Photo of Jean Sifrin

Combine Results

Grade
4.95 ?
  • 4.84 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 33.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 114.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 4.60 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 12.25 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'5" Height
  • 33 3/8" Arm Length
  • 245LBS. Weight
  • 11" Hands

Overview

Twenty-seven years old as a junior-eligible draft entrant. Moved from the Bahamas to Miami at the age of three. Dropped out of high school in 2005. Earned his GED and worked to support his girlfriend and their son, Jabari, who is now 7. Caught the attention of a recruiter from ASA College in Brooklyn during flag football game and left to play football and basketball there in 2011 before being kicked out of school for "something I didn't do," according to Sifrin. Enrolled at El Camino Junior College to play football and finished with 18 catches, including 5 for touchdowns. Transferred to play under former NFL coach Mark Whipple at UMass, where he had 42 catches for 642 yards and 6 touchdowns in his only season at the school. Sifrin was named first-team All-MAC.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.87 (against wind), 4.77 (with wind)
Vertical: 31 inches
Broad jump: 9 feet, 10 inches
Short shuttle: 4.67 seconds
3-cone: 7.18 seconds
Bench: 16 reps

Analysis

Strengths

Long-legged with outstanding height and an athletic frame. Former basketball player with explosive leaping ability to go up top and get throws other tight ends can't. Catch radius goes on for days. Uses head fakes and jukes at the top of his routes to help free himself on post routes. Natural, quick release into routes from standing position. Has enough speed to threaten deep middle. Showed impressive hips in space with an ability to make defenders miss and gain the extra yards after catch. Still raw and a potentially clean canvas for coaches to paint on.

Weaknesses

Has played very little football. Already 27 years old and still in need of substantial work in many areas. Drifts into his intermediate routes, allowing safeties to constrict throwing windows. Not yet natural in his routes. On tape, looks like he’s thinking too much during route, which slows his play speed and separation ability. Must learn to use his size to shield defenders from the pass. Can make spectacular catches, but fights the football on a number of catchable throws, leading to drops. Needs to find the football earlier. Has size for it, but not ready to be an NFL run blocker just yet.

Draft Projection

Priority free agent

Sources Tell Us

"Mark Whipple (UMass head coach) did a great job with Sifrin and let him just go out and make plays rather than get bogged down with the X's and O's. His age hurts him because of how far behind he already is, but he's talented." -- AFC East scout

NFL Comparison

Jared Cook

Bottom Line

Raw but athletic tight end with above-average leaping ability and open-field talent to stress defenses vertically. While he played in-line and standing, he looked much more comfortable as a stand-up tight end. Sifrin could improve rapidly with a committed approach and NFL coaching, but he has a very limited career window due to his age, which could push him way down on some draft boards.
-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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