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2011 Tight End Reports
Height: 6-4.5
Weight: 250
40: 4.75
Year: 5Sr

Kyle Adams

School: Purdue
Position: TE
Bio: Two-year starter who led Purdue in catches as a senior, totaling 36/244. Junior numbers included 29/249.
Positive: Solid pass-catching tight end who lacks the measurables to be first on the depth chart at the next level. Blocks with good lean, gets leverage on opponents, and flashes ability blocking in motion. Quickly releases off the line into pass routes, nicely adjusts to the errant throw, and displays strong hands with the ability to pull the fastball from the air. Consistently extends to make the reception away from his frame and possesses terrific focus.
Negative: Not a strong or sturdy tight end. Rarely gets movement as a blocker or finishes off defenders. Lacks the speed to be a true downfield threat at the position.
Analysis: Adams is a hardworking prospect who gets the most from his ability and has been reliable on the college level. He does the little things well and can make it as a number two tight end in a system that consistently put him in motion.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 254
40: 4.78
Year: 5Sr

Jeffrey Anderson

School: UAB
Position: TE
Bio: Three-year starter who posted receiving numbers of 32/407/4 as a senior after putting up 26/398/5 the prior year.
Positive: Short yet reliable pass catcher that often lines up in the slot. Solid athlete who quickly gets out into routes, uses his frame to shield away opponents, and extends to make catches away from his frame. Finds the open spot in defenses, adjusts to errant throws, and displays both soft and strong hands. Makes a number of athletic catches on the field. Gives effort blocking and does enough to control linebackers on the second level.
Negative: Lacks downfield speed and is more of an intermediate threat. Adequate strength at the point of attack but does not overpower opponents.
Analysis: Anderson has been a consistent player the past three years at UAB and projects as a backup move tight end in a timing or West Coast offense.

Height: 6-5.5
Weight: 254
40: 4.53
Year: 5Sr

Jordan Cameron

School: USC
Position: TE
Bio: Junior college transfer who came to USC as a receiver. Record 16/126/1 as a backup tight end in 2010. Also play basketball on the college level.
Positive: Athletic tight end prospect who is just hitting his stride on the football field. Fluid releasing off the line, displays good movement skills and makes a lot of athletic plays on the field. Gets vertical in a crowd and extends then looks the ball into his hands. Takes the big hit but holds onto the ball. Breaks down well, blocks with leverage, and gives effort. Extends to make catches away from his frame.
Negative: Average strength at the point of attack. Does not show an immediate burst. Has a small body of work at the tight end position.
Analysis: After a nondescript college career, Cameron displayed a lot of skill during the week of practices at the Shrine Game and turned in a terrific combine workout. He offers a great amount of potential and could develop into a starting tight end as he learns the position and improves his game.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 222
40: 4.75
Year: 4Sr

Corday Clark

School: McNeese State
Position: TE
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior after leading the team in receptions with 30/241/1. Junior totals included 26/425/5.
Positive: Undersized tight end with solid receiving skills. Plays with good knee bend, gets leverage on opponents, and gives effort blocking. Quickly gets off the line into routes, runs well in a straight line or laterally and looks the ball into his hands. Agile with the ability to adjust to the errant throw and block on the move.
Negative: Lacks overall size. Does not possess deep speed. Struggles finishing off linebackers on blocking downs.
Analysis: Clark is an undersized college tight end with reliable hands. He projects as an H-back or West Coast fullback in the NFL.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 255
40: 4.71
Year: 5Sr

Colin Cochart

School: South Dakota State
Position: TE
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior with totals of 31/338/4. Junior numbers included 26/240/5.
Positive: Adequately sized tight end who does the little things well. Quick releasing off the line of scrimmage, consistently finds the open spot in the defense, and extends his hands to make the reception away from his frame. Lays out for difficult catches, boxes out opponents with his frame, and adjusts to make the errant reception. Displays soft and strong hands. Blocks with leverage, remains disciplined, and shows awareness. Works hard to stays square.
Negative: Does not always play to his timed speed. Lacks dominant strength.
Analysis: Cochart has been reliable the past three seasons but minimally productive. He could easily make an NFL roster as a backup move tight end, and his blocking should improve as he physically matures.

