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John Bates | 87

TE | Boise State | Washington Commanders
Ht: 6053 / 6' 05" | Wt: 259 | Upd: 01/26/2024

Vitals

Birth Date: 11/06/1997
Age: 26
Original Team: WAS
NFL Entry: 21 04 124
NFL Exp: 4
Depth Chart Key: 21/4
Team History: WAS

Player History

05/21 WAS D/C signed

Ourlads' Profile:

2021 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about JOHN BATES: Boise State, 6053 250 4.84. Three-year starter, Lebanon, OR. 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. Works to bend his knees. Has decent arm length for the position. Blocks with determination, toughness, and balance. Can change direction and redirect with natural body control. Stays square with the ability to shadow a rusher. Good initial quickness and movement off the ball whether blocking or getting into routes. No holdup on his release. He comes off hard every play. Controls his body well while running routes. Adjusts well to flight of the ball. Good ball reactions. Senior Bowl notes: Has plus-athleticism and a frame that will be able to add better weight once he is thrown into the pro weight room and cafeteria. He showed a good upfield burst and soft hands in traffic. The former state champion hurdler and javelin thrower has a raw but developing tool set. 2020 stats: 12-117, 9.6 ypr. Sixth/seventh round. (A-32 1/2, H-9 5/8, VJ-31.5, SS-4.35).