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NFL Draft Profile: Khalil Shakir, Wide Receiver, Boise State Broncos

NFL draft profile scouting report for Boise State Wide Receiver, Khalil Shakir

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#2
Pos: WR
Ht: 6000
Wt: 190
DOB:
Eligibility: 2022
Murrieta, CA
Vista Murrieta High School

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Khalil Shakir Boise State Broncos


One-Liners

A nuanced route-runner who boasts excellent hands and poses a threat after the catch, Khalil Shakir will be limited by his lack of differentiating size, speed and strength; he can contribute on all special teams units and should serve as a backup slot receiver. 

Pros: 

Khalil Shakir has shined for Boise State the last three years playing in the slot and outside. He is a nuanced and refined route runner using change of tempo and attacking of leverage to manipulate DB’s. The Boise State wide receiver shows good football intelligence reading coverages and finding soft spots vs zone. Shakir is a very fluid, loosed hip athlete that showcases impressive quickness and change of direction. Additionally, he does a good job getting in and out of breaks with violent hip drops and footwork. When the ball is in the air is when Shakir is at this best. Moreover, he displays outstanding tracking ability working all levels of the field. Showcasing strong hands and concentration at the catch point the Broncos wide receiver consistently attacks the ball. He excels at adjusting to balls all over the frame and possesses very good body control when making acrobatic catches. Shakir made multiple jaw dropping catches throughout his Boise State career. Additionally, he shows very good spatial and sideline awareness displaying some toe drag ability. After the catch, Shakir has great vision, good balance and runs with outstanding toughness. He plays with a slipperiness to him and knows how to set up defenders and makes excellent cuts in the open field. Shakir is a willing blocker and stalk blocks with good overall technique. The Boise State Broncos had Shakir wear many hats and was extremely versatile for them. He played slot, Z, X, wildcat QB, RB and was used on jet motions often. Special teams value is there in the return game and as a gunner

Cons: 

Shakir is a skilled WR prospect but he doesn’t have the best physical profile for an NFL WR. He is a bit undersized and his straight line speed will not blow you away. Play strength overall is adequate and could get bullied by bigger bodied CB’s. Moreover Shakir faced little press coverage in college which will be a concern for most teams. He will need to prove to beat press to play outside at the next level. Power after the catch will be a concern at the next level.

Summary: 

Khalil Shakir projects to be a versatile and quality receiving at the next level. He wins with nuance route running, adjusting at the catch point, and being slippery in the open field. He needs more experience vs press man and doesn’t have the best physical profile. He will start as a slot at the next level and could develop into an outside option.

Background:

Born February 3rd, 2000 in Murrieta, California, Khalil Shakir was a standout athlete at Vista Murrieta High School. With the Broncos, his high school team, he was named to the 2016 All-CIF Southern Section Division 1 Offensive Team as a utility player. Before the 2017 season, he was named to the HSGameTime Preseason All-Area Team. That year, he recorded 102 carries for 906 yards and seven rushing touchdowns; he also brought in 17 receptions for 243 yards and two receiving touchdowns. He was also set to participate in the Polynesian Bowl in 2018. For his strong high school career, Shakir was named a four-star recruit by 247Sports Composite Rankings. The same outlet named him the 44th-overall recruit in the state of California, the 22nd-ranked athlete in his year and the 360th-best recruit in his class. Shakir was an immediate contributor upon arriving at Boise State’s campus. In his freshman season, he recorded 16 receptions for 170 yards and one receiving touchdown to go along with 14 rushes, 70 yards and one rushing touchdown. The utility player settled into a role at receiver in 2019, putting up 63 receptions for 872 yards and six receiving touchdowns. Still, the all-around weapon posed a threat on the ground with 66 rushing yards and three touchdowns. In 2020, Shakir took over as the team’s top target. In seven games due to the COVID-shortened season, he posted 52 receptions for 719 yards and six receiving touchdowns. He also recorded 17 rushes for 148 yards. During his time at Boise State, Shakir has been named Academic All-Mountain West twice (Fall 2018 and Fall 2019). He also received All-Mountain West Honorable Mention for his performance in 2019. Shakir has been a limited participant in 2021 spring practices after undergoing surgery for a “lower half” injury. 


Grade:

Current Player Value/Potential Player Value

7.7/8.5

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#2
Pos: WR
Ht: 6000
Wt: 190
DOB:
Eligibility: 2022
Murrieta, CA
Vista Murrieta High School

Khalil Shakir Boise State Broncos


One-Liners

A nuanced route-runner who boasts excellent hands and poses a threat after the catch, Khalil Shakir will be limited by his lack of differentiating size, speed and strength; he can contribute on all special teams units and should serve as a backup slot receiver. 

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