Height: 6-6.5
Weight: 262
40: 4.79
Year: 4Sr

Larry Donnell

School: Grambling
Position: TE
Bio: Former quarterback who's been a part-time starter at tight end the past two years. Had 5/37/3 as a senior and 14/141/2 as a junior.
Positive: Large prospect who's shown a developing game. Fluid releasing off the line into routes. Adequate receiver when thrown the ball. Strong blocker who stays square and turns defenders off the line. Keeps his head on a swivel. Fights with his hands throughout the action. Explosive at the point.
Negative: Produced very little as a receiver. Lacks dominant strength and struggles to finish blocks.
Analysis: Donnell possesses good size and has shown the athleticism necessary to compete at the next level. He's a developmental prospect who has the tools to be a 3rd tight end.

Height: 6-4.5
Weight: 236
40: 4.78
Year: 5Sr

Collin Franklin

School: Iowa State
Position: TE
Bio: All-Conference selection as a senior after leading Iowa State in receptions with 54/530/3. Struggled with illness throughout his junior season and totaled just 7/65. Sophomore totals included 15/258/2.
Positive: Solid pass-catching tight end with average size/speed numbers. Quickly releases off the line into routes, nicely adjusts to the errant throw, and makes the reception in stride. Makes the difficult reception in a crowd and holds onto the ball. Extends his hands offering the quarterback a nice target, consistently lays out or works to make the tough catch. Displays quickness into pass routes and stays low on exit.
Negative: Does not block with good fundamentals and shows poor strength at the point of attack. Lacks footwork in pass protection and cannot help out against speed rushers.
Analysis: Franklin comes off a solid season and put himself back on the map as a free agent prospect. He offers potential as a backup move tight end who will be most effective when put in motion before the snap.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 264
40: 5.04
Year: 5Sr

Evan Frosch

School: TCU
Position: TE
Bio: Part-time starter the past two-years. Senior receiving totals included 2/42 after he had just 3/33 the prior year.
Positive: Large, strong tight end who is best as a blocker. Plays with good knee bend, displays footwork in pass protection, and effectively adjusts to oncoming opponents. Jolts defenders with good punch and easily knocks them from their angle of attack. Effectively finds the open space in the seam, adjusts to the errant throw, and makes catches in stride.
Negative: Large, strong tight end who is best as a blocker. Plays with good knee bend, displays footwork in pass protection, and effectively adjusts to oncoming opponents. Jolts defenders with good punch and easily knocks them from their angle of attack. Effectively finds the open space in the seam, adjusts to the errant throw, and makes catches in stride.
Analysis: Frosch is a tight end who's fallen under the radar screen due to his lack of production. He lacks the skills to be an offensive threat but has enough ability to make an NFL roster as a third tight end used specifically as a blocker in short-yardage situations.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 252
40: 4.85
Year: 5Sr

Charlie Gantt

School: Michigan State
Position: TE
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior. Totals last year included 24/301/3 after putting up 22/348/2 as a junior.
Positive: Nice-sized tight end with a complete game. Plays with good knee bend, blocks with leverage, and is strong at the point of attack. Gives effort blocking, handles defensive ends as a run blocker, and gets movement. Fluid releasing off the line into pass routes, extends his hands, and makes catches away from his frame. Effectively comes free to make himself an available target and knows where the sticks are on third down.
Negative: Displays minimal quickness and speed in his game. Not a downfield threat.
Analysis: Gantt has grown into a complete tight end who is a tremendous blocker yet also effective catching the ball when it is thrown to him. He's more of a short-range pass catcher that would be a good addition to any roster as a second tight end.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 267
40: 4.65
Year: 5Sr

