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2013 Draft Prospect Notes: Tight Ends

Posted Apr 19, 2013

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. Here are their notes on the tight ends.

PROSPECT NOTES BY POSITION: QB | OL | RB | TE | WR

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.

* - indicates underclassman

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Rank Player School Ht. Wt. 40 Com
1 Tyler Eifert* Notre Dame 6-5 250 4.80 4.68
Notes: [Andy Hart] Fights for ball. Good speed. Doesn't always separate. Catches everything. [Erik Scalavino] Excellent hands; tough to beat in traffic; needs to work on blocking. [Paul Perillo] Great hands; Good speed; Good body control; Physical; Works well down the seams.

2 Zach Ertz* Stanford 6-5 249 4.79 4.76
Notes: [Andy Hart] Decent speed. Tracks ball well. Good body control. Willing blocker. [Erik Scalavino] Smooth in his routes, yet physical when needed; decent hands; blocking also needs work. [Paul Perillo] Good hands/athleticism; Great feet; Strong; Tough; Fast; Good pushon blocks; Good YAC.

3 Travis Kelce Cincinnati 6-5 260 4.68  
Notes: [Andy Hart] True TE. Solid route runner. RAC. Suspended all 2010. [Erik Scalavino] Good speed for his size; uses hands to catch; aggressive blocker; balanced player overall [Paul Perillo] Tough; Possesses big-play ability; Good YAC/ Good speed; Athletic.

4 Gavin Escobar* San Diego State 6-6 254 4.78 4.84
Notes: [Andy Hart] Tall. Lanky. Tracks ball well. Not quick. Willing blocker. [Erik Scalavino] Taller than Aaron Hernandez, but similar skills. [Paul Perillo] Good athlete; Good hands.

5 Dion Sims* Michigan State 6-5 285 4.76  
Notes: [Andy Hart] Injury history. Decent hands. Good blocker. Moves people. Relentless. [Erik Scalavino] Big body, but not sufficiently durable; not great in any one area. [Paul Perillo] Lumbering but bigger than most; Solid; Less dynamic.



THE REST:
Player School Ht. Wt. 40 Com
Vance McDonald Rice 6-4 262 4.83 4.69
Notes: [Andy Hart] Lined up wide a lot. Lots screens and quick plays. Good speed. Solid RAC. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] James Casey-type; Deceptive athlete; Moves well; Strong.

Jordan Reed* Florida 6-2 236 4.62 4.72
Notes: [Andy Hart] Shifty athlete. Comparisons to Hernandez. Not elite quickness or speed. Hands?. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Great athlete; Tough; Gets in space; Versatile; Willing blocker.

Ryan Otten San Jose State 6-5 230 4.78  
Notes: [Andy Hart] Skinny. Lined up mostly wide. Decent hands. Mnot fast or quick, but solid. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Good size; Good hands; Small frame; Deceptive strength.

Michael Williams Alabama 6-6 278 5.02  
Notes: [Andy Hart] Big blocker. 40 career starts. Lumbering receiver. Decent hands. Solid body control. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Manhandles defenders as blocker; Like a 3rd OT; Physical; Not fast but capable receiver.

Chris Gragg Arkansas 6-3 244 4.58 4.5
Notes: [Andy Hart] Former WR. Lot injuries. Good RAC. Avg. hands. Hernandez comps.. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Small; Good feet; Very athletic; Deep in seams/YAC.

Nick Kasa Colorado 6-6 269 4.76 4.71
Notes: [Andy Hart] Former DE/DT. 1 yr TE. Big. Not quick. Raw. Body catcher.. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Good hands/strength as blocker; Big play ability; Quick.

Joseph Fauria UCLA 6-7 259 4.82  
Notes: [Andy Hart] tracks ball well. Soft hands. Red zone weapon/specialist. Route Runner? [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Good feet; Good hands; Red zone target; Athletic; Uses hands well to fight for ball.

Mychal Rivera Tennessee 6-3 242 4.79 4.81
Notes: [Andy Hart] All around talent. Nothing special or terrible in his game. OK hands. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Great athlete; YAC; Bit of a body catcher; Interesting late-round guy.

Jack Doyle Western Kentucky 6-5 254 4.86  
Notes: [Andy Hart] Lanky. Stiff. Speed questions. AVG hands. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Smooth; Slender; Good hands; Productive; Good feet.

Jake Stoneburner Ohio State 6-3 252 4.78 4.65
Notes: [Andy Hart] AVG hands. Not quick. Block? WR type. Meyer compares to Hernandez. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Lumbering; Finds opening; Not a bad athlete.

Zach Sudfeld Nevada 6-6 253 4.76  
Notes: [Andy Hart] Lot injuries. Not fast or quick. Takes big hits. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Good blocker; Good hands; Seals edge well; Good feet.

Levine Toilolo* Stanford 6-7 265 4.86  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Philip Lutzenkirchen Auburn 6-3 255 4.82  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Lucas Reed New Mexico 6-6 249 4.78  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Ryan Griffin Connecticut 6-6 254 4.89  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Justice Cunningham South Carolina 6-4 264 4.86  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Chris Pantale Boston College 6-5 256 4.86  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Mike Ragone Kansas 6-4 255 4.83  
Notes: [Andy Hart] Insert Comments. [Erik Scalavino] Insert Comments. [Paul Perillo] Insert Comments.

D.C. Jefferson Rutgers 6-6 255 4.82  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.



PROSPECT NOTES BY POSITION: QB | OL | RB | TE | WR

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