1. Harrison Bryant, Florida Atlantic
Size: 6-5, 243
The Good: Ultra-productive over the last three years, he improved each season to finish with 148 catches for 2,137 yards and 16 touchdowns.
He’s built like a big wide receiver with great route-running ability and wonderful hands, but his real upside is as a blocker. He might not be super-strong, but he gets after it with the willingness and fight to always battle and get his nose dirty.
The Not-So-Good: He’s not all that bulky and he’ll occasionally get erased by the more physical defensive backs. He’s not a special athlete – at least he wasn’t compared to the other top prospects at the combine – and he has to get functionally stronger to go along with his want-to.
NFL Draft College Perspective Thought: Sometimes, the guys who aren’t big in the recruiting process and fight to get to this point bring that little something extra. When it comes to tight ends, that means being a willing and able blocker.
There are plenty of great receiving tight ends this year, but Bryant is that mid-round get who could be something special as an all-around part of the puzzle.
Projected Round: Fourth
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