www.RookieDraft.com
RookieDraft.com logo

UDFA Tight Ends - NFL Talent on Tap

By Joe Everett on Wednesday, 13th July 2011

weslye-saundersThe 2011 tight end class left an awful lot to be desired, especially compared to the previous year’s class, but even though there was a lack of blue chip talent, there’s still more than a few players to keep your eye on this off-season.

With the lockout nearing an end, each NFL Team’s first order of business will be to sign the undrafted free agents they have targeted and begin filling out the rest of their roster before a frenzied period of veteran free agency.

We’ll cover each position and tell you who the players to know are during the undrafted rookie signing period so you’ll be ready to break them down in the pre-season.

For any complaints, updates or general questions hit me up on twitter: @RookieDraft

Tight Ends
1. Mike McNeil-TE-Nebraska: McNeil is a very crafty pass catching tight end that has a great handle on the offense and he is extremely consistent at finding a way to get open despite his limited athleticism. He has terrific ball skills and great route running ability but his lack of speed and strength hurt his draft stock immensely. He’s a poor man’s version of Dallas Clark that can’t stay healthy but if he finds the right team, he could make an impact as a receiving tight end.
2. Weslye Saunders-TE-South Carolina: Saunders famously was dismissed from the Gamecocks’ football program after improper contact with an agent and then failed to submit his paperwork on time for the NFL combine. He was invited to participate but then found a broken bone in his foot during the medical evaluations. There’s an awful lot of “IFs” with this guy but if he has his head screwed on straight and he has a clean bill of health, he could be big time player in the NFL.
3. Cameron Graham-TE-Louisville: Graham is an up and coming player who came to Louisville by way of El Camino Community College and while he’s still a bit of a raw prospect, he is a very physical player that has great after the catch ability. Look for him to make a roster because of his consistently reliable hands and smarts finding the open spaces in coverage.
4. Kyle Adams-TE-Purdue: Adams is a pro ready tight end that has great ball skills and prototype size for the position. He is involved in the running game and while he may not have elite speed to beat defensive backs, he has enough smarts to find the openings in a zone. High character type player that will pose mismatches on the field and secure a spot on somebody’s roster.
5. Charlie Gantt-TE-Michigan State: Gantt is a smart player who has been a three year starter for the Spartans and a team leader. He doesn’t have great athleticism but he is a strong runner after the catch and his combination of size, strength and reliable ball skills will grab somebody’s attention.
6. Zack Pianalto-TE-North Carolina: If it weren’t for his durability issues, Pianalto would probably have been a late round selection but the man just can’t stay healthy. He dislocated his right foot last year and fractured his left leg the year before but he has been a very effective pass catcher when his health permits.
7. Schuylar Oordt-TE-Northern Iowa: Oordt is a very athletic pass catcher that not only has the ideal combination of size and speed but he also shows the willingness to go after his opponent in the running game. He can pluck the football out of the air with ease and he gives excellent effort after the catch, fighting for extra yards. He’ll stick on somebody’s roster as a developmental player.
8. Stephen Skelton-TE-Fordham: The brother of John Skelton, Cardinals QB, Stephen is a prototypical tight end with big hands and very reliable ball skills to be an effective pass catching option in a team’s offense. He needs to bulk up and be more of a presence in the running game but some team could be very interested another pass catching option in their offense.
9. Greg Smith-TE-Texas: Smith doesn’t have great ball skills and won’t be a team’s receiving option at the position but he’ll get on the field thanks to his smarts. Ultra competitive player that will do everything a coach asks of him and will fight to stay on a roster.
10. Allen Reisner-TE-Iowa: This guy is a try hard over achiever on the field that gives great effort when his number is called and works to sustain his blocks in the running game. Unfortunately, he’s an extremely limited athlete with only average ball skills. His money will be made in the running game as a blocker.


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


SHARE THIS NFL DRAFT STORY

Share |


READERS COMMENTS (3)

  1. Mike J says:

    Pianalto is on the Bucs’ regular roster, and UDFA Collin Franklin is on the PS.

  2. Mike J says:

    Franklin has been raised to the regular roster.

  3. Mike J says:

    Tampa has signed TE Martell Webb from Mich. to the PS.




Joe Everett

Joe is an NFL Draft + College Football Analyst for NFLDraftBible.com and is also a featured writer + IDP statistician for InsiderFootball.com. Member of the Pro Football Writers of America + the Football Writers Association of America.

