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Andy Isabella
Rec Yards TD
102 1698 13
Team: Massachusetts MinutemenHeight: 5-9 Born: N/A
Position: WRWeight: 188 Hometown: Mayfield, Ohio
Class-Eligibility: Sr-Sr


Scouting Report

OVERVIEW

Isabella was a classic too-short, too-small recruit. He didn't garner enough recruiting attention to be rated at all by the 247Sports Composite rankings out of high school in Ohio, even if his speed was already well-known; among his sprinter's trophies was one for being the state's 100-meter dash champ as a senior. But UMass was the only FBS school that offered a scholarship.

He mostly returned kicks as a true freshman in 2015 before unleashing his speed at receiver. In his final three seasons with the Minutemen, he caught 229 passes for 3,519 yards and 30 touchdowns. He earned consensus first-team All-America honors as a senior, when he made 102 receptions for 1,698 yards and 13 scores. Included in that senior effort was a nine-catch, 303-yard outing against Liberty and - to quell any notion that his numbers merely came against non-Power 5 schools - he scorched Georgia in his final college game for 15 catches, 219 yards and two TDs. (He also went for 7-158-1 at Mississippi State in 2017.)

ANALYSIS

Isabella spent most of his time as an outside receiver in college, but he was working with former NFL star wideout Randy Moss in the offseason to help convert his skills to be a slot receiver at the next level. The elite 4.31 speed makes him a deep threat no matter where he lines up, while his acceleration and change-of-direction ability make him a tantalizing target for quick passes ... and then sit back and watch him go.

The lack of height is clearly a concern, but Isabella helped his cause at the Senior Bowl and NFL Scouting Combine with an impressive physique for a player his size. NFL teams might wish he had more experience in the return game, but that is something they can develop while figuring out how to best to use Isabella's special extra gear.

Projection: Second-Third Round

--Field Level Media


Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2015 UMass  9 3 28 9.3 0 2 7 3.5 0
2016 UMass  12 12 100 8.3 0 62 801 12.9 7
2017 UMass  12 14 135 9.6 1 65 1020 15.7 10
2018 UMass  12 11 79 7.2 1 102 1698 16.6 13
Career   45 40 342 8.6 2 231 3526 15.3 30

Career Defensive Stats

Year Team G Int Yds TDs
2016 UMass  12 0
2017 UMass  12 0
Career   45 0

Career Returning Stats

Year Team G Punt Returns Yds Avg TDs Kick Returns Yds Avg TDs
2015 UMass  9 0 0 - 0 17 315 18.5 0
2016 UMass  12 0 0 - 0 1 14 14.0 0
2017 UMass  12 2 22 11.0 0 5 114 22.8 0
2018 UMass  12 7 55 7.9 0 0 0 - 0
Career   45 9 77 8.6 0 23 443 19.3 0

Offensive Logs

  Passing Rushing Receiving
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
8/25/2018 Duq 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 1 14 14.0 1 14 5 131 26.2 2 60
9/1/2018 @ BC 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 1 14 14.0 0 14 5 96 19.2 0 49
9/8/2018 @ GaSo 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 9 95 10.6 0 19
9/15/2018 @ FIU 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 3 23 7.7 0 17 4 43 10.8 1 16
9/22/2018 Char 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 6 85 14.2 1 25
9/29/2018 @ Ohio 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 12 198 16.5 3 55
10/6/2018 USF 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 1 4 4.0 0 4 13 191 14.7 1 53
10/20/2018 CoastC 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 10 174 17.4 0 25
10/27/2018 @ UConn 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 2 13 6.5 0 12 4 78 19.5 1 38
11/3/2018 Lib 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 1 1 1.0 0 1 9 303 33.7 2 89
11/10/2018 BYU 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 10 85 8.5 0 23
11/17/2018 @ UGa 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 2 10 5.0 0 8 15 219 14.6 2 75