Photo of Coby Fleener
Drafted By: Colts
  • Round 2
  • Pick 2
  • Overall 34

Combine Results

Grade
86.5 ?
  • 27 REPS
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Mayock's take: "This has to help Andrew Luck immensely. You've got your quarterback of the future, and now this is a great pick that protects him. Luck gets his college tight end."

  • 6'6" Height
  • 33 3/8" Arm Length
  • 247LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

Fleener is the one senior tight end in the nation who has consistently shown the type of talent that will allow him to start early at the next level. He uses his 6-foot-6 frame well when running routes and separating from defenders. He has been the go-to target in the red zone for Andrew Luck the past few years. Fleener understands route concepts and has the competitiveness and size to be an effective in-line blocker. Some may question his true talent, given his size and the fact he had Luck as his quarterback, but Fleener is an attractive prospect who could be taken toward the end of the first round.

Analysis

Strengths

Fleener steadily improved during his time at Stanford and turned into a technical, effective route runner who is able to separate at the top of routes. He's an obvious target and has a good feel for defenders around him. Fleener will go up for the ball, especially in the red zone, where he had 10 touchdowns in 2011. He is a smooth athlete who looks natural running deep down the field, even at his height. He is able to anticipate the throw, find it in the air, and rarely does he not come down with it.

Weaknesses

Fleener has struggled as a blocker on the line of scrimmage throughout his collegiate career, although he continues to improve. Though he is an explosive athlete with the ball or running in the open field, he is somewhat stale at the line and needs to improve his strength to become a more complete player. His lack of strength can also hold him back in the passing game, as he tends to get jammed at the line and can have trouble getting back into his route.
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Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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