D.J. Chark Solid in Senior Bowl Practice, Compares Himself to NFL Wide Receiver
Wide Receiver D.J. Chark was the number one wide receiver on the LSU Tigers this past season. He hauled in 40 balls for 874 yards, three receiving touchdowns, and one rushing.
Chark was extended an invite to one of, if not the most prestigious college football showcase in the Reese's Senior Bowl. The Senior Bowl is an opportunity for the best college players in the nation to show NFL coaches, scouts, and evaluators their skills up-close and personal.
Chark, not short on speed or confidence, showed well during the first three days of practice.
One scout told me, "His speed and quickness are the real deal."
That would seem to help him make the quantum leap into the National Football League. Where he'll be drafted, that's up to the decision makers of the 32 NFL teams, people much smarter than myself.
He seems to fit best, right off the bat as a special teamer, returning kicks to utilize his speed. However, he's setting his sights much higher than that and when asked which wide receiver he see's his game most like, his answer may surprise you.
Former Alabama Crimson Tide, now Oakland Raider wide receiver, Amari Cooper.
I told you he wasn't short on confidence. If you want to be the best you've got to believe it with all your heart and Chark is setting his sights high.
Cooper had a better season as a freshman than Chark did as a senior this year. He caught 59 passes for 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns. His final year at Bama was absolutely outstanding, 124 receptions, 1,727 yards receiving, and 16 touchdowns.
He's certainly setting the bar high for himself.
He was also asked which NFL player he would most like to meet and this answer might also surprise you...
Tom Brady. His reasoning? He was detailing how he believed Brady was the "GOAT" stating that meeting him would be like meeting Michael Jordan.
I would say that's more of a fair comparison.
We'll see how Chark stacks up on Saturday at 1:30pm when the Senior Bowl kicks off, in what's expected to be rainy conditions.