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|#20 @ Tight End|
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Jason Pociask would be a project for the Redskins to take on if they should draft him sometime late in the second day of the NFL draft.
He wasn't a full-time starter as a senior for Wisconsin, but he possesses a combination of size (6-3, 266) and speed (4.85 time in the 40 in the combine) that has caught the attention of scouts, including those of the Redskins.
When Joe Gibbs was in Washington the first time around, the Redskins seemed to have a knack for finding tight ends late in the draft and turning them in to solid contributors. Clint Didier and Terry Orr were two such players. Pociask would be looking to fit into such a mold.
It will be interesting to see how the TE position shakes out for the Redskins this year. Joe Gibbs offense utilized a tight end and an H-back but it remains to be seen how new offensive guru Al Saunders will handle the position. Last year's tight end starter Robert Royal left via free agency, but the team signed veteran Patriot Cristian Fauria to replace him. Chris Cooley played mostly H-back and Mike Sellers was a key contributor as well. They also have Robert Johnson, who spent part of the year on the active roster, and Manuel White, who spent all of 2005 on injured reserve.
Cooley, Sellers, and Fauria have three of the roster spots and it remains to be seen how much more room there is for others. Pociask may have to battle it out with Johnson and White for the final spot or, possibly, a place on the practice squad.
Bio: Part-time starter used mainly in two-tight end sets. Senior receiving numbers were 7/79, after four receptions as a junior.
Pos: Nice-sized tight end with solid timed speed. Quick off the line, plays with good lean and displays natural receiving skills. Adjusts to the errant throw and makes the reception away from his frame. Blocks with leverage, attacks assignments and explodes at the point.
Neg: Does not finish blocks. Marginal playing speed.
Analysis: A hard worker who gives top effort, Pociask could make a roster for a team that keeps three tight ends, if he learns to play to his size/speed numbers.