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Tight Ends/Fullbacks
34
*Hunter Henry 1 Arkansas Jr 6050 250 1-2

PFDG calls him "the best TE in college football last season and better than any TE prospects who came out last year.."...That said, PFDG says he lacks the speed of a Vernon Davis or an Eric Ebron...Decent size for position but frame not that outstanding...must become stronger - can be dominated at POA...fluid pass catcher (best hands and route running skills of this class) - no drops in 2015.......hand snatcher with excellent ball skills...uses size well...dangerous after catch...high effort bocker but could become better at it.......reliable 3rd down target...Gabriel (PFW) says he'll have to get stronger and develop his blocking...

Forty: DNR...BP: 13...

62
*Austin Hooper 3 Stanford rSo 6040 254 2

Most recent in a series of Stanford TE prospects...Lanky, athletic frame that can handle an additional 10 - 15 lbs....better than expected in-line blocker....long arms and strong hands....good zone awareness...smooth with pretty good receiving mechanics...tough runner after the catch....but could use a year of NFL coaching and weight training...hand snatcher...long-strider with questionable straight-line speed but quick off the line, (CBS counters - he's often last off the ball at the snap)...projects as H-Back or"move TE." ESPN says he has the tools to outplay his draft slot, but he's not a "trained killer" (grades him out as a Day 2 prospect)...LIke Hooper, Gabriel (PFW) feels he'll need to get stronger and improve his blocking/feels he has a lot of upside.

Forty: 4.72...VJ: 33.0...BP: 19...SS: 4.32...3C: 7.00...

93
Nick Vannett 12 Ohio State rSr 6060 257 3

Line him up in the slot or as an H-Back...solid run blocker but not dominating at POA...runs /separates well as a receiver but saw limited action in that role with Buckeyes...good YAC skills...Route-running and blocking could stand improvement, but he's a good enough blocker to raise his floor...Has the physical potential to develop into an all-around TE, but right now a lot of this is "potential."..."Because of his size and blocking ability, there will always be a place for him in the NFL because it's getting that much harder to find these types of players coming out of college." PFW (Gabrie)

Forty: DNR...VJ: 30.5...BP: 17...SS: 4.20...3C: 7.05...

120+
Bryce Williams 13 East Carolina rSr 6060 257 3-4

"Power forward's build...looked unstoppable in stretches...durable....His value is in the receiving game (has both the physical skills and the positional-knowledge)....Tough, scrappy...a bit slender and not powerful as a ballcarrier...PFDG calls him a "natural pass catcher" whose size alone creates terrigying mismatcges..."Lacks bulk and strength. Not explosive. He has the willingness to block, just no power..." - PFW (Gabriel)

Forty: 4.94...VJ: 29.5...BP: 19...SS: 4.53...3C: 7.19...

120+
Tyler Higbee 11 Western Kentucky rSr 6060 249 4

(Note - Injury red-flag - details not provided)....Outstanding size & frame coupled with a above average straight-ahead speed and productive hands. Former WR who gained 50 pounds in college ( & yet he's still only a bit south of 249)...According to J Newburg, he catches nearly everything thrown his way and can go high or make tough catches in traffic....solid blocker though he won't blow many defenders off the ball...jack of all trades/master of none....hard worker...athletic and versatile with potential to fit into an NFL system....PFW (Gabriel) says he has a knee issue..."a move TE now. With more strength and bulk, he should be able to play Y."

Forty: DNR....Other Drills: DNP

41
Jerell Adams 2 South Carolina Sr 6050 247 4-5

Big tall HS prospect...long and rangy...runs well...power forward in HS....deceptively fast...solid route runner and dominant fighting for the ball...soft hands...catches away from body....rood blocker at POA...Room to add bulk, strength and physicality to his game.....route running could stand improvement...."Nice value pick and a NFL prospect with an upside." - Newberg. "Excellent size/speed prospect" - PFDG..."More of a move type...Not a natural hands catcher" but "plays hard and competes" - PFW (Gabriel)

Forty: 4.64...VJ: 32.5...SS: 4.31...3C: 7.05...

158
Ben Braunecker 10 Harvard Sr 6030 250 5

Good triangle numbers...Soft hands/runs good routes/can find soft areas vs. zone. Key attribute is being in the right place at the right time and coming up with big plays...Yet PFDG only pegs him as "unlikely to become a starter" in the pros...Solid blocker for level of competition....Harvard background a mixed blessing (i.e. it's assumed he's bright, but there are inevitable questions about his athleticism and tenacity). Newberg says he could be an intriguing find as a pass catcher.

Forty: 4.73...VJ: 35.5...BP: 20...SS: 4.20...3C: 6.90...

161
Henry Krieger Coble 14+ Iowa rSr 6-3 248 5

Nice target but lackluster upside...."Late pick...If he gets bigger and stronger, and can be trusted as a blocker, then he might have starter potential..." - PFW (Gabriel)

No #'s...

178
David Morgan II 14+ Texas-San Antonio Sr 6040 262 5-6

(Write-up suggests he be moved up the board). Dominated in Conference USA competition...natural receiver with "violent" YAC style...Projects as a pass-catching H-Back..."Will not scare as a deep threat but can find open areas...It is difficult to find tight ends who can block and Morgan can block well..." - PFW (Gabriel)

No #'s...

