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Austin Hooper | 81

TE | Stanford | New England Patriots
Ht: 6036 / 6' 04" | Wt: 254 | Upd: 06/03/2024


Birth Date: 10/29/1994
Age: 29
Original Team: ATL
NFL Entry: 16 03 081
NFL Exp: 9
Depth Chart Key: U/LV
Team History: ATL CLE TEN LV NE

Player History

05/16 ATL D/C signed
03/20 ATL UFA
03/20 CLE UFA signed
12/21 CLE Covid-19
12/21 CLE activated 15
03/22 CLE T V V/CC
03/22 TEN CC signed
03/23 TEN UFA
03/23 LV UFA signed
03/24 LV UFA
03/24 NE UFA signed

Ourlads' Profile:

2016 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about AUSTIN HOOPER: Stanford, 6036 254 4.71. Two-year starter from San Ramon, CA. One of many Cardinal weapons that helped move the chains in the pro power offensive scheme. Has the speed to threaten the seams. A good athlete who is more receiver than blocker at this point in his career. A stocky build with long arms and big hands for the position. Especially effective receiver on underneath and crossing routes. Will move out to split end on the goal-line to get a mismatch with cornerbacks. Used on tight end screens. Good field awareness to find the cavities in a zone defense. Has a flexible and powerful lower body to position and wall off a defensive end. Plays low out of a three-point stance to come off the ball quicker and slip to the second level to screen off safeties and linebacker pursuit. Will line up as a wingback to motion and kick out run support. Gets across the formation to block front side as the backside tight end. Has decent change of direction skills and lower body explosion. Gets off the ball quickly on the snap and into his routes. Will need to get more core strength to hold up as an inline NFL blocker. Lacks experience with only two years as a starter. 2015 stats: 34-438, 12.8 ypr, 6 TD. OSR:4/10. Third/fourth round. (A-33 3/4, H-10 5/8, BP-19, VJ-33).