Richard Gordon

School: Miami-Fl
Position: TE
Bio: Started seven games as a senior and caught 6 passes for 30 yards. Played in one game during the 2009 campaign before suffering a season-ending injury. Primarily used as a backup in 2008.
Positive: Athletic tight end prospect who's been a serviceable player on the college level. Gives effort blocking, keeps his head on a swivel, and plays with good awareness. Stays square and blocks with good lean. Extends his hands to make catches away from his frame.
Negative: Does not play to his size or speed. Stiff. More athlete than football player. Does not consistently come away with the difficult catch. Marginal strength at the point.
Analysis: Gordon is a size prospect who never truly developed on the college level yet has enough skills to get consideration as a third tight end in the NFL.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 244
40: 5
Year: 4Sr

Cameron Graham

School: Louisville
Position: TE
Bio: Junior college transfer who started at Louisville the past two seasons. All-Conference selection as a senior after totaling 40/470/5. Junior numbers included 27/323/2.
Positive: Solid college tight end with marginal upside for the next level. Fluid releasing off the line, run sharp routes, and gets separation from defenders. Effectively adjusts to the errant throw and looks he pass in. Extends to make the reception away from his frame. Blocks with leverage, stays square, and works assignments.
Negative: Shows minimal quickness and burst. Has marginal strength as a blocker. Timed poorly at the combine.
Analysis: Graham was a solid tight end at Louisville since stepping on the field in 2009 but possesses poor size/speed numbers for the next level. He's practice squad material who could make a team that keeps four tight ends.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 249
40: 4.54
Year: 5Sr

Virgil Green

School: Nevada
Position: TE
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior, totaling 35/515/5. Junior numbers included 23/260/5.
Positive: Athletic pass-catching tight end with a large upside. Quick off the snap, nicely adjusts to the errant throw and consistently extends his hands to make the reception away from his frame. Moves well laterally, uses his frame to shield away opponents and looks the pass in. Bends his knees and gives effort blocking.
Negative: Shows minimal quickness and does not play to his timed speed. Not a big-bodied tight end and displays marginal strength blocking.
Analysis: Green is a solid prospect and a good athlete who should develop over time. He has the underlying skills to be effective as a second tight end.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 239
40: 4.82
Year: 5Sr

Ben Guidugli

School: Cincinnati
Position: TE
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior after totaling 24/197/2. Put up 27/264/3 as a junior.
Positive: Hard-working college tight end with limited upside for the next level. Plays with a great awareness and finds open space against coverage's. Works routes, extends his hands, and catches the ball away from his frame. Blocks with good lean.
Negative: Lacks overall strength at the point of attack. Does not possess the speed to get downfield and create mismatches in the secondary.
Analysis: Guidugli has been a consistent college player the past two seasons yet lacks the size/speed numbers to be a true tight end at the next level. Could find a home as a backup at H-back or possibly be given a try at fullback.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 249
40: 4.68
Year: 5Sr

Daniel Hardy

School: Idaho
Position: TE
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior after totaling 32/545/1. Missed the final five games of 2010 with a broken arm. Junior numbers included 39/691/3.
Positive: Solid receiving tight end who is best in motion. Breaks down well, plays with leverage, and easily moves about the field. Makes the reception in stride, adjusts to the errant throw, and extends to catch the ball away from his frame. Displays good eye/hand coordination and makes a lot of athletic receptions. Has great quickness. Makes the tough catch in a crowd. Gets to the second level quickly. Solid position blocker who seals linebackers from the action.
Negative: Lacks natural bulk and strength at the point and gets marginal results as a blocker. Is not a true downfield threat.
Analysis: Hardy has displayed progress and ability the past two seasons and offers potential as a second tight end in the NFL.

