Photo of Jack Doyle
Grade
55.0 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'5" Height
  • 254LBS. Weight

Overview

At Catherdral High School, Doyle earned Special Selection All-State and Associated Press Honorable Mention All-State honors and was a key member of the 2006 state championship team. Following his senior season in which he caught 21 passes for 400 yards and four touchdowns, Doyle earned Indianapolis Star Honorable Mention All-City and First Team All-Catholic honors. Doyle also lettered in rugby, and won a state title in 2008.



As a freshman in 2009, Doyle started 10 games at tight end. He finished second on the team with 365 yards off of 37 catches and one touchdown. He was named to Phil Steele's National All-Freshman squad after this season.



Doyle started 7 games at tight end in his sophomore season, before going down with a season ending injury. He managed to catch 20 passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns. As a junior, Doyle was healthy and started all 12 games for the Hilltoppers. He was named second-team All-Sun Belt for this season.



As a senior, Doyle had his best season, starting all 13 games. He caught 53 passes for 566 yards and five touchdowns. After the season, he was named first-team All-Sun Belt. Doyle was also a three-time captain for Western Kentucky.

Analysis

Strengths

Big target, with a powerful build. Fires off the line of scrimmage, shows good explosiveness in his first couple of steps. Catches the ball away from his frame. Has the flexibility to contort to make the tough catch. Sent in motion a lot, works well on the move, showcasing plus mobility. Find soft spots in the zone, and has enough speed to threaten the seam. Physical blocker. Locks arms out and keeps his feet moving when engaged. Mirrors well as a pass protector, sells play fakes.

Weaknesses

Not tremendously fast. Has some issues in getting off the press. Will play to high as a blocker at times, resulting in defenders getting into his chest and jolting him. Too often finds himself overextended as a blocker, makes it easy for defenders to slip off. Needs to add more strength, especially in his lower body.

NFL Comparison

Brent Celek

Bottom Line

The first-team All-Sun Belt tight end is a big target, and fluid athlete. Doyle adjusts to passes like a much smaller player. However, he doesn't adequately use his size as a blocker. While he doesn't have great speed, he has enough to challenge the seams. When this is combined with his ability to find openings in zones, he will likely be a mid-round selection.
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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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