Photo of Ben Koyack
Drafted By: Jaguars
Grade
5.23 ?

Draft Analysis:

Jacksonville continues to add potential targets for their young quarterback in Ben Koyack. The tight end has NFL size and will convert contested catches in traffic. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'5" Height
  • 32 5/8" Arm Length
  • 255LBS. Weight
  • 10 3/4" Hands

Overview

Named 2014 FBS All-Independent Team grabbing 30 catches for 317 yards and two touchdowns. Played in all 13 games in 2013 with five starts finishing with 10 catches and three touchdowns. Played in all 24 games in 2011 and 2012 making two starts. Played five positions in high school at Oil City (Pa.). Caught 62 passes for more than 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns his senior season, and was named first-team Pennsylvania All-State for Class AAA.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.76 and 4.82 seconds
Vertical jump: 30 inches
Broad jump: 9 feet, 8 inches
Short shuttle: 4.52 seconds
3-cone: 7.32 seconds
Bench: 16 reps of 225 pounds

Analysis

Strengths

Possesses desired size and athleticism for the position. Can threaten the seam, though not asked to do so very often. Sinks hips and plays with twitch into and out of breaks. Large, strong hands. Hands-catcher with plus concentration in a crowd. Equally comfortable in–line or from the slot. Excels as run blocker with unique understanding of leverage and hand placement. Works to secure edge. Mirrors and stays engaged when walling off and hustles to get his man turned when responsible for play-side block. Has potential to be left on an island in pass protection. Competes hard.

Weaknesses

Must work harder to get open and help his quarterback when the play breaks down. Doesn't strike much of a blow when asked to come across formation and seal off defensive end. Not elusive after the catch. Could use a little more girth if used as "Y" tight end. Only one season as full-time starter. Less game experience and targets than any of the top tight ends in this draft. Mechanical in his routes. Still gaining a feel for how to work in space. Just two catches for more than 25 yards in his career.

Draft Projection

Round 5 or 6

NFL Comparison

Luke Willson

Bottom Line

Underutilized in the passing game while at Notre Dame. Strong understanding and execution as a run blocker with the physical traits to be a tough matchup in the passing game. Still raw as a receiver and will need more individual work with a position coach on the next level. College production belies his pro potential.
-Lance Zierlein
C
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.

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