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Draft Prospect Notes: Tight End

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Pos. Rank Player School Ht. Wt. 40
TE 1 Rob Gronkowski Arizona 6-6 265 4.76
Notes: [Andy Hart] Do-ti-all, including blocking. Soft hands. Decent enough athlete after the catch. Smooth. Should have best NFL career if back is a non-issue. [Erik Scalavino] Excellent receiver, probably the best of this bunch; first tackler usually doesn't get him; athletic; quick moves in open field.
TE 2 Jermaine Gresham Oklahoma 6-5 261 4.66
Notes: [Andy Hart] Total pass-catching package if healthy. Not a freakish athletic package, but certainly good enough. [Erik Scalavino] Nice hands; tough to take down; routes, blocking are question marks.
TE 3 Jimmy Graham Miami 6-6 260 4.53
Notes: [Andy Hart] Only one year of FB after basketball career. Good frame and measurables for the position. Project with huge upside. [Erik Scalavino] Great size; inexperienced, but definitely has raw talent.
TE 4 Anthony McCoy Southern Cal 6-5 259 4.71
Notes: [Andy Hart] Pretty good blocker. OK hands and decent athlete. Slow feet. Rumbles like Daniel Graham. [Erik Scalavino] Solid receiver, but not a "wow" kind of player.
TE 5 Aaron Hernandez Florida 6-3 245 4.64
Notes: [Andy Hart] Smaller. Confident hands. Not elite athlete, but OK RAC. Good enough speed. H-back? [Erik Scalavino] Solid overall, but nothing special.
* THE REST:
Pos. Rank Player School Ht. Wt. 40
TE Ed Dickson Oregon 6-4 249 4.59
Notes: [Andy Hart] Not a blocker, a WR-type. Powerful hands. Only OK FB speed for his makeup. [Erik Scalavino] Very similar in style to Hernandez.
TE Dennis Pitta BYU 6-5 245 4.68
Notes: [Andy Hart] Soft-handed pass catcher. Willing blocker. Not quick and average speed. Not explosive but very solid. [Erik Scalavino] Can absorb big hits over the middle and downfield; protects the ball well.
TE Tony Moeaki Iowa 6-3 245 4.69
Notes: [Andy Hart] Injury issues. AVG. TE hands, speed and quickness. Leader and captain. [Erik Scalavino] . Limited footage; average at best.
TE Michael Palmer Clemson 6-5 250 4.79
Notes: [Andy Hart] Solid, Avg. old-school type. Not overly athletic. Route running?. [Erik Scalavino] Good hands, good size, decent speed; sleeper in later rounds.
TE Nathan Overbay Eastern Washington 6-5 259 4.78
Notes: [Andy Hart] Great frame. Good, confident hands. Adjusts to ball. Smooth. Not flashy, but big upside. [Erik Scalavino] . Intriguing small-program prospect; deceptive "football speed", smooth pass catcher; solid build.
TE Michael Hoomanawanui Illinois 6-4 267 4.77
Notes: [Andy Hart] Nickname "Uh Oh". All-around type. Good size. Average athlete. [Erik Scalavino] Insufficient footage.
TE Colin Peek Alabama 6-5 252 4.92
Notes: [Andy Hart] Slow and laboring. Solid, confident hands. Decent build. Slow feet. Decent blocker. [Erik Scalavino] Natural receiver with good size; not that fast; Saban connection a plus.
TE Andrew Quarless Penn State 6-4 248 4.74
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments.
TE Jeron Mastrud Kansas State 6-6 256 4.82
Notes: [Andy Hart] Solid hands with OK speed and effort as blocker. Only average quickness. But pretty solid all around. . [Erik Scalavino] . Lumbering runner; decent receiver.
TE Nate Byham Pittsburgh 6-4 268 4.76
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments.
TE Jim Dray Stanford 6-5 246 4.82
Notes: [Andy Hart] Average all-around talent. Willing blocker. H-back? [Erik Scalavino] . Gets the job done quietly, nothing stands out.
TE Dedrick Epps Miami 6-4 253 4.76
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments.
TE Jeff Cumberland Illinois 6-4 255 4.57
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments.
TE Mike Caussin James Madison 6-5 245 4.79
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments.
TE Riar Geer Colorado 6-3 252 4.98
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments.
TE Scott Sicko New Hampshire 6-4 242 4.75
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments.
TE Steve Maneri Temple 6-6 275 5.06
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments.
TE Greg Boone Virginia Tech 6-3 283 4.79
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments.
TE Cody Slate Marshall 6-3 229
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] . Probably too small to be a blocking threat; great RAC skills and solid hands.
TE T.C. Drake Kentucky 6-5 244 4.72*
Notes: [Andy Hart] J-A-G. [Erik Scalavino] . Average all-around.

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