Photo of Scott Orndoff
5.1 ?
  • 4.84 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 17 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 27.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 112.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.37 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.45 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 12.34 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'5" Height
  • 33 1/4" Arm Length
  • 253LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands


Orndoff, the son of a former USFL player by the same name, has the genetics to contribute in the NFL, just as he has the past two seasons with the Panthers. An intriguing high school recruit, he started five of nine games in his freshman season (6-50, 2 TD) before injuring his knee. That injury caused him to see less playing time the following year (no starts, 4-24, one score). Orndoff's production increased with the health of his knee in 2015, allowing him to finish second on the team with five receiving touchdowns (13-244, 18.8 yards per catch). He became a big part of the offense in his final season, catching 35 passes (second-most on the team) for 579 yards (16.5 per) and five touchdowns.



Experience working down the field in Pitt's pro-style passing attack. Works the seam and secures the catch despite imminent punishment from safety. Banger after the catch. Reliable in-line blocker. Secures and climbs smoothly in combo blocks. Adjusts blocking assignments quickly when initial block vacates. Has potential to handle himself on an island in pass protection from time to time. Can become a solid blocking "Y" tight end for a run-heavy team.


Tight in his routes. Needs to do better job of setting up his breaks rather than rolling straight into them. Slow to cut and open to the throw. Needs scheme to uncover him rather than route quickness. Stiff upper body limits catch radius beyond first level. Drop rate of 10.4 percent this year is too high. Needs to take better angles to second level targets. Needs to remember to run his feet under his hands for longer block sustain.

Sources Tell Us

"He's one of my favorite tight ends for what we are looking to add. He will get better as a blocker, but he's as good as what we have now." - NFC North scout

NFL Comparison

Logan Paulsen

Bottom Line

Blocking tight end whose yards per catch numbers do not represent his vertical ability. Orndoff will struggle to get open, but can make contested catches and function as a play-action threat near the end zone. He does have the size and desire to become an NFL blocker who might improve a rushing attack that is soft on the edge.
-Lance Zierlein
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.