Height: 6-5.5
Weight: 248
40: 4.51
Year: 5Sr

Rob Housler

School: Florida Atlantic
Position: TE
Bio: All-Conference selection as a senior after totaling 39/629/4. Took a redshirt season in 2009 after splitting time as the starting tight end the prior year, when he posted 32/519/4.
Positive: Fairly athletic pass-catching tight end with an upside. Fluid releasing off the line of scrimmage, runs solid routes, and quickly gets into breaks. Displays the speed to get into the secondary to make plays, nicely adjusts to errant throws, and uses his frame the box out opponents. Displays goodeye/hand coordination and catches the ball away from his frame.
Negative: Unnecessarily leaves his feet at times. Must improve his overall playing balance. Gives effort blocking yet must improve his playing strength.
Analysis: Housler possesses the size/speed numbers and football skills to play at the next level, but he is still rough around the edges. He's a potential third tight end who could help a team two or three years down the road.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 243
40: 4.65
Year: 5Sr

Lance Kendricks

School: Wisconsin
Position: TE
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-Conference and All-American honors as a senior. Totals last year included 43/663/5, after 29/356/3 as a junior.
Positive: Natural pass-catching tight end who is best in motion. Quickly releases into pass routes, comes back to the ball, and offers the quarterback a big target. Displays good eye/hand coordination, makes the reception away from his frame, and displays soft, strong hands. Nicely makes the catch in stride, adjusting backwards to grab the errant throw. Effectively uses his frame, boxing out opponents to come away with the ball. Bends his knees, blocks with leverage, and gives effort.
Negative: Displays minimal strength at the point of attack and has difficulty handling linebackers as a blocker. Mostly a one-speed tight end who does not consistently create mismatches in the secondary. Lacks great growth potential.
Analysis: Kendricks is one of the better pass-catching tight ends in the nation, but he has size and athletic limitations. He could be a productive second tight end in a system that consistently puts him in motion or occasionally lines him up in the slot and reduces his blocking assignments. Likely to be over-drafted and selected much earlier than his talents warrant due to the poor crop of tight ends this year.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 268
40: 4.83
Year: 4Sr

Jonathan Massey

School: Southern Mississippi
Position: TE
Bio: Part-time starter the past two seasons totaling 5/50/1 as a senior after junior totals of 7/62/2.
Positive: Short, wide bodied, tight end most effective blocking. Bends his knees, breaks down well and stays square. Seals defenders from the action or easily rides them from their angle of attack. Possesses a thick build. Gives effort blocking and attacks assignments. Fluid releasing off the line into pass routes, displays the ability to easily defeat jams and possesses good eye/hand coordination.
Negative: Lacks a burst in his game. Rarely used as an offensive weapon. Only effective a few yards off the line of scrimmage as a receiver.
Analysis: Massey lacks the size/speed numbers to be anything other than a blocking tight end at the next level. That said he has the skills to be effective in that capacity as a third tight end on a roster.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 232
40: 4.74
Year: 5Sr

Mike McNeill

School: Nebraska
Position: TE
Bio: Posted 21/346/1 as a senior when he was used at receiver. All-Conference the prior season with 28/259/4. Posted career-best numbers of 32/442/6 as a sophomore.
Positive: Athletic tight end with dependable hands. Fluid releasing off the line, sells routes, and is quick getting to top speed. Runs sharp routes, quickly getting into breaks and staying low on exit. Runs well laterally and makes catches in stride. Nicely adjusts to errant throws, extends his hands, and offers the quarterback a big target. Good eye/hand coordination and looks the pass in. Consistently extends to make the reception away from his frame. Uses his frame to shield away defenders and protect the pass.
Negative: Gives effort blocking but shows minimal strength at the point of attack and will be overpowered by defenders. Not a true deep threat at tight end that consistently creates mismatches in the secondary.
Analysis: Prior to moving to receiver last year, McNeill was one of the better pass catching tight ends in the nation. He possesses poor size/speed numbers for the next level but will be a solid number two at his position in a system that consistently puts him in motion and does not make blocking a primary responsibility.

