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PFW Draft Prospect Rankings: Tight End

The writers of Patriots Football Weekly offer their notes and rankings on the tight end prospects entering the 2016 NFL Draft.

Draft Rankings By Position:

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The 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 on the tight ends.

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Tight Ends

1 | Austin Hooper*, Stanford

HEIGHT: 6-3 | WEIGHT: 248 | 40: 4.76

Andy Hart: Can block. High points. Good hands. Fight for the ball. Most of upside of any tight end in the draft as a NFL talent.

Paul Perillo: Physical blocker; NFL-type offense should make him ready to contribute; Capable receiver; Solid.

2 |  Hunter Henry*, Arkansas

HEIGHT: 6-5 | WEIGHT: 250 | 40: 4.68

Andy Hart: Good size and athlete. Not a great blocker. Hight points ball and can run after catch. Good but not special. Tracks ball well. Lot of rounded routes.

Paul Perillo: Mobile; Physical; Will fight for the ball; Nice hands; Can get down the seam but not terribly athletic. Solid but not spectacular.

3 | Jerell Adams, South Carolina

HEIGHT: 6-5 | WEIGHT: 247 | 40: 4.64

Andy Hart:Very good speed but not overly quick. Solid athlete. Needs work as a blocker. Loose running with the ball at times. Has starter potential.

Paul Perillo: Great size and athleticism; Willing blocker; Made plays with little help at QB; Tough; Good hands; Excellent mid-round potential.

4 | Nick Vannett, Ohio State

HEIGHT: 6-6 | WEIGHT: 257 | 40: 4.89

Andy Hart: Better in line than out wide. Solid all around. Not quick. Decent athlete. NFL starter but not a star.

Paul Perillo: More of a blocker than receiver; Great size; Soft hands; Moves pretty well for size. 

5 | Tyler Higbee, Western Kentucky

HEIGHT: 6-6 | WEIGHT: 249 | 40: 4.77

Andy Hart:Off field assualt issues. Former WR. Only 1 year starter. Fluid route runner. Tracks ball and makes adjustment. Big upside.

Paul Perillo: Coverted WR; Tall and thin; Finds space; Deceptively quick; Solid receiver.


David Morgan II, Texas - San Antonio

HEIGHT: 6-4 | WEIGHT: 262 | 40: 5.02

Andy Hart: Missed 2015 with a foot injury. Decent body control. Shared load with Collins. Not overly fast. Breaks arm tackles. Keeps moving. 

Paul Perillo: Good not great speed; moves pile; Strong runner; Good feet and vision; Hits hole hard.

Bryce Williams, East Carolina

HEIGHT: 6-6 | WEIGHT: 257 | 40: 4.94

Andy Hart:Soft, confident hands. Wins contested balls. Athletic but not quick or fast. Solid pass catcher.

Paul Perillo: Huge; Good hands; Comfortable getting open in underneath zones; Lumbers.

David Grinnage*, North Carolina State

HEIGHT: 6-5 | WEIGHT: 248 | 40: 4.9

Andy Hart:Three-year starter with limited production. OK hands. Not powerful. Questionable upside.

Paul Perillo: A bit stiff and slow; Good hands; Lumbers but finds space.

Steven Scheu, Vanderbilt

HEIGHT: 6-5 | WEIGHT: 253 | 40: 4.82

Andy Hart: OK production despite QB problems. All-around prospect. Solid route runner. Good hands. Tough. Good size and measurables. Not explosive, but catches in traffic and bounces off.

Paul Perillo: Good size and hands; Lumbers a bit but gets open; Will block, nice job leading sweep.

Henry Krieger-Coble, Iowa

HEIGHT: 6-3 | WEIGHT: 249 | 40: 4.91

Andy Hart: Good hands. Tracks and catches. LImited upside. Probably NFL SPT and backup.

Paul Perillo: Slow but tough; Physical blocker; Not much of a receiver but shows good hands when called upon.

Ben Braunecker, Harvard

HEIGHT: 6-3 | WEIGHT: 250 | 40: 4.73

Andy Hart: Pretty well rounded, but not elite talent or measurables. Limited upside. Probably versatile backup.

Paul Perillo:Lots og big plays against overmatched competition; Moves well; Runs nice routes and gets open.

Jake McGee, Florida

HEIGHT: 6-5 | WEIGHT: 250 | 40: 4.84

Andy Hart:Good production. UVA transfer, will be 25 YO. Lean. OK hands. Move TE. Not much upside. Not fast or quick.

Paul Perillo: Capable receiver with decent mobility; Can get down the seam; Not much of a blocking threat.

Temarrick Hemingway, South Carolina State

HEIGHT: 6-5 | WEIGHT: 244 | 40: 4.71

Andy Hart: Raw. Long. Move TE. Not powerful. OK athlete. Average RAC. Some upside as NFL backup.

Paul Perillo: Mobile and athletic; Gets down the seam; Not much of a blocker.

Darion Griswold, Arkansas State

HEIGHT: 6-3 | WEIGHT: 253 | 40: 4.79

Andy Hart:Falls down too much. HS QB. Average everything. Project with limited upside. 

Paul Perillo:No Comments.

Tanner McEvoy, Wisconsin

HEIGHT: 6-3 | WEIGHT: 230 | 40: 4.57

Andy Hart: Two-way player, safety, QB, TE. Physical and hits. Talented Rudy type.

Paul Perillo: Small and real quick; Ret ability; Finds open field; Productive scat back type.

Beau Sandland, Montana State

HEIGHT:6-4 | WEIGHT: 253 | 40: 4.74

Andy Hart: Tranfer from Miami. Goes and gets it. Not explosive. Solid athlete and average RAC. Not powerful or physical. Campbody or backup at best. 

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Sean Price, South Florida

HEIGHT: 6-2 | WEIGHT: 245 | 40: 5.02

Andy Hart: Short. Slow. Not much of an NFL prospect. 

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Kyle Carter, Penn State

HEIGHT: 6-3 | WEIGHT: 243 | 40: 4.63

Andy Hart: Production decreased every year. Too many drops. Practice squad H-back at best. 

Paul Perillo:No Comments.

Ryan Malleck, Virginia Tech

HEIGHT: 6-4 | WEIGHT: 256 | 40: 4.77

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Mark Weiser, Buffalo

HEIGHT: 6-4 | WEIGHT: 245 | 40: 4.89

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Kivon Cartwright, Colorado State

HEIGHT: 6-3 | WEIGHT: 240 | 40: 4.78

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Ben McCord, Central Michigan

HEIGHT: 6-4 | WEIGHT: 238 | 40: 4.85

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Dillon Gordon, LSU

HEIGHT: 6-4 | WEIGHT: 308 | 40: 4.94

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

J.P. Holtz, Pittsburgh

HEIGHT: 6-3 | WEIGHT: 247 | 40: 4.78

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo:No Comments.

Jake Duzey, Iowa

HEIGHT: 6-3 | WEIGHT: 248 | 40: 4.78

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Braxton Deaver, Duke

HEIGHT: 6-5 | WEIGHT: 240 | 40: 4.86

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Michael Giacone, Boston College

HEIGHT: 6-5 | WEIGHT: 254 | 40: 4.84

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Louie Addazio, Boston College

HEIGHT: 6-3 | WEIGHT: 252 | 40: 4.94

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo:No Comments.

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