Photo of Austin Seferian-Jenkins
Grade
5.5 ?
  • 20 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 6'5" Height
  • 33 3/4" Arm Length
  • 262LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/4" Hands

Overview

2013: Was a John Mackey Award winner (nation's top tight end), third-team All-American and a second-team All-Pac-12 pick. Set career school records for most receptions (146), receiving yards (1,840) and touchdown receptions (21) by a tight end. Was suspended for 2013 season opener vs. Boise State following a DUI in March. 2012: Second-team All-Pac-12 pick and a John Mackey Award semifinalist. Started in all 13 games. 2011: Honorable mention All-Pac-12 pick after playing in all 13 games and making 10 starts. Misc.: Also played basketball at Washington, becoming the first Washington Huskie to play both basketball and football since Nate Robinson (football in 2002, basketball from 2003-05) and 19th Huskie overall to play both sports.

Analysis

Strengths

Looks the part. Has outstanding size and stature -- presents a big target and dwarfs defensive backs. Uses physicality to create separation and can post up in the red zone. Athletic -- spent time on the UW basketball team. Terrific movement skills and receiving ability for a big man. Surprising foot speed and agility -- stretches the seam. Adjusts to throws and has soft hands. Has potential to be an effective in-line blocker -- has size and core strength to seal defensive ends.

Weaknesses

Could stand to sculpt his physique and get functionally stronger. Work in progress as an in-line blocker. Not an explosive athlete. Ordinary release. Builds to speed. Tight hips. Does not pop out of breaks. Limited elusiveness after the catch. Receptions and yards fell off by nearly 50 percent as a junior. Character and stability need to be looked into.

Bottom Line

An intriguing height-weight-speed prospect, Seferian-Jenkins has all the tools to be a legitimate No. 1 tight end in the NFL, though he has to maintain focus and consistency and continue improving as a blocker.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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