RSP Boiler Room No.34: TE Hakeem Valles, Monmouth


Valles would have been my No.6 TE on my RSP pre-draft board and the upside to become a good fantasy option is there for the developing.

Who is Hakeem Valles and why should you pay attention to him on the final day of the NFL Draft? The 6’4”, 242 pound football player from Monmouth is the fastest tight end in this class, running 40s in the high 4.5s – low 4.6s. He’s also had workouts with nearly two dozen teams, although I hear some of them don’t even have more than his name in its system.

If visions of fellow Monmouth alum Miles Austin and Umass’ Victor Cruz are dancing in your head, but in a hybrid tight end frame, then you may be closer to having a good idea about Valles than you think.

I’m Matt Waldman and welcome to the RSP Boiler Room. The Boiler Room is a series featuring analysis that I would hypothetically share with NFL decision makers if they asked me to find a handful of plays that illustrates the talent, skills, limitations, or development potential of an NFL prospect.

Today, I’m presenting selected plays from Hakeem Valles’ portfolio of work that will reveal athletic ability and receiving skills that should stand out to a savvy NFL personnel department.

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