The Seam. Part VI.
wouldn't Draft Andrews. But I wouldn't take him until the 3rd Round. He will likely go in the
is going to take him in the 2nd Round. He isn't a good blocker, and was
more of a 3rd receiver.
He is not as good a blocker as Gesicki, who
some wrongly say can't block. But Andrews lack of blocking seemed to be
does a good job getting open on the 2nd level. "He’s a vital part and key to our success," Mayfield said. "Mark’s just such a great talent, and, leadership-wise, he doesn’t care how many catches he gets. He’s going to give it his all. He wants to win. I love that. He’s a guy that we need to keep getting the ball in his hands." I
think his hands are a little inconsistent.
He is a good blocker on the third level on the WR screen. Catches it short well, but is not going to get a lot of yards afterwards. I don't think he is a Day Two prospect, but someone will take him Day Two. He will drop the tough one that he has to reach out for sometimes.
He misses blocks outside on WR screens. Lines up in the slot a lot and drops the ball.
NOTES: OU's all-time leader in receiving yards by a tight end (1,713) ... also ranks
sixth overall in career TD receptions (20), tied for 10th in career 100-yard games (3), 11th in career receiving yards and 17th (third among TEs) with 108 career receptions ... 22 of his 108 catches (20.4 percent) have resulted in
He was listed as a WR this
season for Oklahoma. He was listed as a TE and a WR in earlier seasons. He has
TE size, but is nifty enough with his feet to make guys miss on a WR screen. He is a bit
of a gadget player, who could help an O-Coordinator do a lot of things. He
won the Mackey as the top tight end.
Nice route runner. He get open in pattern and catches through contact. He runs a nice route down the Seam, and can leap up and grab the ball way ahead of him and pull it in.
Nice job getting open over the middle on the 2nd level. Excellent running Ins.
He has some interesting versatility.
gets off the line like a WR. Terrific release. Position blocker than
doesn't really fight to sustain blocks. He can wall off and control DBs on
2nd level, but bigger guys dismiss him like he is in kindergarten. He shows
some speed in the open field. He will lower his shoulder on the second and
third levels for extra yards.
Junior who was one of the nation's top tight ends... named first team All-SEC by both the Associated Press and by the league's 14 coaches... was a semifinalist for both the Mackey Award, which recognizes the nation's best tight end, and the Burlsworth Trophy, which recognizes the nation's top walk-on... named 2017 preseason first-team All-SEC by the league's coaches and Athlon, and was a second-team selection by the media... named a midseason first-team All-SEC pick by The Athletic... was the team's second-leading receiver with 44 catches for 559 yards... ranked seventh nationally among tight ends in receiving yards and tied for 10th in receptions... also rushed nine times for 30 yards... had two receiving touchdowns and one rushing TD... caught three passes for a team-high 69 yards and a score and also had a rushing TD at Missouri.
He gets open naturally in pattern. Rarely blocked at OK. He was more of a slot guy than TE. You could say he was an H-Back at best. Which not a negative anymore. I'm not his biggest fan. Inconsistent hands bothered me. But the size speed ratio is going to entice a lot of teams. A 4.56 is a 1st Round number for a
TE, but even his Forties were inconsistent (4.74 on second Forty)
He has the talent, and can catch the ball all over the field. He was not known for blocking at OK. Nice job
staying in balance on blocks. One drop in 1st gauntlet (off bad throw). No drop in 2nd gauntlet. He showed no inconsistency in Gantlet.
In fact, he showed nice smooth hands. Nice outside release. Good hands over the middle. He has gotten bigger the past couple year. He officially ran a 4.67. Turns back to the ball nicely in pattern. He can track the deep ball, and catch it naturally.
He is a good blocker on the third level on the WR screen. Catches it short well, but is not going to get a lot of yards afterwards. He will drop the tough one that he has to reach out for sometimes. I don’t get it with this guy. He misses block outside on WR screens. Lines up in the slot a lot.
