Ja'Lynn Polk

Overall Rank
WR
Height
6' 1"
Weight
203 lbs
Arm Length
31"
(51st)
Draft Pick
2.05
(2024)
College
Washington
Age
22.2
Best Comparable Player
Romeo Doubs
Workout Metrics
4.52
62nd
97.3
64th
128.3
83rd
10.12
71st
40-Yard Dash
Speed Score
Burst Score
Agility Score
Catch Radius
24.6%
(37th)
College Dominator
19.4%
(48th)
College Target Share
21.4
(28th)
Breakout Age
HC Jerod Mayo Calls Patriots' Wide Receiver Room "Wide-Open"
1 month ago

In reference to the tumultuous nature of New England’s receiving corps, first-year head coach Jerod Mayo said “guys will have opportunities” and that there is “a wide-open competition” for roster spots.

With offseason organized team activities beginning across the NFL this week, incoming rookies are finally getting the chance to prove themselves against veteran players. For the New England Patriots, newcomers such as Drake Maye — the franchise’s hopeful quarterback of the future — and wide receivers Ja’Lynn Polk and Javon Baker will have an opportunity to make a big first impression on their new boss.

 

Although Maye and Polk, in particular, were both high draft choices selected within the top 40, it sounds like they’ll have to earn the trust of Jerod Mayo in order to earn themselves a role come September. When discussing the receivers’ room specifically, Mayo said, “It’s a wide-open competition. We have some young bulls, we have some older players, we have guys who are really unproven, so this is an opportunity for them to really get a leg up, going forward.” Mayo also made it clear that the absence of presumptive starter Kendrick Bourne — still recovering from a torn ACL sustained during a Week 8 loss to the Miami Dolphins last season — will undoubtedly open up opportunities for both Polk and Baker, among others.

 

Although New England attacked its pressing needs on offense during the draft, this is still a group you will want to avoid in fantasy. While Bourne (when healthy) merits consideration as a FLEX option in deeper formats, it’s still unknown as to who the signal-caller in Foxborough will be come Week 1. Maye will certainly elevate the ceiling of the Patriots’ wideouts once he enters the fold, but the timing is still unknown. Until then, Polk and Baker can be seen as mid-to-late-round dynasty assets, while Bourne and second-year man DeMario Douglas are safer short-term bets with Brissett under center.

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Former Washington Wide Receiver Ja'Lynn Polk Selected by the New England Patriots in the 2024 NFL Draft
2 months ago

The New England Patriots drafted former Washington wide receiver Ja’Lynn Polk in the 2nd round of the 2024 NFL Draft.

With the 37th pick in the 2nd round of the 2024 NFL Draft the New England Patriots selected wide receiver Ja’Lynn Polk from Washington. Polk has decent size at 203 pounds on a 6’1 frame and he tested out to an 82nd percentile Burst Score. He played sparely for Texas Tech his freshman year and transferred to Washington. As a sophomore Polk suffered an injury on the season’s very first play and ended up redshirting. As a redshirt sophomore he started 8 games with 41 catches 649 receiving yards and 6 receiving touchdowns. He then finished his redshirt junior season with 69 receptions 1,159 receiving yards and 9 touchdowns.

 

Ja’Lynn Polk was an explosive weapon for Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. in their championship runner-up season. Polk will pair nicely with new draft teammate quarterback Drake Maye from North Carolina. You can expect both players to start immediately due to the lack of the talent available on the team. This is a great duo of quarterback-wide receiver to grow together. Polk will have opportunities whether he struggles out of the gates or not.

 

Look for Polk to be a decent sneaky pick in your dynasty drafts. Polk pairs well with QB Drake Maye and he can be an asset to your team as they grow together. The Patriots offense should finally see the light in the darkness after legend Tom Brady left. There may be some bumps in the road early but look for the offense to much more explosive than the Mac Jones and Bailey Zappe era.

Ja'Lynn Polk Electrifies the NFL Combine
4 months ago

Ja’Lynn Polk looks to rise up every General Managers draft board after his NFL Combine performance.

Washington Huskies wide receiver Ja’Lynn Polk measured in at 6’-1” and 203lbs. He is proving at the combine that it was a wise decision to enter the draft early. Not only did Polk post a solid 40-yard dash time (4.52), but he had a phenomenal 9.47 RAS score. The wide receiver ranked third at the position in the broad jump with a 10’-9” showing and had an 83 Burst Score.

 

Polk broke out in his final season with the Huskies by compiling 69 receptions for 1,159 yards and nine touchdowns. He averaged 16.8 yards per reception with one play going for 92 yards. With his skillset, the wide receiver should be a Day 2 pick in the NFL.

 

After declaring for the draft, Polk’s ADP has steadily risen in rookie drafts. Dynasty managers should be targeting Polk in the second round of upcoming rookie drafts.