2020 Guide: What Ourlads' Scouting Services said about BRYCEN HOPKINS: Purdue, 6037 245 4.68. Two-year starter, Nashville, TN. Really blossomed in his final year on campus. Earned first-team All Big 10 and All-America honors in addition to being named the conference’s Tight End of the Year in 2019 after being named honorable mention in 2018. He is a flex tight end who can be moved around pre-snap. Passes the initial eyeball test when lining up inline and in the backfield, but his ideal fit is split out where he can out-quick a linebacker and out-muscle a defensive back. Has production on all levels of the route tree but his hands aren’t consistent enough to be considered a big time threat in the passing game. Has the look of a second or third tight end who can be effective in specific portions of the playbook. Has good athleticism for the position when it comes to both straight line speed and short area quickness. Productive from multiple positions. Plays a smart, high-IQ game as a route runner and blocker. Understands what and how the defense works, will find the windows to exploit and angles to take advantage of. Excellent route runner with the shake and burst to create separation. Will break tackles after the catch with a hardnosed style and strong center of gravity. May not be able to add much more bulk to his frame. Lets too many balls hit the ground that he should bring in. Needs to show more urgency as a route runner. Will play too high which slows him down and takes away from already-low power game. 2019 stats: 61-830, 13.6 ypr, 7 TD. OSR:7/19. Fourth/fifth round. (A-32 1/8, H-10 1/8, VJ-33.5, SS-4.28).