PROS: Possesses excellent height, length, and frame at the tight end position. An explosive athlete with a good blend of speed and short-area agility at the top of his routes. Basketball background shows up at the catch point — boxes out defenders and leaps off the ground for the ball like a power forward. Has experience and production as a field stretcher. Knows how to stack defenders vertically in his attack over the middle. Came to college as a quarterback, so he is still very young in tight end years — plenty of untapped potential. Used as a chess piece who lines up all over the field — in-line, backfield, slot, and out wide.
CONS: Still learning the nuances of the tight end position. Wins mostly on his athletic gifts at this point in his development. Transition and learning curve may be steeper than other tight end prospects, considering a massive jump in the level of play. Toughness is definitely there, but he’s just nowhere near ready for NFL snaps as an in-line blocker from a technical standpoint.