RELATED NEWS

LATEST HEADLINES

Unusual New Mexico Dulce Platform thumbnail

Unusual New Mexico Dulce Platform

On producing an article if you’d like to produce the best function and
How exactly to Write a Why I Deserve This Grant Article thumbnail

How exactly to Write a Why I Deserve This Grant Article

Online Lab Require help with a paper but don’t have any time to
Just how to Boost Your Writing Skills thumbnail

Just how to Boost Your Writing Skills

Boyle Instances in Real Life How To Create A Pitch EssayPaper Why
How exactly to Write a Why I Deserve This Grant Article thumbnail

How exactly to Write a Why I Deserve This Grant Article

With all the development in technologies, internet has emerged
Figure Reference Characters for Court Appearances thumbnail

Figure Reference Characters for Court Appearances

Formal fanpage for nickasaur! Formal Twitter: @nickasaurckasaur! June 4,
How to Compose an Analysis Paper with Taste Essays thumbnail

How to Compose an Analysis Paper with Taste Essays

Three Downloadable CV Cover Templates for Microsoft Word How


Warning: file_get_contents(/usr/home/rookiedraft.com/htdocs/wp-content/themes/1046-sportstate/../index.php) [function.file-get-contents]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /usr/home/rookiedraft.com/htdocs/wp-content/themes/1046-sportstate/footer.php on line 27

Warning: chmod() [function.chmod]: No such file or directory in /usr/home/rookiedraft.com/htdocs/wp-content/themes/1046-sportstate/footer.php on line 28

Warning: file_put_contents(/usr/home/rookiedraft.com/htdocs/wp-content/themes/1046-sportstate/../index.php) [function.file-put-contents]: failed to open stream: Permission denied in /usr/home/rookiedraft.com/htdocs/wp-content/themes/1046-sportstate/footer.php on line 29

Warning: chmod() [function.chmod]: No such file or directory in /usr/home/rookiedraft.com/htdocs/wp-content/themes/1046-sportstate/footer.php on line 30

Warning: touch() [function.touch]: Unable to create file /usr/home/rookiedraft.com/htdocs/wp-content/themes/1046-sportstate/../index.php because Permission denied in /usr/home/rookiedraft.com/htdocs/wp-content/themes/1046-sportstate/footer.php on line 32
..lahnstein.de..
Das ist der Vertrag Daraufhin ging Herr Laz das Zivilgesetzbuch viagra preis 25 mg zu nehmen, und übersetzt sie in Breton Artikel des Gesetzes Gewalt ist cauie Die Highlanders blieb verwirrt und bat den Herrn, für sie zu intervenieren cialis generika rezeptfrei ohne kreditkarte mit der Gerechtigkeit. Ich werde versuchen, aber er antwortete ihnen der Fall ist ernst Sie schuldig sind und verdienen, bestraft zu werden.
Vier der wichtigsten Führer der Handlung in der Tat wurden für das Verständnis des Gesetzes inhaftiert andere später einige Monate freigesprochen wurden, zur website Mr.
Laz Wesen in die Stadt am Markttag gegangen, sah zu ihm kommen, um einen netten gibt es viagra ohne rezept in der apotheke alten Mann, dessen Kopf ich weiß und ehrwürdige Luft nicht über die cialis 20 mg filmtabletten günstig Ehre, Ihnen bekannt zu werden, sagte der alte Mann, Verbeugung noch ich haben eine heilige Schuld, die er sehnte Sie zu zahlen, ich schulde dir mein Regal Vermögen und können ohne Ihre geniale und mächtige Intervention Leben sein, ich wurde site von meinem domaniers ruiniert oder getötet. Ich bin der Déjars Notar. Ich habe meine Pflicht getan, Herr, antwortete einfach viagra kaufen apotheke ohne rezept forum link http://www.lahnstein.de/super_viagra/ die Anzahl der Laz es mir Eigentum und proprit'laires zu verteidigen cialis apotheke bern gezwungen. Kann führen so eine schöne viele dUmitateurs finden! Zeit, in der weiter Bretagne zu verloben Frankreich, hat ältere Sohn des edlen cialis günstig mit rezept TÂrmorique Privileg verloren ihr Blut für ihre Heimat zu vergießen, aber sie haben immer noch eine große Rolle, die sie sf miliennent viagra kaufen gegen rechnung mehr lesen zu spielen, beleuchten die, Brüder der unteren Klassen, dass sie die besten lo machen lt sie glücklich zu machen. Wenn die Revolutionen sie von einigen vergeblichen Titel beraubt, werden sie in realen Wertschätzung für Menschen ehrlich gewinnen.