Height: 6-5.5
Weight: 261
40: 4.65
Year: 5Sr

Schuylar Oordt

School: Northern Iowa
Position: TE
Bio: Used as a rotational starter the past three seasons. All-Conference selection since his junior year. Senior totals included 24/405/3 after 18/358/5 as a junior.
Positive: Tall, athletic tight end prospect with a large amount of upside. Fluid releasing off the line, plays with good knee bend, and easily moves about the field. Shows a lot of quickness in his overall game, runs solid routes, and easily adjusts or gets vertical to make the reception. Runs laterally with speed, consistently gets into the secondary creating mismatches, and easily makes the reception in stride. Finds the open spot in the defense and extends his hands to offer the quarterback a target. Displays soft hands.
Negative: Lacks functional football strength and gets minimal movement as a blocker. Blocks with a narrow base. Unnecessarily leaves his feet to make the reception on occasion.
Analysis: Hardy has displayed progress and ability the past two seasons and offers potential as a second tight end in the NFL.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 256
40: 4.81
Year: 4Sr

Zach Pianalto

School: North Carolina
Position: TE
Bio: Two-year starter who posted 30/311/1 in six games last season before suffering a season-ending leg injury. Junior totals included 33/334/1 when he suffered a season-ending foot injury midway through the season.
Positive: Hardworking tight end with a complete game that has struggled with injuries. Solid receiver who effectively finds the open seam on the field, makes the reception in stride, and consistently catches the ball away from his frame. Displays both soft and strong hands with the ability to pull the fastball from the air. Blocks with a nasty attitude and is always looking for someone to hit. Adequate strength as a blocker.
Negative: Possesses limited speed and is not a downfield threat. Not a dominant blocker. Has major durability questions.
Analysis: Pianalto has all the skills to be a second tight end at the next level, as he is an short range receiver and does a solid job blocking. The inability to stay healthy is likely to push him deep into the draft,where he could be a bargain.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 248
40: 4.9
Year: 4Sr

Allen Reisner

School: Iowa
Position: TE
Bio: All-Conference selection as a senior after breaking in with the starting team and posting career numbers of 42/460/2. Junior totals included 14/143/1.
Positive: Dependable pass-catching tight end with a developing game. Quickly releases off the line, displays solid route running skills, and gets separation from defenders. Easily makes catches in stride, uses his frame to shield away opponents, and displays good eye/hand coordination. Extends in a crowd for the difficult catch, displays soft hands, and consistently looks the pass in.
Negative: Lacks bulk and struggles handling blocking assignments. Also loses out in battles to make catches. Not fast enough to be a consistent threat in the secondary.
Analysis: Reisner really improved his game as a senior yet is a marginal athlete with minimal upside. He could be used as an H-back or move to tight end on a roster.

Height: 6-4.5
Weight: 260
40: 4.83
Year: 5Sr

Konrad Reuland

School: Stanford
Position: TE
Bio: Notre Dame transfer used as a part-time starter the past two seasons. Senior totals included 21/209/1 after 6/142 as a junior.
Positive: Nice sized tight end who is best as a blocker. Quickly gets off the line, stays square, and is strong at the point of attack. Works to bend his knees, shows good vision, and stays with assignments. Blocks down well on opponents. Uses his hands to get separation from opponents and effectively adjusts to the errant throw catching the ball.
Negative: Displays marginal quickness. Fights the ball and unnecessarily lets passes get inside him. Not fluid in his movements.
Analysis: Reuland is a size prospect who could make a roster as a third tight end brought onto the field in short-yardage situations.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 259
40: 4.75
Year: 3Jr

Kyle Rudolph

School: Notre Dame
Position: TE
Bio: Three-year starter who posted 28/320/3 in six games as a junior. Suffered a season-ending hamstring injury last October, which required surgery to repair. Had 33/364/3 as a sophomore and 29/340/2 as a freshman.
Positive: Strong, well-rounded tight end prospect with a complete game. Displays terrific focus and concentration as a receiver, possesses soft and strong hands, and consistently makes the tough grab in a crowd. Goes over the middle and takes a pounding yet holds onto the ball. Nicely makes the reception in stride, adjusting to the errant throw and looking the ball in. Finds the open spot in the defense, comes back to the ball, and extends his hands, offering the quarterback a nice target. Strong blocker and easily controls opposing defensive lineman once engaged the point of attack. Attacks blocking assignments. Effective in motion and gets out on the second level and handles linebackers.
Negative: Displays minimal quickness and speed in his game with no burst. Not a downfield threat. Poor route runner and displays limited sharpness into breaks.
Analysis: Rudolph has been a consistent tight end for Notre Dame the past three seasons yet is being slightly overrated in some circles. He has starting potential in the NFL but will never develop into a tight end that makes me plays down the field. Instead, he E(TM)ll be a consistent professional who is effective as an intermediate range target and blocker.

