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Pats Combine: Part II TE.
know you'll find this shocking! But the Pats will be drafting a tight end
early. Gronk is contemplating retirement every off season, yikes! Brad
Allen can't catch and Develin ain't getting any younger either. There is a
lot to choose from in this Draft. If Irv Smith is still on the Board I
think they stink and pick. If Fant is still somehow on the Board they
definitely stick and pick, and could even burn one of their 2nd or 3rds to
go up and get him.
worry that there will be too many guys they still like at 32. Which means
they they will trade down again... but will still pick up three of the
guys they need in the 2nd. It is so painful to watch. But what if Fant and
Irv are still on the Board, and Deebo, AJ Brown and N'Keal Harry are still
on the Board. Along with Edge guys like Polite (who is said to be not so
polite), Zack Allen who some see as a 3-Tech (which is just not good for
an Edge guy;), or the two small school guys Jaylon Ferguson or Oshane
Ximines (who reminds me of Derek Rivers)?
mean, they kind-ah have to trade down, and maybe pick up a 1st or 2nd in
next years Draft. And could still come away with Irv, Deebo, and one of
the Edge guys they like. It would be painful to watch, but that is how
Champions are built. They not only get extra value for every pick, they
pick up guys with the extra late picks. Just look at last years Draft,
where they kept trading down and picking up extra picks in this year's
got impact players on Day three (Bentley, and Sam, who I had rated higher)
all the way through to the 7th (Crossen), and the Undrafted Corner JC
Jackson (who became the starter). That is why they have so many picks in
this years Draft. Pats fans whined like ignorant babies about last year
Draft. But they dominated the NFL in a Draft that they didn't really
like last year, and there is a ton more talent in this years Draft.
6-6 1/4, 262, (U) 4.96- 4.98, Missouri, Day-3- A 4.9 is a terrible
number for him. He is going to have to prove it blocking. He needs to be a
3rd OT. He is a well-built blocking tight end. Great thick body. He is a
Day Three developmental guy, who is more a size-speed athlete than a great
6-2 1/2, 250, (U) 4.76-4.77, Texas St, Day-3- Nice job cutting
over the middle to catch the ball late (7th/UFA)- He is a long strider. He
bores DBs out of their coverage. He is seen as an H-back. 4.9 is a bad
number for him. He can lose sight of the ball on the sideline. Nice job
rolling hips to strike in blocking. Nice hands in Gauntlet, he didn’t
have a drop. I liked the way he caught the ball. Nice catcher deep down
the sideline. He can run the Wheel route.
6-6.1, 249, (U) 4.51-4.55, 6.81 3-Cone! 4.22 SS! 10'7" Broad, Iowa,
Day-1- Nice job rolling hips
to strike in blocking. He can strike. One drop in second gantlet. Great
job reaching out and almost diving for the fast ball way away. He will
lose concentration on the easy ones sometimes and drop it. A 6.81 3-Cone
is a reason for the Pats to trade up for him if he reaches the 20s. He
measured out as the the top TE athlete at the Combine.
my guy. I love how he runs patterns. He gets open in pattern. Which is one
of the top things for me. He gets separation in pattern and sinks into the
holes in the zone. He can go and get the ball. He has that knack for
scoring. Great Redzone threat that Iowa did not take enough advantage of.
His speed put him easily in the 1st. Just easy hands with the fast ball
way out in front of him.
runs by DBs like they are stuck in butter. LBs can’t turn and keep up
with his speed. He can change a game with just his speed down the seam. He
opens things up for his teammates underneath. The Iowa slot guys should
send him some steaks if they get Drafted. Great job reaching out of bounds
and holding onto the ball. Needs to get second foot down, it is not
6-8, 265, (U) 4.92 4.91, Michigan, Day-3-
Another third OT. He is a former QB who out grew the position. He knows
offenses. He knows how to run patterns for his QB. He has to learn to play
the position better. He has to learn to block better. Gets too high. He is
a size/potential pick. Rare size athlete who has to learn the position
better. He should have stayed in school. Nice job rolling hips to strike
in blocking. Some stiffness in blocking. 2 drops in 2nd Gantlet. Nice
hands catcher on Wheel route.
Daniel Helm- 6-4 1/4, 249, (U) 4.9 4.98, Duke- Day-3- Covered
punts. He will stick his nose into things. He could be a good Day Three TE
who makes the team on special teams. He is going to gain weight and become
a better and better blocker. A team that Picks Daniel Jones could do worse
things to him than picking up his TE late on Day Three, to help the young
QB transition to the NFL. He can double clutch the pass behind him, and
bring it in.
T.J. Hockenson- 6-4 3/4, 251, (U) 4.71 4.75,, Iowa, Day-1– Great
prospect. Top ten pick. Great flash Tape. He had three or four of the
greatest highlight plays this season. He has great natural hands but has
to trust them. He doesn’t fight the ball at all. He catches it
instinctively without having to watch it into his hands. Which really
helps him after the catch.
is also much better after the catch than you’d think. He shows shocking
athleticism sometimes, but not consistently. He is spectacular but more
like a box of chocolate, you never what your gonna get (that’s right I
went Forest Gump on your ass, deal with it;). He will be the first tight
gets open down the seam. They will line him up in the Slot to block. He
can catch it on the 3rd level, moving outside to his right. Very
right-handed receiver. Nice catcher going to his right towards the
sideline. Great drive blocker, great striker. Nice hands in Gauntlet, he
didn’t have a drop in 2nd Gantlet. Easy hands over the middle.
