Dual-threat quarterback who also played basketball as a Florida prep. As a true freshman in 2010, started 11-of-13 games and tallied 32 receptions for 210 yards (6.6-yard average) and a touchdown. Started 7-of-13 games in '11, recording 19-149-1 (7.8). Did not play against Kentucky (herniated disc). Started 7-of-12 games in '13 and produced 38-445-1 (11.7). Was used as a tight end, H-back/wing back, fullback, receiver and quarterback by the Gators -- also had 153 career carries for 720 yards (4.7) and 16 touchdowns and completed 11-of-17 pass attempts (64.7 percent) for 103 yards with zero touchdowns and an interception. Team captain. Did not perform bench-press test at the NFL Scouting Combine because of a left AC joint sprain.
Very good athlete. Natural hands-catcher. Catches in stride and adjusts very well to the flight of the ball. Keeps working to uncover and has a good feel for zones. Good route runner. Sets up defensive backs and can create some separation out of his breaks. Can make the first tackler miss and is fairly elusive. Versatile and has played every offensive skill position. Football smart -- understands offensive concepts and how the pieces fit together like a former quarterback. Outstanding personal character and will represent a team with class. Is tough and durable and will play through pain. Willing, effective special-teams contributor. Highly competitive team player.
Has short arms and is very undersized for a tight end. Lacks run strength and does not power through tackles or create much yardage after contact. Marginal blocking strength and overall length to sustain and can be overwhelmed. Lacks top-end speed to mismatch safeties. Recorded a 30-inch vertical jump at the combine.
A savvy, athletic, undersized H-back who was utilized in a flexed receiving role in the Gators' offense. Has the athletic traits to earn a living working detached out of the slot as an "F" tight end. Can offer a creative offensive coordinator a versatile jack-of-all-trades gimmick weapon.