Height: 6-5
Weight: 270
40: 4.75
Year: 4Sr

Weslye Saunders

School: South Carolina
Position: TE
Bio: Suspended in 2010 after being declared ineligible by the school. Started 13 games as a redshirt junior in '09 and totaled 39/353/3. Sophomore totals included 16/214/3 with three starts.
Positive: Massive tight end prospect who does a solid job catching the ball. Fluid releasing off the line of scrimmage, comes back to the ball out of breaks, and makes himself an available target. Uses his large frame as an advantage and out-muscles defenders. Flashes athleticism and gets vertical over opponents to grab the high throw. Big enough and strong enough to control defenders at the point of attack as a blocker.
Negative: Displays minimal quickness in his game. Really nothing more than a short-range pass-catching target. Not light on his feet.
Analysis: Saunders was a solid tight end for South Carolina and is effective as a receiver and blocker. He has the size and skills to get consideration as a developmental tackle as well, but his a year away from football will hurt his draft stock and now clouds his career at the next level.

Height: 6-4.5
Weight: 234
40: 4.82
Year: 4Sr

Stephen Skelton

School: Fordham
Position: TE
Bio: Three-year starter who finished his senior season with 42/443/3 after career numbers of 63/634/6 as a junior.
Positive: Adequately sized tight end with a solid game. Bends his knees, blocks with leverage, and gives effort. Stays square and controls opponents at the point of attack. Fluid releasing off the line into pass routes. Is quick to top speed, moves well on the field, and effectively catches the ball away from his frame.
Negative: Lacks the downfield speed to be a consistent threat in the secondary. Has a tall, thin build and cannot finish blocks.
Analysis: Skelton, brother of Arizona quarterback John Skelton, is a solid developmental prospect who projects as a third tight end as he physically matures and adds bulk to his frame

Height: 6-4.5
Weight: 271
40: 4.8
Year: 5Sr

Andre Smith

School: Virginia Tech
Position: TE
Bio: Posted 20/195/5 as a senior when he became a full-time starter. Junior totals included just three receptions.
Positive: Big tight end who has flashed speed and athleticism throughout his college career. Effective position blocker who stays square, shows strength at the point of attack, and seals the edge. Turns defenders off the ball and opens running lanes for ball carriers. Solid receiver who can make tough catches over the middle. Consistently finds the open space on the field and displays good eye/hand coordination.
Negative: Does not block with a nasty attitude. Not a true downfield threat.
Analysis: Smith is a physically gifted tight end who has teased scouts the past three years. He has the size of an offensive lineman but the movement skills of a tight end. Smith possesses the ability to be a third tight end at the next level if he puts the pieces together and takes his game to another level.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 260
40: 4.94
Year: 5Sr

Greg Smith

School: Texas
Position: TE
Bio: Former center who has been a part-time starter the past three-years. Senior totals included 9/60 after he had 6/48 the prior year.
Positive: Big tight end who is best as a blocker. Blocks with terrific fundamentals, strong at the point, and works hard. Stays square, keeps defenders in front of him, and turns opponents off the line as a run blocker. Bends his knees, keeps his feet moving, and is solid in pass protection. Has adequate hands as a receiver. Tough and will play through pain.
Negative: Marginal speed and not effective as a receiver more than a few yards from the line of scrimmage. Must do a better job coming back to the ball rather than waiting for it to come to him.
Analysis: Smith is one of the better blocking tight ends in this draft and could be carried as a on a roster as the third man on the depth chart.

