ROOKIE SLEEPER 🤫
60-Second Read by Jacob Rhodes
Puka Nacua has all of the traits you want to see in an NFL wide receiver. Great on contested catches, excels creating separation down the field, physically dominant presence, and is a HIGHLY capable rusher. At 6’2”, 201 lbs, he managed to notch 5 rushing touchdowns in his final season at BYU and averaged over 9 yards per carry in his career. And while missing 3 games in 2022, he still led his team in receptions and yards. Making him a massive dual-threat type WR, a Deebo-type WR, that can really produce for fantasy football.
"Puka is one of those physically dominant WRs that pops off the screen that I just do not want to leave rookie drafts without."
— Jacob Rhodes —
He did not compete in the NFL Combine, but we did get to see him at the Senior Bowl and he did nothing short of impress. Did a great job separating, and was patient with his route running, exposing holes in defenses left and right. He especially shined on 50/50 balls where he simply caught everything thrown his way. Has a real knack for attacking the ball at the high point and going up with strong hands to make sure there’s no doubt he’s coming down with the ball.
Puka is one of those physically dominant WRs that pops off the screen that I just do not want to leave rookie drafts without. NFL coaches have been more and more willing to incorporate these dual threat WRs into their schemes, so I have no doubt that he’ll land somewhere that’ll maximize his talents. He currently sits as the consensus WR16 right now (40th overall), a more than fair price for someone with upside as a rusher and receiver.
Jacob Rhodes is a Fantasy Analyst for the Fantasy Guides brand. Formerly the owner and operator of Go For 2 Fantasy Football on Instagram, Jacob has been creating content in the fantasy space nonstop since 2019 and has been playing fantasy football for 10+ years. He treats fantasy like a full time job and is relentless in his pursuit to win championships for himself and others. As long as those others aren't in any of his dozen leagues...