2021 Senior Bowl: UCLA’s Demetric Felton rightfully grabbing headlines

The 2021 Senior Bowl is well underway, with the second day of practices going and the full pads coming out. While it’s an important week for players to get acquainted with scouts and coaches from all teams, many analysts are interested at how the players will fare in 1-on-1 matchups, and the wide receivers taking on the corners is always a fun spectacle.

There are always players who rise to the top down in Mobile, and one of them, through two days, has to be UCLA running back/wide receiver Demetric Felton.

Felton had a productive college career and was involved heavily in the run and pass game. He averaged 5.1 yards per carry in 2020 and caught 99 passes in his career with the Bruins. His dynamic ability in space has been his calling card throughout his career, and it has continued down at the Senior Bowl.

Felton has looked impressive so far in 1-on-1s. His explosiveness has made him a tough assignment, and he’s creating separation with ease. He’s been very crisp running routes and shows off the explosion when changing directions.

The highlight of the day from the National team might be his double move against Oregon’s Thomas Graham. He made a brilliant stutter and go move, beating Graham down the sideline for a touchdown.

Felton came in at about 5-foot-9 and weighed in at 189 pounds. While his reps have been successful against corners so far, his role will likely be multi-faceted in the NFL. He will likely become a player who gets snaps at running back and slot receiver and become someone teams use west coast schemes to maximize his yards after the catch prowess.

Whoever ends up drafting him will get a versatile offensive player who can beat a defense in multiple ways. Felton is showing out in Mobile and putting the NFL on notice that he will be a factor at the next level.