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Robert Housler (TE)
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Selected by: Arizona Cardinals
Round: 3
Pick (Overall): 5 (69)

Pick Analysis: The Cardinals add an athletic pass catcher with the selection of Housler. His combination of speed, athleticism and leaping ability makes him a tremendous threat over the middle. He could thrive as a complementary option in the passing game.
Combine Stats
  • Bench Press22.0 reps
  • Broad Jump117.0 inch
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Overview

Housler is a weapon in the passing game, but he needs to add bulk and improve as a blocker to be an every down tight end. He is quick off the ball and does not lose speed in transition which allows him to get open against man coverage. He also has a large catching radius and uses his body to box out defenders and make grabs even when he is covered. He does not have the power to generate a push in the running game and is not exactly the most willing blocker. Housler is a skilled pass-catcher and could be a third-day pick.


Strengths

Housler is long with good top end speed. Explodes off the ball and can stretch the field down the seam. Fluid athlete that can separate against linebackers in man coverage. Possesses reliable hands and the body control to make difficult catches in traffic. Fearless going across the middle.

Weaknesses

Needs to add bulk to play in-line at the next level. Does not have the lower body strength or mentality to be an effective run blocker. Not the smoothest route runner and he will not always find holes in zone coverage. Lacks the lateral agility to make defenders miss in the open field after the catch.

Grade

5.6

 

Video Playlist

  1. 2011 combine workout: Rob Housler

    Published: March 9, 2011 at 08:03 p.m.

    Watch Florida Atlantic tight end Rob Housler compete at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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