Category: Tight End

  • Futures: UNC TE Eric Ebron

    Futures: UNC TE Eric Ebron

    Futures: UNC TE Eric Ebron by Matt Waldman Eric Ebron is the hot name among the NFL Draft media, but the University of North Carolina tight end isn’t some flash fire that ignited at Chapel Hill in mid-October. The Tar Heel has been ablaze for two seasons –- make it three if you count a […]

  • Mirror Images: Vernon Davis and Patrick Willis

    Mirror Images: Vernon Davis and Patrick Willis

    I can’t think of an easier Mirror Images tandem than teammates. Cian Fahey profiled Ben Roethlisberger and Troy Polamalu. I’m following suit with a pair of 49ers with freakish athleticism and great versatility. It’s only natural to me that two of the best all-around athletes with great scheme versatility  – Vernon Davis and Patrick Willis  – are mirror images. The fact that they […]

  • No-Huddle Series: UConn TE Ryan Griffin

    No-Huddle Series: UConn TE Ryan Griffin

    I love Draftbreakdown.com. We all love Draftbreakdown.com.  Those guys help me look less like I’m profiling poor comics art. But today, I have to go old-school and use stills with UConn tight end Ryan Griffin. It isn’t Draftbreakdowns’s fault. Their lack of attention to this prospect is a reflection of the sheer ignorance that the national […]

  • Behind the Scenes Thoughts on Tight Ends in 2013 RSP

    Behind the Scenes Thoughts on Tight Ends in 2013 RSP

    With the launch of the 2013 RSP, Sigmund Bloom suggested that I share a behind the scenes retelling of my thoughts and feelings about players – something that delves deeper than rankings and profiles of skills ad potential. A few days ago, I wrote about running backs. Today, it’s tight end – a position where three years […]

  • No-Huddle Series: TE Justice Cunningham

    No-Huddle Series: TE Justice Cunningham

    All qualifiers about injury, fit, and professionalism aside, the 2013 class of tight end prospects could be the deepest I have ever seen. It would only be a mild surprise if three years from now there is a tight end from this group who becomes a valued contributor for an NFL team and began his […]

  • Senior Bowl: Day Two Skill Player Notables

    Senior Bowl: Day Two Skill Player Notables

    Day Two of the Senior Bowl was packed with observations from both practices. This morning’s report covers wide receivers, quarterbacks, running backs, and tight ends. There are also some thoughts about drills and the Senior Bowl selection process. Plenty of highlights today, most notably a football roundtable with Rotoworld’s Josh Norris, CBS’s Rob Rang, Football […]

  • The Boiler Room: Stanford TE Zach Ertz

    The Boiler Room: Stanford TE Zach Ertz

    Stanford tight end Zach Ertz declared for the draft this week. If someone could only see one play that would matter in deciding his draft day fate, which play would I use to highlight that prospect’s skills ? Will this highlight boil down this prospect to his essentials? That’s the thinking behind The Boiler Room – analysis of what […]

  • Futures: Florida TE Jordan Reed

    Futures: Florida TE Jordan Reed

    Last week, I wrote about Notre Dame’s Tyler Eifert and how his skills fit into the growing pantheon of versatile tight end play that is in vogue in the NFL. But versatility can have a number of different meanings depending on the talents of the player and his fit within an offense. The word doesn’t necessarily mean […]

  • Who is Virgil Green?

    Virgil Green’s 3-catch, 44-yard debut (with 5:34 left in the game) with Peyton Manning might be a surprise to some. However, the tight end from Nevada is a well-known stash for those who get the Rookie Scouting Portfolio publication each April. I don’t know if Green will be an option once Joel Dreessen returns from […]

  • Emerging Talents: Hybrid James Casey

    “He’s going to play everywhere. He’s our starting fullback. He’s a starting (tight end) if we go to two tights. It’s still about versatility with James.” – Gary Kubiak, head coach of the Houston Texans talking to Houston Chronicle reporter John McClain about James Casey in May 2012. Based on what I’ve observed about James […]