Analysis (Andrew Mertig): Yancey possesses good size for a NFL receiver (6’2″ 201lbs). He has the ability to high point the ball on deep passes, and the strength to catch balls over the middle of the field. He averaged 19.4 yards per touch in his senior season, so he was able to create big plays. He has shown willingness to block in the running game, though his technique needs to be refined.
Team Fit (Mike Wendlandt): Yancey is a guy who has all the tools to be successful but he had some inconsistency with his routes and hands. That leads to his role early on being competition for the bottom of the depth chart with guys like Geronimo Allison, Jeff Janis, and Trevor Davis. He will be used in jump ball situations and as a guy who can open up the field on vertical routes.
Player Comparison (Mike Wendlandt): Yancey, with his size and frame, reminds me a lot of what Michael Jenkins was like back in the early 2000s for Ohio State and the Falcons. Yancey isn’t as athletic, but he knows how to high point and is a willing blocker like the former first round pick.
Rank (Ross Uglem): Unranked. I would have preferred Thompson either take a starting caliber receiver or left the receiver position alone.
PFF Draft Guide (Ross Uglem): No drops last season and a respectable catch rate of 34.5%.