Terry McLaurin

Overall Rank
WR29
2023
Height
6' 0"
Weight
208 lbs
Arm Length
31"
(43rd)
Draft Pick
3.12
(2019)
College
Ohio State
Age
28.8
Best Comparable Player
Santana Moss
Workout Metrics
4.35
98th
114.6
96th
126.3
75th
11.16
61st
10.16
77th
40-Yard Dash
Speed Score
Burst Score
Agility Score
Catch Radius
17.7%
(19th)
College Dominator
8.6%
(7th)
College Target Share
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Breakout Age
Jeremiah's Guy

Terry McLaurin Bio

Terry McLaurin

Terry McLaurin is a starting wide receiver for the Washington Commanders. He played high school football in Indiana and then went on to play college football at Ohio State University. McLaurin appeared in six games his freshman season at Ohio State, but did not record a catch. His college stats were the most efficient his senior year when he caught 35 passes for 701 yards and an absurd 11 touchdowns. Even with minimal college production, McLaurin flashed elite workout metrics - posting a 4.35 (97th-percentile) 40-time and 114.6 (96th-percentile) Speed Score.

After Washington drafted Dwayne Haskins with their first-round pick in 2019, it was reported he asked for the team to consider drafting McLaurin. McLaurin made an instant impression as soon as he stepped on the field, playing meaningful snaps in his rookie season. He had 125 receiving yards his first NFL game and finished No. 2 in the NFL in Air Yards Share (41.6-percent). McLaurin was nominated by the Pro Football Writers Association to the All-Rookie Team in 2019.

McLaurin improved in year two, breaching the 1,000 yards receiving mark, and setting career marks in targets and receptions. Washington has consistently relied on McLaurin to carry the passing game, as he has regularly had a Target Share near 25-percent each year with the team. Unfortunately, his ceiling has been limited by quarterback play. He has caught passes from Dwayne Haskins, Kyle Allen, Ryan Fitzpatrick (for one game), and former XFL legend Taylor Heinicke. Still, McLaurin has proven he is a threat to score every play.

Unfortunately, 2023 proved much of the same for McLaurin as previous years. Despite the success of rookie quarterback Sam Howell at times, he and McLaurin struggled to get on the same page. Despite ranking No.19 in the NFL in targets he was only No.34 in fantasy points per game among wide receivers.

Looking forward to 2024, the Commanders are set to select their new franchise quarterback with the second overall pick in the NFL Draft. Whether it be Drake Maye or Jayden Daniels, either will be a large upgrade over who the Commanders have featured at quarterback since the start of McLaurin's career. Still in the prime of his career at 28 years of age, McLaurin could be due for a career season in 2024.