All Eyes on Malik Nabers: NFL teams left in awe following blazing Pro Day performance

Malik Nabers left NFL scouts drooling.
NFL Combine - Malik Nabers
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Malik Nabers had NFL teams drooling at LSU’s pro day in Baton Rouge on March 27.  One of the top wide receivers in the 2024 NFL Draft, the next NFL star receiver out of LSU not only showed off his blazing speed, but he also demonstrated an array of athleticism that solidified him as at least the No. 2 receiver in the draft.

To already call him the next NFL star receiver is putting pressure on Nabers, but he can handle it.  He already proved it with his production throughout his career at LSU and at his pro day, NFL scouts got to see first-hand a 40-yard dash time of 4.35 seconds.  The speed was not surprising, but the athleticism from Nabers was jaw-dropping.

Malik Nabers showcased why he's the more explosive receiver in the 2024 NFL Draft

Highlighted by a 42-inch vertical and 10-foot, 9-inch broad jump, the former LSU star showed that he’s going to be a problem in the NFL, a good very good problem.  Look at that speed below:

Projected to be the second receiver taken in the NFL draft behind Ohio State’s Marvin Harrison Jr., Nabers reportedly met with the Patriots, Titans, Jets, Jaguars, Cardinals and Giants.  Out of those teams, the Patriots and Cardinals are in best position to draft Nabers, but if the board goes as predicted, he could slide down to the Giants at No. 6 if the Chargers don’t nab him at No. 5.  If he’s available when the Jets select at No. 10, then that will be the steal of the draft because Nabers is the real deal.

Already drawing comparisons to Vikings star and former LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson, Nabers came out to prove he is the most explosive playmaker entering the 2024 NFL Draft and boy did he prove it.

"I was just trying to showcase my talents, you know, showcase my dog mentality that I have that everybody knows," Nabers said following his pro day. "I wanted to come out here on my Pro Day and shut it down. I didn't do everything at the combine, so I know everybody wanted to know what I was going to do here at the pro day."

If his college highlights didn’t already speak for themselves, his pro day workout solidified what Nabers will bring to the table as a “big play ready to happen” in the NFL.  His combination of size, speed and leaping ability makes him a day 1 starter who will waste no time taking over as WR1 for any team that drafts him, especially with the dog mentality he showcased on Wednesday.