Photo of Jermichael Finley
Grade
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  • 4.82 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 116.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6'5" Height
  • 236LBS. Weight

Overview

Leaving after only his redshirt sophomore season, many college football fans haven't had much of an opportunity to watch Finley in action. Scouts, however, are quite high on Finley's upside. A sure-handed pass catcher with the body control and competitiveness to make the tough catch and the athleticism to make defenders miss, Finley is an improving blocker with the physicality and determination to eventually stand out in this area. Finley's upside is as high as any tight end in the 2008 draft.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Long, rangy, athletic build. ... Room to add considerable additional muscle mass. ... Natural receiver with soft hands to pluck passes out of the air. ... Rare body control for a player his size. ... Can contort in the air to adjust to the poorly thrown pass. ... Good leaping ability and can high-point the pass. ... Competes well for the ball. ... Good acceleration and top end speed for the position. ... Can make defenders miss and generate positive yardage after the catch. ... Improving blocker. ... Good physicality at the point of attack. ... Good hand placement. ... Emerging talent who is only going to get better. Negatives: Lacks top strength at the point of attack. ... Isn't yet stout enough as an inline blocker and will need time and effort in the weight room to add the size and strength to emerge as an all-around tight end. ... Leaves after only two seasons of playing action and has only 16 career starts.
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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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