Photo of Brian Mandeville
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  • 6'6" Height
  • 258LBS. Weight

Overview

Likely to be another in the long line of FCS tight ends drafted. The two-time second-team All-Colonial pick missed four games with injury in 2008, but still managed 24 catches for 337 yards and two touchdowns in eight contests. Often compared to the New York Giants' successful small-school tight end Kevin Boss (Western Oregon), Mandeville could be a strong mid-round selection. Had an arm span of 32 3/4 inches and a hand span of 8 1/2 inches at the combine.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Tall with a wide wingspan and adequate build with room to add 15-20 pounds of muscle mass. Good concentration, and can use his reliable hands to bring in poor throws or make tough catches in traffic. Runs like a receiver, able to get into and out of routes smoothly for his size. High-points the ball when necessary. Threatens the seam downfield using his length against smaller linebackers and safeties. Gives good effort as a blocker, with his long arms allowing him to keep defenders at bay. Has the aggressiveness to be a strong power blocker, and is a solid pass protector. Negatives: Tall, wiry frame could create issues when trying to stand up to larger NFL defensive ends at the line. Not explosive from his stance nor does he have speed to separate from safeties. Body-catches at times. Missed time in 2008 with an injury. Played at a lower level of competition.
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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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