STATS & BIO: Three-year starter that saw extensive action at both defensive end and outside linebacker prior to moving to tight end as a senior. Caught 23/326/14.2/2 last season after registering 32 tackles as a linebacker during his junior campaign. Worked out as an H-back at the combine and had a solid session.
THE GOOD: Athletic prospect with size potential and a player who could grow into a competent number two tight end or even a weak-side linebacker. Quick off the line as a pass catcher, not a bad route runner and comes back to the ball out of his breaks, finding the open spot in the defense. Runs well laterally, adjusts to the errant throw while also displaying the speed to make plays in the defensive backfield. Blocks low with leverage, showing footwork and the ability to protect the edge. Works hard all play long.
THE BAD: Still needs a lot of work on his overall game; bends at the waist, lacks blocking strength and would not be classified as a "natural pass catcher". Must gather himself to make the reception and not efficient.
THE SKINNY: Effective in the past as a special teams player, a role he must fill at the next level while he fine tunes his new position. Mid Sixth Round.