for 1,582 yards and 15 touchdowns. His sophomore campaign was a good one, as he posted a 1,000-yard season on just 66 catches, all of which occurred in just nine games.

As a prospect, Surratt profiles very well as an “X” receiver who could bring an instant vertical presence to an offense. Surratt is great at winning on a vertical plane and stacks corners well with his frame. He shows good technical ability in the form of hand swipes to gain a better position earlier in his route.

Surratt uses his frame to box out receivers down the field and has strong hands and ball skills. He’s also good at adjusting to the ball when it’s in the air.

Surratt has shown the ability to win with double moves and flashes some suddenness at the line of scrimmage.

The biggest questions for him will be his quickness at the top of his route to win horizontally in the passing game, and his long speed. His combine numbers will be something to monitor down the line, but he’s giving himself a lot of time to prepare.

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Adding his name into the 2021 NFL Draft proves that the wide receiver class once again can be very deep with plentiful options on day two, where this writer believes Surratt sits right now.