This is the 2019 Devy Fantasy Football Profile for Laviska Shenault Jr.; the explosive wideout from Colorado. The profile reflects their 2018 and earlier production and game tape, and will be updated to later include their 2019 performance.
This profile is a preview of the player; you can find a comprehensive review of them, their fantasy football projections, and their draft profile in our 2020 Rookie Draft Guide (details to come in late fall, 2019).
Shenault Jr., does not have a prestigious recruiting pedigree as a foundation for his NFL prospects. He was a 3 star prospect, according to 247 composite, and ranked 482nd in the nation. Shenault hails from Texas, where he was ranked as the 66th best player in the state and the 73rd best wide receiver in the 2017 recruiting class.
He did receive 16 total offers, including from SEC powers like Texas A&M, Alabama, and LSU. Shenault chose to head to the Pac-12, though, to play for the Buffs.
Laviska Shenault broke out at age 20.2-an exciting number for those who put heavy stock in break out age (BOA). He racked up 1,011 receiving yards on 86 receptions in just 9 games for Colorado in 2018. He caught 6 touchdowns. Shenault’s game is defined by his dual threat capability: he also rushed the ball 17 times for 115 yards and 5 touchdowns.
Shenault’s 2018 season was cut short by a torn labrum. He has also dealt with a toe injury while playing for the Buffs. The injuries are not expected to hinder his 2019 season, but it worth keeping an eye on.
-Contested Catch Ability
-Diversity of Route Tree
Full tape review analysis will be included in the 2020 Fanalysts Rookie Guide (details coming late Fall, 2019).
Shenault is an exciting player to watch. He’s very athletic, has next level speed, and is elusive in space. He’s a tough player with great balance-making him a dangerous YAC threat. He has tremendous handwork and great body positioning that results in him winning every contested catch situation; he dropped just 1 ball in 3 games of 2018 tape.
It is undeniable that he is an exciting player to watch; headlined by his athleticism and next level speed. His a toughness, combined with great balance makes him a dangerous YAC threat. Shenault has tremendous handwork and great body positioning that results in him winning every contested catch situation; he dropped just 1 ball in the 3 games of 2018 tape that I reviewed.