2020 NFL Combine: Tight End Prospects, Invites, What To Watch For

2020 NFL Combine: Tight End Prospects, Invites, What To Watch For

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2020 NFL Combine: Tight End Prospects, Invites, What To Watch For

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3. Jared Pinkney, Vanderbilt 6-4, 254 (2)

Why He’s Here On The List: Blow off his 2019 season. The Vandy offense was awful, he didn’t get the ball thrown his way enough, and he wasn’t able to produce anywhere near the same level he was at in 2018. As a junior, he caught 50 passes for 774 yards and seven scores as a field-stretching playmaker who became a mismatch problem. Just feed him the ball and he’ll go get it.

What The NFL Types Want To See: If it’s possible to see him hit the bags hard and show a little bit of power, that would help. He’s as athletic as any tight end in the draft, and he’s able to come up with big plays, but he has to get nasty and be able to create his own opportunities against the more physical defensive backs.

Bottom Line: Too much will be made out of his mediocre 2019 season, but he’s an NFL pass catching tight end who should be able to produce right away. The upside is there to be an instant starter and a statistical star, but he has to prove he can pop a bit more.

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