6-4, 254, Ole Miss, Day-3– He had a drop in 2nd gantlet. Nice
job catching the low one over the middle. Nice catcher on wheel route. He
should be a Day Three H-back. He didn't impress me at the Combine.
6-4, 249, (U) 4.71, 4.73, 10' Broad, 36" Vert, Notre Dame, Day-3–
I like this kid. He has that knack for getting open. He doesn’t have
great speed in pattern. When teams want they can shut him down. He seemed
to run faster getting to blocks. He does not play to his speed. But if you
throw it to him he catches it. 4.7 seemed about right. Inconsistent.
think he could be a better pro than college dude. Serious option for Pats
on Day Three if Fant, Hockenson, or Irv don’t drop to them in the 1st. I
like his hands on the sideline. Nice job rolling hips to strike in
blocking. He didn’t have a drop in 1st Gantlet. But he had two drops in
2nd gantlet. Easy catcher over the middle. He can make the adjustment to
the ball in the air.
Foster Moreau- 6-4.1, 253, (U) 4.66 4.7, 4.11 SS, 10'1" Broad,
36.5" Vert, LSU, Day-2, maybe– Plays special teams. Tough
blocker. Good player. Better athlete than you think. Played at LSU where
they get the best athletes in the world. Great physical blocker in run.
4.6 is a great number for him. It is a Day Two number for him. With his
blocking and speed in pattern it could make him a good pro.
covered punts. He is a Day Three guy with Day Two speed, who could stick
on special teams and develop into a valuable player. Long strider. He wore
18, which is reserved for the most inspirational player on the LSU team.
That is a big team and leader number at LSU. He tested much better than
has easy hands. Nice job rolling his hips to strike in blocking. Nice
hands in Gauntlet, he didn’t have a drop in first Gantlet. He didn’t
have a drop 2nd Gantlet. Nice low-ball catcher over the middle . Nice
adjustment to ball in the air. Looks like he could be a better catcher in
the NFL than in college. If Irv is not on the Board at 32, the Pats might
go to the Island of Doctor Moreau at 97 or 101?
6-3.2, 244, (U) 4.92 4.99, Georgia, Day Three– I like this
player. Good blocker. Nice receiver catching it naturally. He has
everything you want in a TE except speed. 4.9 seemed about right. He is
not fast in pattern, but good at sinking into holes in the coverage. He is
a Day Three Option for the Pats. If Hollister made the team for three
years, the Pats could use a Day Three pick on him.
has everything you want except speed. He better start practicing covering
kicks, like right now. Great hands on the sideline. Nice hands in the
Gauntlet, he didn’t have a drop. Easy natural hands. He didn’t have a
drop in the 2nd gantlet. Easy hands over the middle. He can make the deep
one look easy. Short arms.
6-4.5, 249, (U) 4.64- 4.71, San Jose State, early Day-3– Small
school guy who a lot of people like. He ran a good time at the Combine. He
could go earlier than you think. I think he is a Day Three guy, but a team
could jump on him at the end of Day Two. Smooth hands on the sideline
catching it and getting his feet down.
drop in 1st gantlet but it was a high hard one. He didn’t have a drop in
2nd. Had a fumbled catch in the 2nd gantlet, but pulled it in and caught
the next one. He can make the tough adjustment. He can catch the ball
thrown on the wrong shoulder at full speed, with one hand. He just went up
a round at the combine. Solid 3rd or 4th Round TE.
6-4 3/4, 255, (U) 4.73 4.76, Utah State, Day-3– Good athlete,
but not the best speed. When he gets open down the seam he catches it. He
can get open in pattern. Nice job running after the catch. When he catches
it in the Redzone he finds a way to score. I thought he’d be faster, but
4.7 is not a bad number for a TE.
nice hands on the sideline. Nice job rolling hips to strike in blocking.
Gets good leverage in blocking. Nice hands in Gauntlet, he didn’t have a
drop in 1st. Terrific hands, he didn’t have a drop in 2nd. Doesn’t
always make a great play on the ball.
6-4 3/4, 255, (U) 4.74 4.72, Washington, Day-3– He was great at
the Senior Bowl. He looked faster than Sweeney at the Senior Bowl. He was
better in pattern and caught everything. I thought it was the opposite
during the season. Excellent blocker. He looked like a better receiver
this off season than I saw at Washington.
like when guys improve their Forty on second run. It shows they are in
great shape. Very nice hands on the sideline. Nice hands in Gauntlet, he
didn’t have a drop in 1st. But had one drop in 2nd. Smooth and easy
6-2.3, 242, (U) 4.64 4.71, Alabama, Late 1st or Early 2nd– He
was great in the playoffs, in both games. He showed every kind of block
you want to see from a TE in those two games. He really dominated in the
run game. He got open in pattern better in those two games. He measured
out two inches shorter than expect. That makes him more of an H-back. He
will be the third TE taken, and should drop right into the Pats range.
in the 4.6’s was a 1st Round number for him. 6-2 and change is a 2nd
Round number for him. So late 1st early 2nd? Great hands on the sideline.
