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Name: DWayne Eskridge 
College: Western Michigan     Number: 1
Height: 5-09   Weight: 190
Position: WR  Pos2: CB/KR
Class/Draft Year: rSr/2021

40 Low: 4.35
   40 Time: 4.40
  40 High: 4.46
Projected Round: 2  Stock:    

Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 5086
Weight: 190

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225 Lb. Bench Reps: 
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Dates: 03/25/21
Hand: 09  Arm: 30 1/8
Wingspan: 74 1/8

Height: 5086
Weight: 190
40 Yrd Dash: 4.40
20 Yrd Dash: 2.66
10 Yrd Dash: 1.51
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 
Vertical Jump: 35
Broad Jump: 10'04"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.27
3-Cone Drill: 6.95

40 Time Range: 4.39-4.40/Projected 4.39/No Bench-Choice
 

 



 Data Scout Notes: **2020: STPOYC/HornungFinalist/1stC-WR&KR...PHornung...2019: (+) 9-21-19 Broken Clavicle INJ/Out for 2019...PBiletnikoff...1st team All-MAC w/205-1228-6.0-6 rush, 30-185-6.2-1 rec, 14-255-18.2-0 KR in 13 gms in '18. 49-394-8.0-3 rush, 7-54-7.7-0 rec in 4 sts, 6 gms, missed rest of season due to injury in '17. 20-133-6.7-1 rush, 1-4-4.0-0 rec in 3 gms, missed rest of season due to injury in '16. Backup w/77-493-6.4-2 rush, 4-72-18.0-0 rec in 13 gms in '15.

 DWayne Eskridge, Western Michigan, Player News


  D'Wayne Eskridge returned for his fifth season at Western Michigan aiming to improve his draft stock after an injury cut short a promising 2019 campaign. His patience paid off handsomely Friday, when the Seattle Seahawks selected Eskridge with the 24th pick of the second round (56th overall) in the 2021 NFL Draft. He is the Seahawks' first pick of the draft, after the team traded its Round 1 selection to the New York Jets for safety Jamal Adams. Eskridge, a 5-foot-9, 190-pound Bluffton, Ind., native, is coming of a standout 2020 season, in which he caught 34 passes for 784 yards and eight touchdowns, while adding 467 kickoff return yards and a score on 17 attempts. His 213 all-purpose yards per game led the nation in 2020, and he ranked fourth in receiving yards per game (130.7) and yards per reception (23.1). The Mid-American Conference rewarded Eskridge's efforts by naming him the league's Special Teams Player of the Year and a First Team All-MAC pick at both receiver and returner. - Kalamazoo Gazette

(DS#9 WR) rSr/2021 WR DWayne EskridgeWestern Michigan
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  Western Michigan wide receiver Dee Eskridge used his blazing speed to take the college football world by storm last season. On Thursday, he showcased his wheels for an NFL audience taking part in WMU's 2021 football pro day at Waldo Stadium. With scouts from 29 NFL teams on hand, Eskridge and offensive lineman teammate Jaylon Moore went through numerous drills to prove they have what it takes to play at the next level. Eskridge measured in at 5-foot-8.6 inches and 190 pounds and ran the 40-yard dash in 4.38 and 4.39 seconds, which would have tied for third fastest among wide receivers at last year's NFL Combine, but wasn't up to par for the First Team All-Mid-American Conference pick.

"My numbers didn't quite match up to what I wanted them to be at today, but overall, I felt like I had a great day showing the things that they wanted to see, for sure," Eskridge said during a conference call with media. "I just attacked it, so I'm coming out very proud of myself, but there's still more work to be done, so it's a steady grind, really." "I wanted to run a 4.29 today, for sure" Eskridge added. "The weather, it wasn't terrible. I don't know what it was -- it was a little bit cooler. I guess it just wasn't my day for the 4.29, but I still like I'm a 4.29 guy, for sure." - Kalamazoo Gazette