Height: 6-5.6
Weight: 266
40: 4.95
Year: 5Sr

Lee Smith

School: Marshall
Position: TE
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-Conference honors last season after totaling 38/358/3. Junior numbers included 23/335. Began his college career Tennessee.
Positive: Large, powerful blocking tight end with NFL ability. Bends his knees, quickly gets his hands up and blocks with terrific fundamentals. Strong, easily turns defenders from the play and handles opposing defensive lineman. Blocks with a nasty attitude and always works to finish the play. Sturdy pass catcher that makes the difficult reception in a crowd. Nicely adjusts to the errant throw and possesses adequate hands.
Negative: Large lumbering tight end who lacks a quick release off the line and possesses minimal speed.
Analysis: Smith heads towards the draft at the top blocking tight end in the entire process. He's an adequate pass catcher though not effective more than a few yards off the line of scrimmage. He will be drafted solely as a number two tight end brought onto the field for his blocking skills. Smith may also get consideration as a developmental offensive tackle.

Height: 6-4.5
Weight: 258
40: 4.7
Year: 5Sr

Luke Stocker

School: Tennessee
Position: TE
Bio: Three-year starter who totaled 39/417/2 as a senior and 29/389/5 as a junior.
Positive: Big tight end with a complete game. Solid receiver who extends his hands, offers the quarterback a nice target, and adjusts to the pass. Looks the ball into his hands and is reliable catching the ball. Breaks down well, bends his knees as a blocker, and works his hands throughout the action. Good initial strength at the point of attack.
Negative: More of an intermediate range target and does not possess the speed to break downfield. Struggles finishing blocks.
Analysis: Stocker showed consistent improvement the past three seasons, and although he E(TM)s not a spectacular tight end, he is effective as both a receiver and blocker. He possesses the tools to develop into a solid number two at the position.

Height: 6-4.5
Weight: 246
40: 4.64
Year: 4Sr

Julius Thomas

School: Portland State
Position: TE
Bio: All-Conference selection as a senior, totaling 29/453/2. Four-year letter winner in basketball before walking onto the football team in 2010.
Positive: Developing tight end prospect with a great amount of upside potential. Quickly releases off the line, immediately gets to top speed and shows a burst getting into the secondary. Occasionally lined up in the slot or out on the flanks. Fluid changing direction, extends his hands, and nicely adjusts to the errant throw. Displayed improved hands throughout the season. Gives effort running routes and shows sharpness in his breaks. Blocks with solid fundamentals, bending his knees and getting leverage.
Negative: Lacks functional football strength and struggles to get movement run blocking or controlling defenders at the point of attack. Very raw in all aspects.
Analysis: Thomas played just one year of high school football before returning to the field for a successful campaign in 2010. He's a terrific athlete but a developmental player who's worth the time and effort. Thomas would be best as a move tight end that puts him in motion before leaving the line of scrimmage.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 260
40: 4.85
Year: 5Sr

Joe Torchia

School: Virginia
Position: TE
Bio: Played in four games as a senior, posting 9/113 before being sidelined with a shoulder injury. Started 11 games in 2009 and put up 15/150/2. Initially injured his shoulder as a sophomore, when he played in just seven games.
Positive: Fluid pass-catching tight end likely to be medically red flagged. Quick releasing off the line, extends his hands, and makes difficult catches. Adjusts well to the errant pass and works make himself an available target. Bends his knees and gives effort blocking.
Negative: Has marginal speed for a tight end and is not a downfield threat. Struggles finishing blocks.
Analysis: Torchia looked like a solid prospect after his junior season, but he was set back by the shoulder injury that shelved him most of last year. If he's able to pass medical tests and stay healthy, he could find a spot as a team E(TM)s third tight end.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 236
40: 4.81
Year: 4Sr

Ryan Travis

School: West Liberty State
Position: TE
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-American and all-Conference honors the past two-years. Senior totals included 126/1402/15 after 104/1258/14 the prior year.
Positive: Ultra-productive college receiver with marginal NFL skills. Tough, hustles around the field and works to make positive plays. Effectively adjusts to the errant throw and looks the ball in. Displays terrific focus and concentration. Consistently makes the reception away from his frame. Catches the ball in stride and steps up in key situations. Keeps plays inbounds trying to pick up positive yardage running after the reception. Cognizant, tough blocker.
Negative: Lacks classic tight end size. Marginal overall speed.
Analysis: Travis as been a terrific player the past two seasons but is a limited athlete with no true NFL position. He could be used as an H-back or possibly fullback in a West Coast offense.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 266
40: 4.83
Year: 4Sr

