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2019 NFL Draft Profile: WR Andy Isabella, Massachusetts

By PFF Analysis Team
Apr 10, 2019

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Perhaps one of the most undervalued players in this year’s NFL draft is UMass WR Andy Isabella, who is coming off the season as PFF’s highest-graded wide receiver. At No. 30 on the PFF draft board, Isabella is much more than a slot receiver and could potentially be a steal in this draft.

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Isabella has great production after the catch, as his 737 yards after the catch are the third-most among all 2019 wide receiver prospects. With a 4.31s 40-yard time, there is no doubt he becomes a massive threat when it comes to screen passes or jet sweeps.

Isabella is arguably one of the most efficient receivers in this draft class, as he finished the 2018 season with 4.15 yards per route run, the highest among qualifying draft-eligible wide receivers. Although he comes in 5-foot-9, 188 pounds, there should be no cause for concern regarding Isabella’s production at the NFL level.

Isabella is not only a threat when he has the ball underneath but is also a big-time threat when it comes to deep passes (20-plus yards). He finished the season with a 97.8 receiving grade on deep passes, the highest in the class.

All of PFF’s 2019 NFL Draft Profiles can be viewed here or on PFF’s YouTube Channel. Follow along as we go through all the top prospects in the draft.

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