Pros: A premier tight end prospect. He is a very difficult receiver to match up with, especially in the red zone. He has elite skills as a pass catcher, including soft hands. He has the quickness to elude the jam and the strength to fight through press coverage. He has been labeled a one-dimensional performer, but that is not accurate. His body type suggests sub-par blocking, though his game film grades out well with the ability to sustain. His ability to block on the move is above average. Cons: Could show more power to break tackles. Role in UCLA's offense somewhat limited. He is basically a position and wall off blocker who could use more strength in his lower unit to help get movement. Speed is a concern, but plays quicker than his 40 time. Numbers: As a senior he caught 58 passes for 741 yards and 10 TDs for a 12.8 yard average per catch. As a junior, he caught 32 passes for 402 yards and seven TDs. Over his career, he caught 126 passes with 21 TD passes. At the combine, he benched 225 pounds 23 times and ran a 4.84 40-yard dash with a 37" vertical jump and 9'10" broad jump.
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