Draft Snapshot: TE Kevin Boss

He's one of the best pass-catching tight ends in this year's draft. Oh, and he happens to be 6-foot-7 and has the speed to break a tight end screen play for a 69-yard touchdown. Learn more about one of this year's sleeper NFL Draft prospects whose stock is rising after a strong Combine performance.

Kevin Boss
TE, Western Oregon

Numbers: 6'7, 252 pounds

2006 Stats: 33-403 receiving (12.2 average) and 5 TDs in 6 games.

Career Stats: 134-1590 receiving (11.9 average) and 19 TDs in 33 games and 31 starts.

The Buzz: Scout.com NFL Expert Tom Marino said that Boss "really put on a show" at the NFL Combine. "He's a natural catcher who extends well to the ball," he said. "And he's one of those guys who can pluck the ball out of the air, using a good ability to adjust to the ball ... A clutch receiver who really excels in the short-passing game. When he catches the ball underneath, he's got the size and speed to create problems for the smaller players in the secondary ... Raised some eyebrows at the Combine by posting the best three cone score of any TE at the Combine and finishing in the top five amongst TEs in all categories he participated in except the 40-yard dash (7th) ... high quality character guy.

(Photo: Coach Tom Shaw)

Noteworthy: Four-year starter who also lettered in basketball his first three years at Western Oregon ... His 19 TD catches is a Western Oregon record for tight ends ... During his junior year he caught 53 passes for 621 yards (11.7 average) and eight TDs ... Only played the first six games his senior year because he tore his labrum (cartilages around the shoulder joint) and had season-ending surgery on October 31st. Didn't participate in the bench press at the Combine as he had just recently been cleared to start benching again ... Scored a 69-yard TD on a tight end screen his senior year.

He said it to Scout.com...

"I think just coming from a small school and small town I've grown to be a real hard worker. I've had to work hard for it and that's something I know I'm going to take to the next level. It's hard to develop someone into a hard worker, it's just got to be in their blood and that's something I definitely have."

"I really like Todd Heap, he has a similar body type to me and even the way he carries himself off the field he seems like a real classy guy. He's definitely somebody I've looked up to and tried to model my game after throughout college."

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