Updated Position Rankings – TEsPosted: September 27, 2011
The TE class is lacking in talent and depth. Right now I see no first round prospects and only two second round prospects.
1. Jake Stonerburner, TE, Ohio State: Stoneburner is not a first round prospect but he is good TE prospect that can get open and is an above average blocker.
2. Michael Egnew, TE, Missouri: Egnew is a big target who is an above average receiver but excels as a blocker. He is a borderline second round prospect with room to grow.
3. Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford: Fleener is a great receiver who can play some slot but is an awful blocker. That should keep him in the third to fourth round.
4. Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson: Dwayne Allen is a physical TE who has good hands and is a good blocker but struggles to get separation.
5. Orson Charles, TE, Georgia: Charles is an undersized, fast TE who can get open and catch passes but needs to improve as a blocker.
6. Ladarius Green, TE, Louisianna-Lafayette: Green is very similar to Charles but with even less blocking skills.
7. George Bryan, TE, North Carolina State: Bryan is a great blocker but a below average receiver. His blocking skills remind me of Heath Miller’s.
8. D.C. Jefferson, TE, Rutgers: Jefferson is a dynamic TE who is an above average blocker and an above average receiver. His stock could rise at the combine if he declares. I think he will stay in school though.
9. David Paulson, TE, Oregon: Paulson is an athletic TE who excels in the receiving game but needs to improve as a blocker. He should be a participant in the Shrine game and Senior Bowl and that could improve his stock.
If you did not notice the theme here, there are no complete TEs. Most of them can either block but not catch, or catch but not block.