PROSPECT SUMMARY - JACK STOLL
Jack Stoll is a sturdy tight end prospect who is a fringe active roster candidate based on his college resume. Stoll has the physical profile of an NFL tight end from a build perspective and his ability to block and provide effort in a stereotypical in-line role will leave the door open for him to make an impact as a depth player at the next level. Stoll battled through injury in 2020, showing admirable toughness to keep himself on the field after missing one contest early in the Big Ten’s abbreviated season. Teams looking to space the field won’t find a lot of appeal here, but traditional in-line tight end snaps will offer some modest upside in the run game. Also of note: Stoll played on the kick return teams and actually did log a handful of returns on short kicks, so special teams potential could help him distance himself from the pack in an effort to find the most proficient 53-man roster possible.
Ideal Role: TE2 or TE3 as a traditional in-line option.
Scheme Fit: Multi-TE heavy sets.
Written by Kyle Crabbs
Games watched: Wisconsin (2019), Ohio State (2020), Minnesota (2020), Illinois (2020)
Best Game Studied: Wisconsin (2019)
Worst Game Studied: Ohio State (2020)
Hands: Stoll shows sufficient ability to catch the football away from his frame. He’s not overly dynamic with his catch radius but anything that is put within reason on his frame will be finished for a converted reception if he’s uncontested.
Route Running: There does not appear to be a great deal of ceiling to work with here for Stoll. He’s not dynamic at the top of routes, nor is he slippery to avoid first punches off the LOS. As a result, he will be more consistent sitting against zones than he will be being a focal point of the offense.
Versatility: Receiving upside at the pro level is negligible and he’s been a marginal piece of the passing game for Nebraska over the course of his career with the program. He does not have next-level athleticism to win in space and therefore his usages as a move player or as a RAC receiver will fail to command high-volume reps in these roles.
Competitive Toughness: Stoll has the needed functional strength and pop through his hands to win as a blocker and he has good secondary push to ensure he’s staying attached on blocks.
Ball Skills: Stoll’s ability to adjust his catch radius on the fly is only modest. He doesn’t have the body control to flash late and go down to dig out the football if the throw is left short. His catch radius does not meet his size and stature due to rigidness, but if he can get two hands on the ball he should catch it.
Blocking Skills: I wouldn’t regard him as a mauler or an ace here, but this is primarily where Stoll made his impact for the Huskers. He’s sufficient with his framing to gain advantageous angles early in the rep and shows good hand strength to avoid defenders pulling straight off his frame of the block.
Football IQ: Stoll has been used on both the special teams unit and as a tight end, so you know you have the chance to get more bang for your buck and he’s been exposed to such reps. His ability to set up route breaks is masked by his athleticism, but he does show a good sense of tracking the football and challenging defenders as a blocker prior to first contact.
RAC Ability: The ceiling here is negligible. There’s good size to rumble over smaller defensive backs who try to tackle him head up, but Stoll won’t break pursuit angles and his creativity with the ball isn’t a strength.
Pass Protection: Teams that go multi-tight end and want to queue up shot plays will be able to make use of Stoll in this regard. He played for a wild stallion of a QB in college, so he’s well acclimated to rapidly changing landmarks and shows the needed effort to continue to ride plays out until the ball is downfield.
Big-Play Ability: Teams looking for chunk plays out of the tight end room would be wise to look elsewhere. Stoll is a role player and elevating him to make big plays in big situations or run away from man coverage is simply unrealistic.
TDN Consensus: To Be Determined
Kyle Crabbs: 65/100
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