UCLA Football: NFL Draft Profile — WR/RB Demetric Felton
After showing clear skills at both the receiver and running back position in 2020, Felton could be viewed by NFL scouts as a hybrid player.
Demetric Felton is working on taking it to the next level, hoping to secure a roster spot with an NFL team for this fall. He was a UCLA stand out, but had a less than stellar pro day.
Felton was a four-star prospect out of high school, but didn’t have a real breakout season until 2019. After only 32 touches combined in his first two seasons as both a running back and a wide receiver, he had 86 carries for 331 yards and one touchdown on the ground, and an additional 55 receptions for 594 yards and four touchdowns in the air in 2019 alone. 2020 was no different, and even though the season was shortened, he totaled 132 carries for 668 yards and five touchdowns as a running back, and another 22 receptions for 159 yards and three touchdowns at the receiver position.
At UCLA’s Pro Day back in March, Felton’s performance was not what one would expect of a potential NFL running back. He was slow in the 40- and 20-yard dash, so he didn’t exactly make an athletic statement on that particular day. But when looking at Felton’s performance with UCLA and his ability to run between the tackles, make plays, catch on the run, and rack up yards after the catch, his tape will have to speak more for his abilities. Here are his Pro Day numbers:
Height: 5’ 8 5/8”
Weight: 189 lbs
40 yard Dash: 4.55 secs
20 yard Shuttle: 4.47 secs
3-Cone: 7.31 secs
Bench Press: 10 reps
Vertical Jump: 31.5”
Broad Jump: 9’ 6”
We’ll likely see Felton with a limited role at first, maybe even on special teams or as a hybrid player. He has potential as both a running back and wide receiver, so it is possible he will try his hand at both positions. But as he gets his feet wet and learns the system, Felton is definitely capable of keeping up with the best.