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  • 18 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 6'4" Height
  • 31 3/4" Arm Length
  • 249LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

Hardy is a college tight end who projects as an H-back at the next level. He does not have the bulk to be an in-line blocker, but he has quick feet and reliable hands to exploit the middle of the field. He excels working against zone coverage, as he quickly finds space and makes difficult catches in traffic. He is not fast enough to separate against linebackers in man coverage and he will not be an effective blocker in the NFL. Hardy is coming off an injury, but he has enough receiving skills to be a late-round pick.

Analysis

Strengths

Hardy is long with adequate bulk. Has a quick first step, effectively wades through traffic and finds soft spots in zone coverage. Possesses a wide catching radius and flashes the ability to make acrobatic catches. Fearless going over the middle on crossing routes. Effective chipper in pass protection.

Weaknesses

Does not have the speed to stretch the field or the explosiveness to separate out of his breaks. Runs imprecise routes, drops too many catchable balls and will not always secure the football. Plays too high and lacks the bulk to be a road grader in the running game. Inconsistent effort as a blocker in run support.
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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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