2021 NFL Draft Profile: Nevada WR Kaleb Fossum

2021 NFL Draft Profile: Nevada WR Kaleb Fossum

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2021 NFL Draft Profile: Nevada WR Kaleb Fossum

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2021 NFL Draft Profile


Nevada WR Kaleb Fossum


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Background

Attended Serra High School and El Toro High School in Lake Forest, California. Recruited by Washington State, listed by 247sports.com as a “5-10, 185-pound Safety.” Played for two seasons at Washington State as a receiver, kick, and punt returner. In 2016, Kaleb Fossum fielded seventeen punts for an average of nine point two yards per return, including a seventy-five yard touchdown versus Washington.

In his first season with Nevada, Fossum suffered a season-ending broken leg in the opening game of year versus Northwestern, but not before logging four receptions for thirty-six yards against the Big Ten foe. In 2018, Fossum returned from his injury posting seventy catches for seven-hundred and thirty-four yards and a touchdown.

Fossum’s collegiate career ended in the tenth game of the ’19 season versus San Diego State, where he suffered a shoulder injury.

According to PRLog.org, on January 21, 2021, Fossum signed with the Frisco Fighters of the Indoor Football League, and he had this to say,

“I’m hoping to bring value to the team and contribute in any way that I can.”

Stats

Year  School               Class  G  Rec  Yds  Avg  TD
2015  Washington State Fr.   2   0     0      –      0

2016  Washington State So.  10  0    0      –      0

2017  Nevada                 Jr.    1   4    36   9.0   0

2018  Nevada                 Jr.   13  70  734  10.5  1

2019  Nevada                 Sr.  10  28  292  10.4   0

Scouting Report

  • Aligned mostly from the slot
  • Limited route tree possibly due to scheme
  • Majority of production between twenties
  • Special teams value
  • Returns punts
  • Willing blocker
  • High-effort player
  • Team captain
  • Natural hands catcher
  • Concentration in traffic down seam
  • Avoids contact throughout route in second level
  • Maintains acceleration through breaks on speed ins, outs, etc.

Grade

Undrafted free-agent

(Statistics provided by https://www.sports-reference.com)


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