Photo of Coby Fleener
Grade
85.2 ?
  • 27 REPS
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'6" Height
  • 33 3/8" Arm Length
  • 247LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

Fleener is the one senior tight end in the nation who has consistently shown the type of talent that will allow him to start early at the next level. He uses his 6-6 frame well when running routes and separating from defenders. He has been the go-to target in the red zone for Andrew Luck the past few years. Fleener understands route concepts and has the competitiveness and size also to be an effective inline blocker. Some may question his true talent given his size and being fortunate to be on the receiving end of many Luck passes, but the Stanford senior is an attractive prospect who could be taken towards the end of the first round.

Analysis

Strengths

Fleener has steadily improved during his time at Stanford and turned into a technical, effective route runner who is able to separate at the top of routes. He's an obvious target for the QB and has a good feel for defenders around him. He will go up for the ball, especially in the red zone, where Fleener had 10 touchdowns in 2011 (heading into the team's bowl game). He is a smooth athlete who looks natural running deep down the field, even at his height. He is able to anticipate the throw, find it in the air, and rarely does he not come down with it.

Weaknesses

Fleener has struggled as a blocker on the line of scrimmage throughout his collegiate career, although he continues to improve. While he is an explosive athlete with the ball or running in the open field, he is somewhat stale at the line and needs to improve his strength to become a more complete player. His strength can also effect him somewhat in the pass game as he tends to get jammed at the line and can have trouble getting back into his route.
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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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