Nice hands. He catches the ball naturally. He can extend his arms away
from his body and catch it easy. He can sang the wobbly bobbley ball
thrown to the back of the endzone. Knows how to sink into a hole in the
zone. He is an H-back/Slot-WR. He is not going to move an LB back off the
line in any blocking scheme. He will get position, and grab some shirt of
the similar sized defender. He did not look as fast against Georgia.
was really more of a Slot guy, like Gesicki, than a TE. He is not as good
a blocker as Gesicki (:01). Struggled to block on the 2nd level (:12). I
do like how he runs Seam patterns. He curled the Out, but had plenty of
space to run into (:18). Struggled to find the hole in the zone
to sit in (:25). That is just terrible instincts.
made a nice block on that weird fake screen thing (:33). Nice
pattern, and a nice catch over his head. But like everything with him it
just irks me that he didn't fight or reach out for the 1st (:39). Great
block on the second level. He got great position, grabbed short, and kept
his feet moving as he drove the safety back (:48). Terrific job
getting outside on the block, on the bubble screen (:56). He
looked a little slow getting out there, but his timing was perfect. He
sealed the DB easily for his to WR slash past.
hate the OK offense (1:04).
He had three choices, and missed the one he choose (1:09).
Nice pattern, but he can struggle to get open in pattern. Even when he
jams the DB with his outside arm (1:20).
Nice position blocker with the jam with his inside arm. But where's the pivot
and punch to stop the smaller guy in his tracks (1:26).
the hell is he doing (1:37)?
He finally runs a nice pattern to get open (1:43).
He runs outside the LB, and curls outside into space for the easy
reception. He does have soft hands.
inside out out fake to get some space going down the Seam. Then he gets in
a nice block on the 3rd level (1:47).
He takes his eyes off his blocking target to look back at the RB. Or, he
could block through the whistle (2:00). Good
block (2:04). Excellent
out route (2:09). He
gets good positon. Shimmy-shimmy-shakes his feet, and then makes a great
break outside to get wide open in pattern.
does have a knack for getting good position. But he does that odd one arm
thing, instead of a real TE block. He has a lot of work to do on his
blocking to be called a TE (2:15). He
ran a good pattern over the middle, but couldn't catch it through contact
(2:22). Average blocker on the 3rd level. It could have been good, but
he never grabbed shirt (2:28).
Nice seam pattern (2:36).
I like how he angled down the Seam, and then broke inside.
block on the 2nd level. But why is he always blocking DBs, and not DLs, or
even LBs. I don't like the way he blocks at all (2:41). That
was a nice pattern. He ran past the LB, and broke outside so open I could
have thrown it to him, and he dropped it (2:48). Missed
that odd block again (3:00). He
makes me crazy. He is the most inconsistent guy in this Draft. He never
seems to do the same thing twice (3:05). Bad play. Then he runs
a great inside out pattern for a 1st and Goal inside the 10.
seal block, only it was a run inside (3:10). Best block of the
game. He found the safety in space. Gave him a great heavy hit. Then
grabbed his shirt and held on (3:15). He ran a great pattern. He
got past the DB, and then curled a little, instead of a sharp break
outside, to get wide open (3:20). Lazy position block (3:26). Oh
look! An actual rep at tight end (3:32). He had a good burst off the
line, but got double to death. But the RB scored.
block on the backside (3:40). He runs that nice angle route to
get open (3:45). Good block on he 2nd level in space, on the
little guy (3:52). He got good position, and then didn't use it (3:59).
Yeah, I don't get it.
