The former Biletnikoff winner, Addison comes with a similar lightweight frame Devonta Smith did. The good news? He also has the same crafty route running, ball adjustments and insanely high IQ vs. all coverages.
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The 2021 Biletnikoff winner, Addison has caught 159 passes for 2,468 yards and 25 touchdowns over the last two seasons. He posted that production playing with quarterbacks Kenny Pickett and Caleb Williams.
He’s a bit of an enigma at the position: he’s small (under six feet tall and just 173 pounds), has average speed and below average explosive testing (34” vertical). Yet he knows how to get open at all three levels of the field and catches everything. He dropped just two passes in 2022, while hauling in 23 receptions of 20+ yards.
Addison brings inside/outside versatility, excellent tracking and a knack for finding the soft spot in zone coverage. Against man coverage he sells routes with sharp steps and head+shoulder fakes. He’s very shifty before and after the catch with excellent balance.
On top of his receiving ability, he averaged over 15 yards per punt return in 2021 on 12 attempts. Addison lacks prototypical size to bully the opposition, but his understanding of playing the receiver position is extremely advanced for a player who turned 21 in January.
He carries a first round grade for me and projects as a high end number two target at the next level.