(DS#9 WR) rSr/2021 WR DWayne EskridgeWestern Michigan
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  2020 PAUL HORNUNG AWARD FINALIST: D'Wayne Eskridge, Senior wide receiver/return specialist, Western Michigan,...Eskridge played in all six games, led the nation with 213 all-purpose yards per game (130.7 receiving, 4.5 rushing and 77.3 returning kickoffs.) and scored two different ways – receiving and returning a kickoff. Known for his breakaway speed, Eskridge had touchdown receptions of 85, 76, 57, 51 and 49 yards and returned a kickoff 100 yards for a score. He made the Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll twice: in a win over Central Michigan when he caught four passes for 212 yards and three touchdowns and recovered two onside kicks late in the game; and in a win over Northern Illinois when he compiled 285 all-purpose yards and returned a kickoff for a touchdown. - The Louisville Sports Commission

(DS#9 WR) rSr/2021 WR DWayne EskridgeWestern Michigan
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  2020 ALL-MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM (COACHES): Kickoff Return Specialist - D'Wayne Eskridge, Western Michigan,...Eskridge was one of two players in the league with a kickoff return for a touchdown this season, while his 27.5 yards per kickoff return led the league among players with at least five returns. - Western Michigan Football

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  2020 ALL-MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM (COACHES): Wide Receiver - D'Wayne Eskridge, Western Michigan,...At receiver, Eskridge led the MAC in receiving yards (784), yards per game (130.7) and receiving touchdowns (eight). It marks the third time in the last five seasons a Bronco has collected Special Teams Player of the Year after Darius Phillips won it in 2016 and '17. - Western Michigan Football

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  2020 MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES): D'Wayne "Dee" Eskridge, WR/KOR, Western Michigan,...Eskridge was one of two players in the league with a kickoff return for a touchdown this season, while his 27.5 yards per kickoff return led the league among players with at least five returns. At receiver, Eskridge led the MAC in receiving yards (784), yards per game (130.7) and receiving touchdowns (eight). It marks the third time in the last five seasons a Bronco has collected Special Teams Player of the Year after Darius Phillips won it in 2016 and '17. - Mid-American Conference Football

(DS#9 WR) rSr/2021 WR DWayne EskridgeWestern Michigan
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  NOV 30 MAC WEST DIVISION SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: D'Wayne Eskridge, Western Michigan, Wide Receiver, R-Senior, Bluffton, Ind. (Bluffton),...Eskridge had three kick-off returns for 124 yards and returned one for a touchdown in WMU's 30-27 victory over Northern Illinois. Eskridge returned a kick-off 100 yards for a touchdown, the first of his career. It's the eighth 100-yard kick-return for a touchdown in WMU history and the first since Darius Phillips back on Sept. 9, 2017 at Michigan State. It's the only 100 yard return for a touchdown in the MAC this season Eskridge's 124 return yards was a career-high. Eskridge ranks second in the MAC in return yards (402) and kick return average (30.9). Eskridge is one of just two players in the MAC to have a kick-return touchdown. - MAC Football

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  D'Wayne Eskridge ran a kickoff back for a touchdown and capped a big day with a reverse that set up the winning field goal as unbeaten Western Michigan edged Northern Illinois 30-27 on Saturday. Eskridge, whose 100-yard return gave the Broncos (4-0, 4-0 Mid-American Conference) a 20-17 halftime edge before Northern Illinois retook the lead, ran 27 yards to the NIU 9 that set up Gavin Peddie's field goal with 2:23 remaining. NIU couldn't muster a first down on its final possession.

Eskridge also had a 57-yard reception that led to Skyy Moore's 26-yard receiving touchdown to tie the game at 27-all with 9:12 left. Eskridge finished with 134 yards receiving. Ross Bowers threw for three touchdowns and Tyrice Richie had a career-high 131 yards receiving on 12 catches for the Huskies (0-4,. 0-4). EIU doubled WMU in time of possession and slowed for three quarters an offense that had been averaging over 50 points and 516 yards per game. But the Broncos outgained the Huskies 135-33 in the fourth quarter. - Western Michigan/AP College Football


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  NOV 23 MAC WEST DIVISION OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: D'Wayne Eskridge, Western Michigan, Wide Receiver, R-Senior, Bluffton, Ind. (Bluffton),...Eskridge put on a show last Wednesday in the Broncos' 52-44 win over in-state rival Central Michigan. Eskridge recorded four receptions for 212 yards and three touchdowns in the victory. It was the second time in his career Eskridge has eclipsed the 200-yard receiving mark with his three receiving touchdowns setting a new career-high.

