Xavier Worthy Draft Profile, Scouting Report, NFL Combine Results (2024): Dynasty Fantasy Football Outlook

The Texas product has game-changing speed.

Xavier Worthy is a wide receiver who played at Texas. The former Longhorn is expected to be a late-first-or-early-second round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. He is currently No. 12 overall (WR8) on our 2024 Dynasty Rookie Rankings & SuperFlex Big Board and will likely be a late-first-round pick in fantasy football dynasty rookie drafts.

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XAVIER WORTHY DRAFT PROFILE AND NFL COMBINE RESULTS

  • As a High School Prospect: Composite 4-Star, 62nd nationally (WR8)
  • Skillset & Traits: Xavier Worthy is a dynamic player known for his ankle-breaking route-running skills and elite vertical track speed, clocking in at 22.7 MPH. He excels as a separator and ball tracker, showcasing fluidity in his movements and a knack for accelerating rapidly. Worthy made an early impact as a true freshman with 12 touchdowns and has since evolved into a more well-rounded receiver, while also demonstrating prowess as a dangerous punt returner.
  • Production: Worthy wrapped up his career with 197 receptions for 2,755 yards and 26 touchdowns as a three-year starter at Texas.
  • NFL Combine Results: Height: 5’11” Weight: 165 lbs Arm: 31 1/8″ Hand: 8 3/4″

XAVIER WORTHY SCOUTING REPORT

STRENGTHS:

  • Ankle-breaking, route-running technician
  • Truly elite vertical speed to easily blow by defenders (22.7 MPH, 4.21 40-yd dash)
  • Impressive separator and ball tracker on deep targets
  • Fluid in and out of breaks and accelerates in a hurry
  • Showed reliable hands as a junior
  • Can take a screen to the house
  • Early breakout with 12 touchdowns as a true freshman
  • Evolved into a more complete receiver rather than just a deep threat
  • Great punt returner (16.9 yd avg in 2023)

WEAKNESSES:

  • Tiny frame, weighing in at 165 lbs
  • Frame could pigeonhole him into the slot
  • Has had concentration drops throughout his career
  • Had an inconsistent career from freshman to sophomore to junior years

XAVIER WORTHY PRODUCTION PROFILE

Worthy was a highly touted 4-star recruit and made an immediate impact at Texas as the only wide receiver in this draft class to surpass 900 receiving yards in his freshman year, showcasing his exceptional talent and potential. Throughout his collegiate career, he consistently stood out as the only receiver in his class to amass over 100 targets each season, underlining his importance and reliability within the offense.

Worthy’s on-field prowess is highlighted by his elite speed, clocking in at 22.7 MPH, making him the fastest wide receiver in his class. Although he has a thin frame, he can create yards after the catch, averaging an impressive 7.3 yards per reception.

Over his three-year tenure at Texas, he solidified his place in the school’s football history, ranking among the top players in various statistical categories such as career touchdown receptions (26), receiving yards (2,755), and receptions (197).

His remarkable achievements were duly recognized with numerous accolades, including All-America Second Team selections as a punt returner and all-purpose player, as well as multiple first-team All-Big 12 honors at wide receiver. Additionally, he was named the Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year in 2021, further showcasing his early breakout as one of the conference’s premier talents.

XAVIER WORTHY NFL COMBINE & RELATIVE ATHLETIC SCORE (RAS)

Xavier Worthy broke John Ross’ 40-yard dash record with an official 4.21.

BOTTOM LINE

Xavier Worthy is one of this class’ most polarizing wide receiver prospects. Fantasy players will see draft experts mocking Worthy from WR4 to WR10 — primarily due to his massive upside, inconsistencies, and lack of size at 5-foot-11, 165 lbs.

Not only is Worthy the fastest receiver in his class, but he’s also a great short and intermediate route runner, displaying NFL-esque releases and elite short area quickness. Most notable, though, is his ability to burn corners deep with his vertical speed, and he can track the football down over his shoulder while having the awareness to stay in bounds. He also leaves defenders in the dust with the football in his hands.

On the flip side, his lack of size is concerning, which could limit his effectiveness on the outside against physical corners. However, if a receiver like Marquise Brown can win on the perimeter at his size, Worthy could, too, in today’s NFL.

Although his route running is special, it would be best if he were to land in an explosive offense with a strong-armed quarterback to truly unlock his complete skill-set. If drafted into an ideal situation, he’ll be a fantasy weapon and a weekly ‘boom’ starting option.

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