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2021 NFL Prospect Rankings: Tight Ends

Florida

Projected Round: 1

Ourlads' Snippet - Has elite speed and leaping ability for the position. He understands route running and displays receiver-type ball skills. Has all the tools to be an immediate force in the passing game and if his lack of inline presence can be shaded for the most part, he can be a big-time asset in any pro offense. A matchup nightmare that stems from his enormous catch radius, receiver-type ball skills, and elite athletic ability. Can run the entire route tree. Uses his body to box out defenders underneath and uses great extension to attack the ball. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Penn State

Projected Round: 2/3

Ourlads' Snippet - A blue-collar type player on the field with developed smarts and intelligence. Reads the field exceptionally well and combined with his short area quickness, he has all the makings of being a big time short and intermediate threat that can add production after the catch. Will do most of his damage near the end zone and on third and medium, two areas where the best offenses thrive. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Miami

Projected Round: 2/3

Ourlads' Snippet - A dangerous player who adds multiple dimensions to a passing game. Explosive from a standstill whether he has the ball or not. Quick from point A to point B. Puts a defender on his heels with his abrupt speed and shows the ability to stop and cut on a dime. A menace after the catch that picks up a lot of yards with tenacity and athletic ability. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Notre Dame

Projected Round: 3/4

Ourlads' Snippet - A good athlete, most notably in the five-to-ten- yard window, that plays the game with a lot of hustle and grit. He is a factor as a blocker because of that effort, but he also creates good pop on contact. His route running and burst give him a high upside when it comes to getting open underneath and intermediate. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Boston College

Projected Round: 4/5

Ourlads' Snippet - He is a tall, long, and athletic pass catcher who was the security blanket for the Boston College passing game. Quick to get his head around and will show his numbers to the passer, making him an inviting and reliable target. Excels with straight line movement. Effort and reach are there as a blocker. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Mississippi

Projected Round: 4/5

Ourlads' Snippet - Averaged 19.4 yards per catch in the SEC, nearly an unheard-of number from the position. He did play a lot of traditional inline tight end and was asked to block often. A natural when attacking the ball with a wide catch radius. Good build up speed through the seam that can quickly get past the second level of the defense. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Michigan

Projected Round: 5/6

Ourlads' Snippet - Has all the tools and skills necessary to be a factor for an offense that has traditional tight end usage. Has tremendous hands as a blocker, he can catch the ball and make things happen via physical nature, and he plays fast enough as a route runner. He won’t jump off the screen but there are very few holes in his game. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Virginia

Projected Round: 5/6

Ourlads' Snippet - Has a thick and long frame with plenty of functional straight-line speed and burst. He can pose a weapon in the end zone, as he shows the understanding of how to find space and box out defenders. Has lateral quickness and overall short area athleticism. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Georgia

Projected Round: 5/6

Ourlads' Snippet - An effective space-blocker that can be moved around pre-snap. A comfortable pass catcher, one that can get to balls away from his body naturally. Plays a pro’s game that can be used on every down with the upside of being a solid number two tight end at the next level. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Ohio State

Projected Round: 6/7

Ourlads' Snippet - Farrell is a classic Y-tight end who has the potential to be a very solid inline blocker. His mechanics are consistent, and he has the frame to overpower defenders once he enhances his strength to pro caliber. Has a pro-body with the length and overall thickness to factor as a blocker. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

North Carolina St

Projected Round: 6/7

Ourlads' Snippet - An interesting athlete with an intriguing skill set as a pass catcher. His hands are natural and soft, capable of plucking the ball out of the air with easy coordination. His foot speed and balance stand out when considering his height, as most players at that size struggle to move in and out of traffic efficiently. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

12. Noah Gray
Duke

Projected Round: 6/7

Ourlads' Snippet - He is a technically proficient, throwback player who does a lot of the little things right to help him exceed the sum of his parts. Quick enough and has shown soft hands and toughness in traffic to pose as a threat underneath and intermediate. If a team wants a number two tight end that can also play some fullback, Gray is the guy. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Boise State

Projected Round: 6/7

Ourlads' Snippet - A true Y-tight end who brings blocking to the table as well as soft hands to catch the ball. Good open field instincts. Has some stop and go quickness. Wall off stick and stay type blocker. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Kansas State

Projected Round: 6/7

Ourlads' Snippet - A quick footed, underrated athlete that has a feisty way about him. He excels at finding the windows in coverage, comes to the pass hard, and will create after the catch. Can be a very quarterback-friendly target. Won’t factor much in the trenches, but his effort is there, and he does block well at the second level. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

SMU

Projected Round: 6/7

Ourlads' Snippet - A good athlete with above average leaping ability. Natural hands that can pluck and snatch a ball away from a defender. Gets separation with quickness and guile. Has the body and playing style of an H-back. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Bowling Green

Projected Round: 6/7

Ourlads' Snippet - Plays through injuries, he puts himself on the line when attacking the ball, and he will make tough catches in traffic. He should be able to fit into a number two or three tight end role and offer an extra, accessory- type element to a passing game. A natural receiver with soft hands and easy looking ball skills. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Iowa

Projected Round: 7/PFA

Ourlads' Snippet - An untapped and athletic talent who will bring another weapon to a ball club that is looking for a position mismatch. Has the length and leaping ability to go over the top of safeties to make a play. Highly competitive. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Iowa State

Projected Round: 7/PFA

Ourlads' Snippet - May be the best blocking tight end in this draft. Some ball clubs may look to move him to offensive tackle. An imposing figure and matchup running down the seam. Plays with a solid base as a run blocker. Stays on his feet and is not afraid to initiate contact. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

BYU

Projected Round: 7/PFA

Ourlads' Snippet - Has noticeably soft and easy hands capable of bringing the ball in from all angles. Has snappy reactions to the pass and will be a reliable traffic-threat. Can quickly swipe his hands late in any direction and come up with the ball. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Nebraska

Projected Round: 7/PFA

Ourlads' Snippet - Stoll has the body type and playing style of a Y-tight end but he has twitch and strength which will create power on contact. Combined with his aggressive mindset, he has the long term upside of being a quality and versatile backup. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

21. Pro Wells
TCU

Projected Round: 7/PFA

Ourlads' Snippet - Has a natural receiving ability with soft hands and a basketball player’s movement skills in traffic. High-level ball skills with a huge catch radius. Has long arms capable of getting to balls away from his body. Natural twists and turns to the ball in mid-air. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Central Missouri

Projected Round: PFA


Alabama

Projected Round: PFA


Stanford

Projected Round: PFA


Oregon

Projected Round: PFA


Alabama

Projected Round: PFA


Louisiana-Monroe

Projected Round: PFA


Arkansas-Monticello

Projected Round: PFA


TCU

Projected Round: PFA


Shaw

Projected Round: PFA


Arkansas State

Projected Round: Camp