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Josh Malone | Wide Receiver

Team: Tennessee Volunteers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 3/21/1996
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200

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Bengals selected Tennessee WR Josh Malone with the No. 128 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.
Malone (6’3/208) arrived in Knoxville as a five-star recruit and went on to start 31 games across three seasons, compiling a career receiving line of 104-1,608-14 (15.5 YPR). As a 2016 true junior, Malone’s 19.4 yards-per-reception average shattered Robert Meachem’s single-season school record (18.3). A 4.4-flat field stretcher with otherwise limited athleticism, Malone is a long-striding, buildup-speed receiver whose game lacks suddenness and twitch. He notably struggled against press coverage at Tennessee, also disappointing in contested situations. Ultimately, Malone offers plus size and long speed but little else. Apr 29 - 1:22 PM

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Pro Football Focus compared Tennessee WR Josh Malone to Los Angeles Chargers WR Tyrell Williams.

"Williams has good size and speed, bringing a big-play dynamic to the Chargers’ offense," PFF's analysis team writes. "While Malone isn’t as good of an all-around athlete, his size, speed, and big-play ability are comparable." Malone aced Combine testing with a 4.41s 40-yard dash. He also boasts an NFL-ready 6-foot-3, 208-pound frame. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline stamps the wideout with a third-round designation. Malone makes for an interesting mid-round option in an underrated receiving class.
Apr 4 - 5:17 PM

Tennessee WR Josh Malone put forth an unofficial 40-yard dash time of 4.41 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine on Saturday.

Nice showcase of speed by Malone. He has already proven strong route-running chops during his time at Tennessee and his 6-foot-3, 208-pound frame is ideal for red zone work, too. NFL Media's Bucky Brooks wrote last week that the wideout "flashes strong hands and natural ball skills wrestling jump balls away from defensive backs."
Source: NFL.com
Mar 4 - 1:49 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Bucky Brooks notes that Tennessee WR Josh Malone "shows outstanding patience in setting up defenders with crafty moves at the top of his routes."

Brooks writes that Malone's "slick route-running skills" stand out when compared to those of other similarly-sized wideouts. "Malone runs past defenders with ease and flashes strong hands and natural ball skills wrestling jump balls away from defensive backs," the analyst notes. In 2016, Malone hauled in 50 passes and turned them into 972 yards receiving and 11 touchdowns.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 24 - 8:46 PM

Tennessee junior WR Josh Malone will forego his final season of collegiate eligibility to enter the 2017 NFL Draft.

Rivals' Woody Wommack first relayed rumblings of Malone's draft jump at the end of December. For his part, the 6-foot-3, 195-pound wideout was very candidate about his decision, admitting that he doesn't have any pie-in-the-sky ideas about his stock. Said Malone, "Everybody wants to be a first-rounder, but I had to be real with the situation I was in and be real with the future and if it was really going to make a difference if I stayed another year." He indicated that most of the draft feedback he has received has him landing as a middle-round selection. This past season, Malone caught 50 passes for 972 yards and 11 touchdowns. While Malone said that he was hearing mostly mid-round scuttlebutt, Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline does not see him being drafted this spring. His work during the draft process will be absolutely crucial if he wants to latch on with an NFL squad on Day 3.
Source: 247Sports
Jan 3 - 6:55 PM

Tennessee junior WR Josh Malone will announce his entry in the 2017 NFL Draft, according to Rivals' Woody Wommack.

Tennessee's offense will look unrecognizable next season without Josh Dobbs, Alvin Kamara, Josh Malone and Jalen Hurd. Malone produced a career year in 2016, catching 50 passes for 972 yards and 11 touchdowns. He stands over 6-foot-2 inches, and the 2017 receiver class is not as strong as previous years.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 01:19:00 PM

Tennessee junior WR Josh Malone caught five passes for 120 yards and a touchdown in Friday's 38-24 win over Nebraska in the Music City Bowl.

Malone did most of his damage via a 59-yard touchdown grab in the fourth-quarter. For the game as a whole, the 6-foot-3, 195-pounder averaged a cool 24 yards per reception. He finishes out his junior campaign having caught 50 passes for 972 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 07:35:00 PM

Tennessee sophomore WR Josh Malone caught four passes for 103 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 52-21 win over Kentucky.

Malone entered Saturday's showdown with Kentucky having caught 19 passes for 212 yards. He added to those numbers nicely with his first 100-yard receiving effort of the season. 75 of the 103 yards came on a bomb of a touchdown pass from QB Joshua Dobbs in the second quarter. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Malone was the No. 2 WR recruit in the country out of high school. In his freshman year, he logged a 23-231-1 line. Tennessee's passing offense is hit/miss, but DFS players looking for sleepers should keep an eye on Malone to see if he's able to build off of Saturday's productive outing.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 05:33:00 PM

Rivals' No. 2 WR recruit Josh Malone has committed to Tennessee.

Malone is also Rivals' No. 20 overall recruit in the country. Malone could be paired with current freshman Marquez North, as long as the Vols find a consistent passer at quarterback. Malone is staying in state for college.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 12:52:00 PM