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Brenden Rice 2024 NFL Draft Profile

Brenden Rice
Is Brenden Rice more than Jerry Rice’s son? Let’s talk about it in this next iteration of the 2024 NFL Draft Profile series! (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Brenden Rice 2024 NFL Draft Profile

Jerry Rice’s son is in the 2024 NFL Draft class. Do you feel old yet? We’re talking Brenden Rice (the spelling of Brenden stinks but whatever) in this edition of the 2024 NFL Draft Profile series. Let’s jump right into things here.

This Rice isn’t viewed in nearly the same light as Dad. Of course, Father Jerry is the best wide receiver that’s ever played the game. However, son Brenden certainly has a shot to make it. Either way, it sure helps to have that guy in your corner. NFL bloodlines are on his side.

It’s important to understand how Brenden is. There are things that he can do and can’t do. There are multiple ways to get open. Rice operates best when he can use his physicality. Pure separation is his biggest question mark. However, there is a craftiness to his game. He’s really good at working his way back to the ball. Every inch counts with Rice. Uses his power well at the top of the route to sneak up on defenders. Smart player who knows how to set up defenders. Really solid hands and knows how to use his angles / length. Got 13 reps on the bench for what it’s worth.

Just a limited athlete. Actually ran faster than I thought at the Combine. A 4.50 time is really good for him. That part was encouraging. Foot speed is limited but doesn’t get caught in and out of breaks. Better play speed than he gets credit for but obviously not going to blow you away.

Checks in at 6-foot-2, 208. Former three star guy that upped his stock over the years. Spent two years at Colorado but didn’t contribute much. Took his talents to USC and made an impact. Not an easy thing to do with how much talent they have in that WR room. Went from 15.7 yards per catch to 17.6 this past year. Went for 45 receptions for 791 yards and 12 touchdowns. Really made a knack for finding the end zone this past year. Have mostly positive things to say when watching USC. Mostly positive notes from me during the Stock Report series.

Also, had a positive showing at the Senior Bowl. Didn’t win every route there but showcased who is. I’d say he helped himself at that event.

I really like Brenden Rice. During the middle rounds of the draft, he is someone I would target. I think he can be a quality pro as a possession receiver to work the middle of the field. A positive influence on a receiving room.

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