Great feet. He can catch the high one away and stop his feet on the green.
Needs more strike, but he can drive block the D-back. Nice hands in
Gauntlet, he didn’t have a drop.
his hands. Easy catching away from his body. He didn’t have a drop 2nd
gantlet. Hurt his ankle at the Combine. He can dive out and snag the ball
that is well over thrown. Great job staying focused on the ball when he
trips and can pull it in as he stumbles and falls. He did not test like
the athlete on Tape in drills (7.32 3-Cone and 4,33 SS).
6, 2, (U) 4.94 4.93, Stanford, 3rd/Day-3– Great blocker. You can
see him make every kind of block you want on tape. He looked like an easy
Day Two TE on Tape. But he tested like a Day Three TE. I like when guys
improve their Forty on second run. It shows they are in great shape. A 4.9
might be a Day Three number for him. He is good enough on Tape to sneak
into the end of the 3rd Round.
will struggle with the fast balls on the sideline sometimes. Easy deep
ball catcher. One drop in both Gantlets. Easy catcher over the middle. He
can reach way out in front of him and snag it. He played faster than his
Forty. He will get a chance to get his Forty closer to 4.7 on his Proday.
He might be the Pats choice at 97 or 101 if Irv is gone by Pick 32.
6-4, 251, (U) 4.76 4.78, Texas A&M, Day-3 – JuCo kid. He
joined the team, and was named as off season MVP. The first time for a TE
at A&M. Nice job on the sideline. I need to watch more Tape of him. He
should be a Day Two guy. But rumors of attitude problem might hurt him.
Not a great blocker. He doesn't catch through contact well, and generally
doesn't seem to like contact.
has some strike in his hands. Good hands. He didn't have a drop in 1st
Gantlet, but weaved away from the QB on every throw, cheating the drill.
He didn't turn the right way in 2nd Gantlet. Nice hands in Gauntlet, he
didn’t have a drop 2nd Gantlet, but cheated as well. A little slow out
of inside break, but he can catch the low fast ball. He got knocked back
by big DLs too much.
6-4, 251, (U) 4.84 4.86, (O) 4.83, BC, Day-2– Great job catching
the high one on the sidelines. He looked more athletic at the Combine than
at the SB, which is a rarity. When he runs under the throw, he makes the
catch and looks like an NFL player. Nice job rolling hips to strike in
blocking. Nice pop in his hands in blocking drills.
hands in Gauntlet, he didn’t have a drop in 1st Gantlet. He didn’t
have a drop.2nd Gantlet. Nice job catching he ball behind him. Nice
outside release. He can catch the one a little short and inside. Catches
the wheel easy. A 4.8 could allow him to slide into Day Two (at pick
6-5, 252, (U) 4.69 4.67, 10-2 Broad, 36.5" Vert, 7.21 3-C, 4,25 SS,
San Diego State, Day-2– Small school wunderkind. He can really
move. I like when guys improve their Forty on second run. It shows they
are in great shape. Great catcher on the sideline. Don’t know a lot
about him, but he could go earlier than expected. His hands work well deep
finish in blocks. Needs more strike in hands. Good job driving blocker
after. Nice hands in Gauntlet, he didn’t have a drop. Great natural
hands, he didn’t need to look every ball into his hands. He didn’t
have a drop in 2nd Gantlet. Not the best reaching out for the pass. A 4.6
is a great number for him. That is a Day Two number for him. He cold slip
into the late 3rd. Not a lot of speed in this years TEs.
6-3, 267, (U) 4.89 4.95, West Virginia, Day-3– Nice job catching
the ball away from his body on the sideline and getting his feet down. He
can snag the deep ball. Nice job rolling hips to strike in blocking. Nice
hands in 1st Gauntlet, he didn’t have a drop. He strikes me as a guy the
pats Pick up late on Day Three that no one really notices, and he ends up
backing up Gronk and Develin, and develops into a valuable piece down the
easy hands. Nice hands in Gauntlet, he didn’t have a drop 2nd gantlet.
Great job catching the ball behind him. He looked so much better as a TE
than a FB at Combine. Easy catcher over the middle. Great job catching the
ball over his head on the Wheel.
6-4 240, (U) 4.5 4.58, UCLA, Late Day-2– He was an add on at the
Senior Bowl, and played very well. Great Seam runner. He really showed he
belonged at SB. He had a bunch of catches at UCLA. Terrific H-back
prospect. He and Irv are the two best move TEs in this Draft. He had a
great off season.
could sneak into the end of Day Three. He has moved up a Round or Two
between the SB and his speed at Combine. Nice striker. Nice job rolling
hips to strike in blocking. Nice hands in Gauntlet, he didn’t have a
drop in 1st Gantlet. One drop in 2nd Gantlet. He can catch the low and
away ball over the middle. Easy catcher on wheel route.
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