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PFW Draft Prospect Rankings: Tight End

Posted Apr 29, 2014

Patriots Football Weekly continues their Draft prospect rankings and notes with the tight end position.

DRAFT RANKINGS/NOTES BY POSITION:
QB | RB | TE | WR | C | OG | OT | DT | DE | ILB | OLB | CB | FS | SS

380The writers of Patriots Football Weekly have done their homework on all the prospects in this year's NFL Draft. Now, you can download the actual notes they took on all the top players, broken down by position for your convenience. Today, they offer their notes and rankings on the tight ends.

* - indicates underclassman

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TIGHT ENDS

1 AUSTIN SEFERIAN-JENKINS
COLLEGE: Washington

HEIGHT: 6-5
WEIGHT: 262
40 TIME: 4.74
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ANDY HART:
Long. Soft hands. Red zone target. Adjusts to ball well. Uses body well. Doesn't always create seperation.
PAUL PERILLO:
Good size; Moves well; Uses body well; Good combo; Athletic.
2 ERIC EBRON*
COLLEGE: North Carolina

HEIGHT: 6-4
WEIGHT: 250
40 TIME: 4.60
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ANDY HART:
Athletic pass catcher. Little raw but can be freakish. Still needs to develop and could be a tease. Limited blocker.
PAUL PERILLO:
Good athlete; Soft hands; More receiver than blocker.
3 JACE AMARO*
COLLEGE:Texas Tech

HEIGHT: 6-5
WEIGHT: 265
40 TIME: 4.74
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ANDY HART:
Mostly a slot pass catcher. Good size, though. Not elite speed. Finds space in zones. Tracks ball well. Decent hands. Athletic. Bit of a hothead.
PAUL PERILLO:
Works out of slot; Finds gaps; Soft hands; Excellent receiver.
4 TROY NIKLAS*
COLLEGE: Notre Dame

HEIGHT: 6-7
WEIGHT: 270
40 TIME: 4.86
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ANDY HART:
Well rounded. Blocks. Old school TE. Hand catcher. Average athlete. Long. Nice frame. Decent quickness.
PAUL PERILLO:
Great size; Used in pass protection; Moves well; Soft hands.
5 C.J. FIEDOROWICZ
COLLEGE: Iowa

HEIGHT: 6-6
WEIGHT: 265
40 TIME: 4.76
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ANDY HART:
Athletic. Great frame. Soft hands. Goes and gets ball. Decent upside as a blocker. All around TE prospect.
PAUL PERILLO:
Good size; Good, strong hands; Good combo; Solid.


BEST OF THE REST


Arthur Lynch, Georgia
6-4, 258, 4.82

[Andy Hart] Nice frame. Impressive blocker. Decent hands. Not quick. Old school. Solid all around. Finds spots in zones. Some big plays.

[Paul Perillo] Athletic; Good hands; Good combo; Makes big plays; Solid.

Richard Rodgers*, California
6-4, 257, 4.87

[Andy Hart] Used in different roles in Cal career. Athletic. Took handoffs. Good game speed. Solid, confident hands.

[Paul Perillo] Moves well; Athletic; Slight build; :Lots of seam routes/YAC; Makes big plays.

Jake Murphy*, Utah
6-4, 249, 4.79

[Andy Hart] Thick. Real TE. Decent hands. Hands catcher. Average athlete. Potential NFL backup. Dale Murphy's son.

[Paul Perillo] Good size; Lumbers a bit; Strong and physical; Great hands; Blocks well.

Colt Lyeria*, Oregon
6-4, 242, 4.61

[Andy Hart] Ducks used him like Aaron Hernandez. Handoffs, slot, etc. Average hands but quick. Physical runner. Cocaine arrest and left Oregon. Red Flags.

[Paul Perillo] Versatile; Athletic; Good hands; Runs well/YAC; Willing blocker.

Rob Blanchflower, Umass
6-4, 256, 4.82

[Andy Hart] Lanky. Soft hands. Loose with football after the catch. Decent athlete.

[Paul Perillo] Good size; Limited mobility; Lots of quick outs; OK.

Joe Don Duncan, Dixie State
6-3, 268, 4.79

[Andy Hart] Solid, confident hands. Physical and plays with a little edge. Willing blocker. Average speed. Decent athlete. Pretty well rounded prospect.

[Paul Perillo] Leader; Good mobility; Athletic; Good hands; Solid intermediate target.

Jacob Pedersen, Wisconsin
6-3, 238, 4.78

[Andy Hart] H-back and SPT type. Soft hands. Average athlete. Not quick. JAG.

[Paul Perillo] Good hands; Decent speed; Sits in zones; Poor man's Pitta?

Jordan Najvar, Baylor
6-6, 256, 4.93

[Andy Hart] Fast 3-cone. Played inline. Adequate blocker but not powerful. Decent hands and reaction to ball. Average athlete.

[Paul Perillo] Leader; Good blocker; Not fast but gets down seam; Used as FB.

Xavier Grimble*, USC
6-4, 257, 4.76

[Andy Hart] Not overly quick or fast. Looks the part. Average hands. OK RAC. Nothing special.

[Paul Perillo] Athletic; Lots of deep seam routes; Moves well; Good YAC; Not much blocking.


Want more Draft video? Check out highlight videos of all the top college prospects entering the 2014 NFL Draft.

OFFENSE: Quarterback | Running Back | Tight End | Wide Receiver | Offensive Line
DEFENSE: Defensive Back | Defensive Line | Linebacker
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