New Jaguar Profile: Adam Bishop

The Jaguars front office was much busier following the actual draft than they while the selections were being made, as they signed 13 free agents. As always, JagNation will deliver the complete scouting reports on these lesser known, newest Jaguars, and what their chances are of finding a roster spot in Jacksonville. Here is the profile for new tight end, Adam Bishop...

The Jaguars added another tight end to their group of former first-round pick Marcedes Lewis, former fourth-round pick George Wrighster, an former undrafted free agents Greg Estandia and Issac Smolko. The University of Nevada's Adam Bishop measures in at 6'5", 248 lbs., and he won't make any heads turn in the way of blazing speed, as he clocked in at 4.98 in the 40-yard dash at the combine.

Despite being anything but a burner, Bishop has quickness on the field, and can separate from defenders. The former Wolfpack tight end has a lean frame with room to add more muscle. Bishop is a very hard worker, an intelligent player, and a very good blocker despite his lack of size.

Some of Bishop's negative attributes include only average athleticism, and a lack of speed that will keep him from being a deep seam target. Bishop has small hands, and has been somewhat injury prone during his collegiate career.

Here's what Scout.com NFL Draft Expert, and former scout Tom Marino had to say about Adam Bishop—
Good hands but has been slowed by a bunch of injuries. Competes, but I didn't think he played with the necessary power. Needs lower body strength and improved hand use. Better receiver then blocker at this stage, but his lack of speed limits him in this area. No threat after the catch. Growth potential and potential as a long and short snapper are his major assets. Not quick or fast enough to merit draft consideration. Priority free agent.

So what are Bishop's chances of earning a roster spot? It's a possibility. Marcedes Lewis is obviously the Jaguars starting tight end, and George Wrighster is much more of an athlete, but Wrighster has battled injuries for much of his career. The team likes Greg Estandia, but he isn't any kind of lock for a roster spot. Bishop will have a legitimate opportunity to compete for a spot, and his ability to snap the football certainly helps his case.


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