RSP Film Room No. 111: TE Tyler Conklin (Central Michigan)


Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler Room examines Tight End Tyler Conklin’s blocking in open space.

If you don’t know Tyler Conklin, you won’t get acquainted with his 2017 performance because he suffered a broken foot in August. His 2016 tape provides enough reasons to keep him on draftnik’s collective radar.

Conklin has receiving chops. The Chippewas often split him from the formation, and he displayed success tracking the football and earning yards after the catch. One area that separates college tight ends from NFL contributors is blocking. Evaluating this facet of tight end play often requires viewing a lot more games than it does to score receiving because it’s no guarantee the team will be in situations on the field to use packages that put its tight end in scenarios  where his assignments will

One area that separates college tight ends from NFL contributors is blocking. Evaluating this facet of tight end play often requires viewing a lot more games than it does to score receiving because it’s no guarantee the team will be in situations on the field where it will use packages that put its tight end in NFL-caliber scenarios.

The play below is a realistic NFL scenario for a “move” tight end. Although the matchup below doesn’t indicate how competent Conklin is against defensive linemen or shows the range of techniques that he has in his arsenal, much of the work he does on this play translates to skills needed for assignments at the line of scrimmage.

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