Mecole Hardman
Mecole Hardman
21-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Kansas City Chiefs
2019 Fantasy Outlook
With Tyreek Hill's playing status up in the air earlier this offseason, the Chiefs used the 56th overall pick to nab a player with similar physical specs. At 5-11, 183, and running a blistering 4.33 40, Hardman's one of the fastest receivers in the rookie class and should immediately find himself as the team's new field stretcher, an especially valuable role given Patrick Mahomes' other-worldly arm. Hardman was a five-star athlete coming out of high school, starting his career at cornerback before switching to receiver. He might be a little raw, but he didn't turn 21 until March and has plenty of room to grow as a player. With Hill now in line to be on the field to start the season and Sammy Watkins still around, Hardman's initial path to steady work is not clear, especially with Travis Kelce being among the league's most targeted tight ends. Of course there isn't really any established depth behind Hill and Watkins, and it's notable that Watkins has an extensive injury history. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $5 million contract with the Chiefs in May of 2019.
Kept quiet in Super Bowl
WRKansas City Chiefs
February 3, 2020
Hardman caught one pass for two yards and lost six yards on one carry in a 31-20 win over the 49ers in the Super Bowl.
ANALYSIS
Hardman added three kick returns for 58 yards but called for a fair catch on both of the punts he fielded. He was limited to a 28 percent snap share on offense, working behind Tyreek Hill (87 percent), Sammy Watkins (87 percent) and Demarcus Robinson (49 percent). With Watkins a potential cap casualty and Robinson at the end of his rookie contract, Hardman likely will enter his second pro season as Kansas City's No. 2 or 3 option at wide receiver. The 21-year-old was quiet in the playoffs, but he made the most of his limited opportunities during the regular season, catching 26 of 41 targets for 538 yards (13.1 per target) and six touchdowns, adding a seventh TD on a kick return.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Mecole Hardman's 2019 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
27.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.92
 
% Team Air Yards
9.5%
 
% Team Targets
7.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
11.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
65.0%
 
Drop Rate
2.5%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
11.5
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
68.2
 
Cornerbacks
76.8
 
Safeties
73.9
 
Linebackers
42.4
 
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2019 Mecole Hardman Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Mecole Hardman's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
187 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.33 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.5 in
 
Broad Jump
119 in
 
Bench Press
17 reps
 
Hand Length
9.00 in
 
Arm Length
30.25 in
 
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More Fantasy News
Draws crucial penalty
WRKansas City Chiefs
January 20, 2020
Hardman caught his lone target for an eight-yard gain in Sunday's 35-24 win over Tennessee, adding four kickoff returns for 86 yards, one punt return for seven yards and also drawing a 41-yard pass interference penalty.
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Rips huge return for score
WRKansas City Chiefs
December 29, 2019
Hardman had a 30-yard reception on his lone target during Sunday's 31-21 win over the Chargers. He also returned two kicks for 117 yards and a touchdown and three punts for 21 yards.
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Comes up empty
WRKansas City Chiefs
December 24, 2019
Hardman was not targeted in Sunday's game against the Bears.
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Good to go
WRKansas City Chiefs
December 20, 2019
Hardman (glute) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday night's game against the Bears.
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Added to Week 16 injury report
WRKansas City Chiefs
General Soreness
December 19, 2019
Hardman (glute) was limited at practice Thursday.
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