Photo of Jim Dray
Grade
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  • 6'5" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 246LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/8" Hands

Overview

Dray is a good sized tight end, who needs to be brought in as a blocker first and a receiving threat second. He oozes off the line and builds to his speed when running downfield routes. He is athletic and has excellent ball skills but is not very quick or explosive in or out of his breaks and struggles to separate from defenders. He can read coverages and can be an effective zone receiver, but his best chance of making a team is if he adds even more power and strength and makes an impression as a blocker. Dray projects as a seventh-round pick or free-agent signing if not selected in this Aprils' draft.

Analysis

Strengths

Dray is tall with a large frame and good bulk. Releases fast and clean off of the line and finds soft spots in zone coverage. Uses size to get between defenders and the ball to make catches in traffic. Maintains good footwork, takes good blocking angles and stays engaged to finish blocks.

Weaknesses

Limited athlete who stays too high and struggles to change direction and make cuts. Drops too many passes and is not explosive enough to stretch the field or make people miss after the catch. Missed significant time early in his career with a major knee injury.
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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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