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2017 Team Captain
2017 First-Team All-SEC (AP and Coaches)
2017 Mackey Award Semifinalist
2017 Burlsworth Trophy Semifinalist
2017 Strength & Conditioning Award
2017 Unselfish Teammate Award
2017 Tenacity Award
2017 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
2017 Outstanding Student-Athlete Representative
2016 Team Captain
2016 Co-Strength & Conditioning Award
2016 Co-Tenacity Award - Offense
2016 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
15-16 First Year SEC Honor Roll
2017: Junior who was one of the nation's top tight ends... named first team All-SEC by both the Associated Press and by the league's 14 coaches... was a semifinalist for both the Mackey Award, which recognizes the nation's best tight end, and the Burlsworth Trophy, which recognizes the nation's top walk-on... named 2017 preseason first-team All-SEC by the league's coaches and Athlon, and was a second-team selection by the media... named a midseason first-team All-SEC pick by The Athletic... was the team's second-leading receiver with 44 catches for 559 yards... ranked seventh nationally among tight ends in receiving yards and tied for 10th in receptions... also rushed nine times for 30 yards... had two receiving touchdowns and one rushing TD... caught three passes for a team-high 69 yards and a score and also had a rushing TD at Missouri... logged six receptions for 76 yards at Texas A&M... went over the 1,000-yard receiving mark against Arkansas when he caught two passes for 76 yards, including a career-long 62-yard reception... broke the school record for receptions by a tight end in the Vanderbilt win, surpassing Danny Smith's 78 catches from 1984-87... set a career-high with 93 receiving yards on seven catches at Georgia, earning John Mackey National Tight End of the Week accolades... caught five passes for 59 yards against Florida, and also forced a fumble, keeping the Gators from a score... owns the school record for a tight end and ranks 17th overall with 100 catches... ranks second among tight ends for career receiving yards with 1,281, behind only Danny Smith's mark of 1,336... named a permanent team captain for the second-straight season... given the Strength & Conditioning Award, the Unselfish Teammate Aard for the offense, and the Tenacity Award for the offense... named the Dr. Harris Pastides Outstanding Student-Athlete Representative at the 2017 Garnet & Black spring game... a former professional baseball player who came to South Carolina as a walk-on... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll... invited to the NFL Combine.
2016: Sophomore tight end... named one of four permanent team captains... set Carolina's single-season record for catches by a tight end with 48... the previous mark was 38, set by Doug Hamrick in 1970... was the first Carolina tight end to catch 30 passes since Weslye Saunders in 2009... also broke Danny Smith's school record for receiving yards by a tight end (576 in 1987) with 616... ranked among the nation's top dozen tight ends in both receptions and yards receiving... had at least five receptions in five games and at least 80 receiving yards in four contests... logged a career-best eight catches for 68 yards against Mississippi State... caught two passes for 43 yards in the East Carolina win... came up with a season-high 36-yard reception to set up South Carolina's crucial field goal in the fourth quarter against the Pirates... led all players with seven catches for 84 yards at Kentucky, including a 30-yard reception to set up Carolina's touchdown... caught five passes for a career-high 90 yards against Texas A&M... also threw one pass on a trick play against the Aggies, finding A.J. Turner for a nine-yard reception... led all players with six catches for 86 yards in the Georgia game... also served as the Gamecocks' punt returner against Georgia, becoming the biggest punt returner in Division I football in recent memory... caught three passes for a team-high 63 yards at Florida, including a career-long 47-yarder, when he matched a Carolina single-season record for tight ends... caught one pass for 15 yards and completed one pass on a trick play, which went for 12 yards, in the Western Carolina victory... caught three passes for 26 yards and carried the ball twice for nine yards at Clemson... hauled in six passes for 86 yards in the Birmingham Bowl against USF, including his first career points... hauled in a 25-yard touchdown reception for Carolina's first score of the contest and tallied a two-point conversion to tie the game late in regulation... shared the Strength & Conditioning Award with Cory Helms as selected by the coaches... shared the Tenacity Award for the offense with Zack Bailey as selected by the players... nominated for the Burlsworth Trophy... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll... placed on scholarship in the spring.
2015: Former professional baseball player who played in the Pittsburgh Pirates' organization before walking on to the Carolina football team in the summer of 2015... played in all 12 games, making one start... caught eight passes for 106 yards... played at tight end and on special teams early in the season... moved to wide receiver after the UCF game... caught his first pass, a nine-yard reception, at LSU... hauled in a career-long 47-yard reception at Texas A&M... made his first career start and responded with a pair of catches for 12 yards against Florida... had two catches versus The Citadel... named to the 2015-16 First-Year SEC Honor Roll.
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