Eskridge also had two kick returns for 41 yards to increase his MAC leading total to 253 all-purpose yards against CMU. Eskridge earned two of his three touchdowns in the third quarter with both being over 70 yards. It's the second and third time this season Eskridge has scored a receiving touchdown of at least 70 yards. It was the third time under head coach Tim Lester the Broncos have had two receivers with 100 yards or more in a game, with all three times involving Eskridge. - MAC Football


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  Kaleb Eleby passed for 262 yards and three touchdowns, including two to D'Wayne Eskridge, and Western Michigan cruised to a 58-13 win over Akron on Wednesday night in the season, and Mid-American Conference, opener for both teams. Eskridge had three receptions for 113 yards - including a 76-yard TD that made it 37-13 early in the third quarter - and his 45-yard kickoff return in the first quarter eventually led to his 5-yard scoring catch that gave Western Michigan the lead for good at 10-3. Akron has lost 18 in a row since a 17-10 win over Central Michigan on October 27, 2018, leaving second-year coach Tom Arth - who went 0-12 in last season - in search of his first win with the Zips. La'Darius Jefferson, Sean Tyler, Jaxson Kincaide and Christian Singleton each scored a rushing touchdown for WMU and Jaylen Hall scored on 68-yard catch-and-run. Jeremiah Knight had 74 yards rushing on 11 carries for Akron. - AP College Football

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  2021 SENIOR BOWL WATCH LIST: D'Wayne Eskridge, Western Michigan,...Eskridge, a 5-9, 190-pound native of Bluffton, Ind., is a preseason All-Mid-American Conference selection by Athlon Sports (1st team) and Phil Steele (3rd). Earlier this fall, he was named to the Paul Hornung Award Watch List. In 39 career games, Eskridge has caught 88 passes for 1,476 yards (16.77) and seven touchdowns and rushed 10 times for 73 yards (7.30).

Defensively, Eskridge has recorded 20 tackles with four pass breakups and one caused fumble. He owns 22 games with two or more receptions and five contests with five or more catches, including a career-high nine grabs versus Eastern Michigan in 2016. Eskridge has reached the 50-yard receiving plateau in 12 games and surpassed 100 yards in three contests with a personal-best 240 against Syracuse in 2018. A year ago, Eskridge started the first four games of the campaign before suffering a season-ending clavicle injury at Syracuse. - Western Michigan Football


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  2020 PRESEASON PAUL HORNUNG AWARD WATCH LIST: D'Wayne Eskridge, Western Michigan,...In 39 career games, Eskridge has caught 88 passes for 1,476 yards (16.77) and seven touchdowns and rushed 10 times for 73 yards (7.30). Defensively, Eskridge has recorded 20 tackles with four pass breakups and one caused fumble. He owns 22 games with two or more receptions and five contests with five or more catches, including a career-high nine grabs versus Eastern Michigan in 2016. Eskridge has reached the 50-yard receiving plateau in 12 games and surpassed 100 yards in three contests with a personal-best 240 against Syracuse in 2018. - Western Michigan Football

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  Western Michigan head coach Tim Lester announced cornerback/wide receiver hybrid D'Wayne Eskridge is out for the remainder of the year with a broken collarbone, per Nick Buckley of the Battle Creek Enquirer. - HustleBelt

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  2019 PRESEASON BILETNIKOFF AWARD WATCH LIST: D'Wayne Eskridge, Western Michigan,...Eskridge racked up a career-high 776 yards receiving and led the Broncos in receiving yards per game at 70.5 and yards per catch at 20.4. The Bluffton, Ind., native also caught three touchdown passes and had the team's longest play from scrimmage, an 84-yard reception. An explosive athlete, Eskridge will play both wide receiver and defensive back in 2019. He was named Phil Steele Fourth Team Preseason All-MAC as a cornerback. - Western Michigan Football

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