Tony Poljan went to Central Michigan to play quarterback and his career finished as a tight end at Virginia. Poljan opened the 2018 season as the Chippewas’ starting quarterback before making the switch to tight end and he eventually transferred to Virginia for the 2020 season. He had steady production in both 2019 and 2020, hauling in 33 passes for 496 yards and four touchdowns in 2019 and 38 receptions for 411 yards and six touchdowns in 2020. Poljan has the frame of a classic throwback tight end. He has the size needed to block in the trenches and challenge the middle of the field. He has sure hands and is extremely competitive. With that said, Poljan isn’t a dynamic athlete and he is tightly wound, which creates some challenges as a route-runner, winning after the catch, and producing big plays. As it stands, Poljan projects as a sound blocker that can settle in zone coverage and leak into space as a receiver while proving to be a reliable security blanket for his offense.
Ideal Role: Developmental tight end.
Scheme Fit: 12-personnel heavy.
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