NFL News & Analysis

Premium Content Sign Up

PFF scouting report: Travin Dural, WR, LSU

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 3: Travin Dural #83 of the LSU Tigers runs with the ball past D'Cota Dixon #14 of the Wisconsin Badgers in the third quarter at Lambeau Field on September 3, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Name: Travin Dural

School: LSU

Position fit: Wide receiver

Stats to know: One of only 11 receivers to have more than 25 receptions without a single dropped pass

What he does best:

  • Former track & field standout, who has excellent game speed and can run past defenders with his straight-line speed
  • Can separate on hitches and comebacks as cornerbacks respect his speed and play off coverage against him
  • Elusive and evades defenders on short passes such as screens, which resulted in 6 broken tackles on 28 receptions
  • Demonstrated sure hands as he did not drop any of his 28 catchable targets in 2016, although lets a couple passes in to his pads
  • Knows how to get open on the scramble drill when the play breaks down
  • Finds the soft spot in zone coverage
  • Runs his routes just past of the sticks knowing where he needs to be to get the first down

Biggest concern:

  • Very raw route-runner who rounds his routes occasionally
  • Gives up on plays when he cannot separate early even if he is the targeted receiver
  • Tough evaluation due to LSU’s inconsistent passing offense
  • Occasionally seems to slow down in the middle of a route and lack effort

Bottom line: There are quite a few question marks around Dural due to his limited production in LSU’s struggling passing game. Right now he looks like a raw developmental wide receiver who could get some looks as a returner. The Breaux Bridge native will probably need to sit and learn in his first year in the NFL as his route-running is still a work-in-progress. However, if he can improve his route-running and combine that with his athletic ability and sure hands, he could become the next LSU wide receiver to stick in the NFL.

Subscribe to PFF+ to continue reading

Already have a subscription? Sign In

You've got the first pick with your finances. Western Southern Financial Group.
Sponsor

NFL Featured Tools

Subscriptions

Unlock all tools and content including Player Grades, Fantasy, NFL Draft, Premium Stats, Greenline and DFS.

$9.99 / mo
$79.99 / yr