Scouting Report: Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU

Brenham, TX | 6031 | 218 | 4.59E | 2019

Courtland Sutton has rewritten the record books for receiving at Southern Methodist despite little to no help at quarterback. The Texas product wins with size and strength thanks to his prototype frame and build for the position. He is a powerful runner, he has a thick trunk and a violent straight arm that makes him a real threat after the catch. He dominates in jump ball situations and passes in traffic thanks to tremendous ball skills, long arms and big hands. Sutton does not have ideal top end speed or suddenness and most of his catches are on contested looks, so his test results will be crucial to his evaluation. He does not gain separation consistently and there are major question marks about his timed speed but he is quick enough in and out of his breaks to shake opposing corners off. Sutton is a souped up version of Brandon Marshall who has dominated bad defenses throughout his career but he could be a quality possession receiver at the next level due to his exceptional ball skills, pro size and natural running strength.


2016: Played and started in all 12 games at wide receiver…Became the first SMU receiver to garner first-team all-conference honors since current Dallas Cowboy Cole Beasley in 2011…Led the team in receptions (76), receiving yards (1,246) and receiving touchdowns (10).

2015-16 Basketball: Joined the team on Jan. 28… Played in 3 games… Totaled 3 points & 2 rebounds in 4 min…scored 3 points and had a rebound in his SMU basketball debut at USF 2/7.

2015: Played and started in all 12 games at wide receiver… Had team highs in catches (49), yards (862) and touchdowns (9).

2014: Received a medical redshirt.

High School: A three-star, and and recruit… As a senior, named first-team All-District as a tight end and second team as a safety… Named first-team All-District as a safety during his junior campaign… Chose SMU over offers from BYU, Colorado and Rice.

Personal: Parents are Phelicia and Ryian Marshall.