Spring Preview: TEs

Spring football started Tuesday at the University of Miami. Read on for a preview of the tight end position.

Stan Dobard -- A former four-star recruit from the state of Louisiana, Dobard is entering his senior season without having made an impact in the passing game over his first three seasons. He was a candidate for a breakout season after taking over the starting job when Clive Walford left after the 2014 season but instead he became a part-time starter and finished his junior season with just eight catches and one touchdown. He's solid in the blocking game and that seems to be where his biggest role will be since he seems to have the least upside in the passing game of the three tight ends.

Chris Herndon -- A former lightly recruited player from the state of Georgia, Herndon showed flashes of excellence as a sophomore last season. He finished the season with 18 catches for 237 yards and one touchdown. He and Njoku should form a very good one-two tight end punch in the passing game.

David Njoku -- After redshirting as a freshman in 2014, Njoku was able to quickly break into the rotation last season. He started four games and led the tight end group with 21 catches for 362 yards and one touchdown. He has an excellent combination of size, speed, and athleticism and offers lots of upside -- especially in the passing game.


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