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2021 NFL Draft Profile: Pitt WR/KR DJ Turner



Wide receiver DJ Turner joined the Panthers as a graduate transfer from Maryland for the 2020 season. During his campaign at Pitt, Turner caught 44 passes for 634 yards and 3 touchdowns. He added 15 punt returns for 125 yards and 14 kick return for 311 yards which earned him a spot on the All-ACC first team as a return specialist. Turner only started in six games at Maryland, catching 24 passes for 294 yards and a score.

His breakout season at Pitt revitalized his career and put him on the radar of the NFL Draft, by proving his worth in the receiving and return game.

Pro Day Results

Height: 5-foot-9

Weight: 206 pounds

40: 4.59 seconds

3-cone: 6.92 seconds

Broad jump: 10 feet, 1 inch

Vertical: 35 1/2 inches

Draft Projection

Turner will most likely end up undrafted, although a team in need of a receiver could take a late-round flyer on him.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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