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Giovanni Ricci | 45

TE/FB | Western Michigan | Carolina Panthers
Ht: 6031 / 6' 03" | Wt: 240 | Upd: 02/03/2023


Birth Date: 10/16/1996
Age: 26
Original Team: CAR FA
NFL Entry: 20 CFA
NFL Exp: 3
Depth Chart Key: CF20
Team History: CAR

Player History

04/20 CAR FA
09/20 CAR waived
09/20 CAR P/SQ 1-17
01/21 CAR FA for 21
01/22 CAR FA for 22

Ourlads' Profile:

2020 Guide: What Ourlads' Scouting Services said about GIOVANNI RICCI: Western Michigan, 6031 234 4.65. Three-year starter, Loveland, OH. Made the transition from wide receiver to tight end in 2018. A third-team All MAC selection in 2018, first-team in 2019. Still developing his frame into pro tight end-caliber. There is enough toughness and grit in his game to work with if a team can find a way to move him around pre-snap. He is a versatile athlete and quality pass catcher who can line up in the backfield, split out wide, or into an H-Back type spot. At the end of the day, he can be a weapon in the passing game for a creative mind. Twitchy and balanced mover off the line and into his routes. Very easy movement in and out of his breaks with a quick first step after he turns his hips. Comes to the ball with hands up and ready. Will bring in everything that is near his radius. Competitive and tough both after the catch and in the trenches. Will run through arm tackles and get away from linebackers. Feisty blocker with active hands and feet. Undersized for the position. Doesn’t get movement off the ball against defensive ends. Will get stood up and has a hard time locking on. Shrine Bowl participant. 2019 stats: 51-642, 12.6 ypr, 8 TD. Not invited to Combine. Seventh round/PFA. (A-31 7/8, H-9 1/8, VJ-DNP, SS-DNP).