NFL Draft Tight End Rankings 2020: From The College Perspective

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NFL Draft Tight End Rankings 2020: From The College Perspective

2020 NFL Draft

NFL Draft Tight End Rankings 2020: From The College Perspective


2020 NFL Draft Tight End Rankings Top Ten

10. Jacob Breeland, Oregon

Size: 6-5, 252

The Good: A dependable, long time veteran who grow into a nice target, he caught 68 career passes and averaged close to 17 yards per grab with 13 scores. He fits as a No. 2 tight end as purely a receiver.

The Not-So-Good: He’s okay as a receiver, but he’s not a volume catcher. A lot had to do with the Oregon scheme and style, but he never turned into much of a blocker.

NFL Draft College Perspective Thought: No, he won’t be your main tight end, but in a good passing system he can find a job as a solid third down target and special teamer.

Projected Round: Fifth

9. ThaDdeus Moss, LSU

Size: 6-2, 250

The Good: Built like a fullback, he also can pop like one. He’s a good, tough blocker who battles for everything. Throw the ball his way and he’ll find a way to get it – he’s got the fight and the effort to make himself into a pro.

The Not-So-Good: No, he’s nowhere near the athlete his dad – Randy Moss – was, but to be fair, no one is. He’s not a flashy player and he won’t be a volume catcher, and he’s missing the NFL quickness to be more than a reliable third down target.

NFL Draft College Perspective Thought: As long as you know what you’re getting, there’s a spot for him at the next level. He could grow into a sure-thing red zone target, and coaches are going to love his run blocking.

Projected Round: Fifth

8. Jared Pinkney, Vanderbilt  

Size: 6-4, 257

The Good: With great size and terrific hands, he has an intriguing set of talents to become a sure-thing midrange target. Throw the ball his way and he’ll figure out how to get it – he’s a strong receiver who doesn’t make a whole lot of mistakes. There’s upside as a run blocker with the willingness to prove a pop.

The Not-So-Good: Slooowwwwwwww. He was flirting with the 5.0 range with his combine 40, and he doesn’t have the explosion to do too much down the field at the next level.

NFL Draft College Perspective Thought: With highly-questionable quarterback play at times to deal with, he still managed 114 catches with 14 career scores. There’s upside as a No. 2 tight end who’ll learn how to do a lot of the dirty work, but he can’t be a regular go-to target down the field.

Projected Round: Fifth

7. Colby Parkinson, Stanford

Size: 6-7, 252

The Good: He’s what you want from a tools standpoint. Very big, he plays even bigger with great athleticism and 4.77 speed. Even with the problems at quarterback through last year, he still managed to come up with 48 catches for 589 yards.

The Not-So-Good: Nah, he’s not going to bury anyone as run blocker, but that’s not why you called. He’s a very, very big wide receiver who needs to get a whole lot stronger.

NFL Draft College Perspective Thought: When KJ Costello was healthy in 2018, Parkinson managed seven touchdowns and almost 17 yards per catch on 29 grabs. That’s more like the prospect the NFL is about to get over last year’s version.

Projected Round: Fourth

6. Hunter Bryant, Washington

Size: 6-2, 248

The Good: A good athlete, he’s got the hands and ability to be a dependable NFL receiver in the right system. He’s one of the best vertical tight end targets in the draft.

The Not-So-Good: Size is a problem. He’s not going to be able to outmuscle his way to the ball, he’s an okay blocker. Hurt earlier in his career, he’s had knee problems.

NFL Draft College Perspective Thought: He came on with Jacob Eason throwing to him – catching 52 passes for 825 yards and three scores – but there’s just enough missing to keep him from being someone’s No. 1 tight end target.

Projected Round: Third

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