- Hunter Henry 6’5″, 250, Arkansas
Henry is the safest, and most talented overall prospect. Solid overall, but doesn’t have any elite skills.
Projection: Round 2
2. Austin Hooper 6’4″ 254, Stanford
Another Stanfrod tight end prospect in a long line. Hoope is a guy with a skill set somewhat similar to Coby Fleener in which he can be a talented blocker, but should never be discounted for his receiving skills.
Projection: Late 2nd- Early 3rd round
3. Jerell Adams- 6’5″, 247, South Carolina
Picture Jared Cook. Now you’ve pictured Jerell Adams.
Projection: round 3
4. Nick Vannett- 6’6″ 257, Ohio State
Strongest blocking option in the draft with underrated abilities in the passing game.Has nice athleticsm for his size.
Projection: round 3
5. Bryce Williams- 6’6″ 257, East Carolina
A Jimmy Graham type of tight end without all of the freak of nature former basketball star attributes that Graham brings. Can be a pressence in the passing game, but will be a liability in blocking.
Projection: round 4
6. Darion Griswold- 6’5″ 255, Arkansas State
Raw, former basketball player who looks more comfortable boxing out in the end zone than running down the seem.
Projection: Round 4
7. Jake McGee- 6’5″ 255, Florida
Sixth year senior with an injury history gives him a really low upside. However, he has the hands and the smarts to be a receiving threat in the NFL.
Projection: Round 5
8. Thomas Duarte- 6’2″, 231, UCLA
Caught 10 touch downs last year. However he has no interest in blocking at all, making him a tough guy to find snaps for in the NFL.
Projection: round 5
9. Henry Kreiger-Coble- 6’3″ 245, Iowa
Has underrated athleticsm, but has not proven he can be a reliable receivng threat yet. Looks best in a run first offense.
Projection: Round 6
10. David Morgan – 6’4″ 262, UT-San Antonio
Strongest tight end in the draft. Also has very sure hands. That said he is not an athlete and not a swift mover.
Projection: round 6
* *omitted- Tyler Higbee (off field)