196
Temarrick Hemingway 14+ South Carolina State rSr 6050 244 6
Forty: 4.71...VJ: 30.5...BP: 18...SS: 4.31...3C: 6.88...
203
Jake McGee 14+ Florida rSr 6050 250 6

Transfer from UVa...Injured (fibula) and gained a 6th year of eligibility...Long athletic frame with enough speed to put pressure down the seam...good hand/eye coordination and jump ball skills...Needs to get stronger...Injury raises durabilty concern and also may have hindered his development in various aspects of the position....upside is relatively "un-high."..."Narrow frame...strength and power limitations...not quick in and out of cuts...Short arms...Lines up all over..." - PFW (Gabriel)

Forty: DNR...BP: 17...

220
Tanner McEvoy 9 Wisconsin rSr 6-6 231 6-7

PFDG says he has one of the best size/speed upsides in the draft...Could fit as a #2 TE or red zone factor...

No #'s...

238
Beau Sandland 8 Montana State rSr 6040 253 7

Good straight line talent and size/speed but is athletically somewhat stiff and may never be anything more than a journeyman backup.

Forty: 4.74...VJ: 35.0...BP: 23...SS: 4.33..3C: 7.10...

243
Sean Price 14+ South Florida Sr 6-2 250 7

Oversized receiver who might project as an H-Back...

No #'s...

65
Steven Scheu 4 Vanderbilt rSr 6-2 253 7-FA

PFDG waxes poetic about his big frame, long-arms soft hands...Reliable with a #3 TE upside.

Pro Day (Brandt) - "Scheu ran the 40 in 4.79 and 4.70 seconds. He had a 33-inch vertical and 9-foot-8 broad jump. He had a 4.35-second short shuttle time and a 7.14-second three-cone time. Scheu, who has 10 1/2-inch hands, did 23 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press."...PFW (Gabriel) describes him as a "try-hard guy" whose production was limited by a poor QB...

Forty: 4.70...BP: 23...VJ: 33.0...BJ: 9-8...SS: 4.35...3C: 7.14..

280
Kyle Carter 14+ Penn State rSr 6-3 238 7-FA

Oversized receiver haunted by what PFDG describes as "three crushingly disappointing seasons...

No #'s...

301
*David J. Grinnage 14+ NC State rJr 6050 248 7-FA

High upside in a shallow class (according to PFDG)...nice mix of size, athleticism and raw tools..."...some blocking skills...a reliable short receiver...Still raw..." - PFW (Gabriel)

'Forty: 4.90...VJ: 29.5...

329
Ryan Malleck 14+ Virginia Tech rSr 6040 247 7-FA

#2 TE in college/that's probably as high as he'll get in the pros...

Forty: DNR...VJ: 34.5...BP: 18...SS: 4.33..3C: 7.00....

329 Mark Weiser 14+ Buffalo rSr 6-4 245 7-FA

"...Late bloomer...good hands and a reliable blocker...A good pro day could get him drafted..." - PFW (Gabriel)

No #'s...

Fullbacks
120+ *Glenn Gronkowski 3FB Kansas State rJr 6020 239 4-5

Outstanding blood lines....Versatile rusher, blocker and pass catcher....Known for his blocking...not as big as Rob...not many chances to touch the ball....Left school early (Already graduated and had little else to prove)...Proverbial jack of all trades/master of none according to PFDG...Brugler raises the question: "If he had a different last name, would he be considered a draftable player? We'll never know that answer."..."...can be a combo fullback/move tight end..." - PFW (Gabriel)

Forty: 4.71...VJ: 33.0...BP: 17...SS: 4.45...3C: 7.10....

88 Dan Vitale 1FB Northwestern Sr 6010 239 6

LIned up at "Superback" (i.e. part FB, part TE and part H-Back). ...Smart/Better technician than athlete...Decent route runner and "zone buster"....Marginal athleticism but accellerates well/has decent second gear...if he stays healthy, he can provide a versatile weapon for the right NFL team. ESPN project him to go Day 3.

Forty: 4.60...VJ: 38.5....BP: 30...SS: 4.12...3C: 7.12...

230 Derek Watt 14+TE Wisconsin rSr 6-2 234 6-7

PFDG calls him "the best lead blocker in this draft."...

Pro Day (Brandt) - "The younger brother of Houston Texans star JJ Watt, ran a 4.77 40-yard dash at the Badgers' pro day and looked good in position drills, according to Brandt. And yes, the elder Watt brother was in attendance...."has the versatility to line up as a fullback or third TE..." - PFW (Gabriel)

No #'s...

120+ Chris Swain 2FB Navy Sr 6-0 247 7

MIdshipman..."The Swain Train."...Triple-option bowling ball type FB...tough to bring down/can really scoot for a 250 pounder....has enough power to run through defenders...Lacks NFL-type experience after playing in an unconventional system, but unique combo of speed, powwe and size makes him intriguing (imagine him next to Cam Newton in a zone-read offense)?

Forty: 4.77.....

278 Soma Vainuku 5FB Southern California rSr 5110 246 7-FA
Forty: 4.81...VJ: 34.0...BP: 30...SS: 4.32...3C: 7.28
292 Patrick Skov 6FB Georgia Tech rSr 6-1 234 7-FA
No #'s...
310 Quayvon Hicks 7FB Georgia Sr 6-1 251 7-FA

Pro Day (Brandt) - "Hicks had a knee operation on Jan. 8 and wasn't able to participate in the pro day.

No #'s...

324 Trayion Durham 8FB Kent State rSr 6-1 248 7-FA
No #'s...

 

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