Martell Webb

School: Michigan
Position: TE
Bio: Infrequent starter the past two seasons, posting 5/67/1 as a senior after 4/44/1 during his junior campaign.
Positive: Nice-sized tight end with a solid overall game. Accelerates into blocks, bends his knees, and plays with tremendous leverage. Stays square, gets underneath defenders, and works blocks until the whistle blows. Adjusts to the errant pass and nicely makes catches in stride.
Negative: Rarely used as part of the offensive game plan. Unnecessarily lets the pass get inside at times. Marginal speed and not a downfield threat.
Analysis: Webb has displayed flashes of ability the past two seasons and warrants a spot on a practice squad with the hopes of developing him into a third tight end for the NFL.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 245
40: 4.59
Year: 4Sr

D.J. Williams

School: Arkansas
Position: TE
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors since his sophomore season and named an All-American in 2008. Senior totals included a team-leading 54/627/4. Had 32/441/3 as a junior and a career-high 58/699/3 as a sophomore.
Positive: Athletic pass-catching college tight end who lacks great measurables for the next level. Displays terrific focus and concentration, constantly finds the open space in the defense, and works hard to become an available target. Consistently extends his hands and makes the reception away from his frame. Keeps the play inbounds running after the catch to pick up positive yardage. Easily makes the reception in stride and adjusts to errant throws. Displays a burst of speed. Blocks with good lean, gets his hands into defenders, and gives effort. Flashes ability as a position blocker.
Negative: Lacks the size and strength to finish blocks. Lacks the height teams want in a starting tight end at the next level.
Analysis: Williams was a productive college tight end and is a high character prospect who is well thought of in scouting circles. Despite his lack of height, he possesses the physical skills to play at the next level and would be very good in a system that uses him as a move tight end or at the H-back position.

Height: 6-5
Weight: 260
40: 4.91
Year: 5Sr

Will Yeatman

School: Maryland
Position: TE
Bio: Notre Dame transfer who finished with 13/134/1 last season, the only year he played at Maryland.
Positive: King-sized tight end who does an outstanding job as a blocker. Blocks with leverage, is strong at the point, and turns defenders off the line. Effective receiver who extends to make catches away from his frame.
Negative: Looks a bit stiff and lacks agility. Doesn E(TM)t get off the line quickly and is a short-range target.
Analysis: Yeatman has the size and skill to make NFL roster as a third tight end used solely as a blocker.

Updated 2/26
RankRndNamePosYear
11stJadeveon Clowney
South Carolina
DE3Jr
21stJake Matthews
Texas A&M
T4Sr
31stAnthony Barr
UCLA
OLB4Sr
41stKhalil Mack
Buffalo
OLB5Sr
51stBlake Bortles
Central Florida
QB4Jr
61stTeddy Bridgewater
Louisville
QB3Jr
71stGreg Robinson
Auburn
T3So
81stSammy Watkins
Clemson
WR3Jr
91stTaylor Lewan
Michigan
T5Sr
101stC.J. Mosley
Alabama
OLB4Sr
111stMike Evans
Texas A&M
WR3So
121stKony Ealy
Missouri
DE4Jr
131stMarqise Lee
USC
WR3Jr
141stLouis Nix
Notre Dame
DT4Jr
151stJace Amaro
Texas Tech
TE3Jr
161stAaron Donald
Pittsburgh
DT4Sr
171stJustin Gilbert
Oklahoma State
CB4Sr
181stEric Ebron
North Carolina
TE4Jr
191stDarqueze Dennard
Michigan State
CB4Sr
201stCyrus Kouandjio
Alabama
T3Jr
211stDerek Carr
Fresno State
QB5Sr
221-2Zack Martin
Notre Dame
T5Sr
231-2Ra'Shede Hageman
Minnesota
DT5Sr
241stJohnny Manziel
Texas A&M
QB3So
251-2Jason Verrett
TCU
CB4Sr