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Combine Results

Grade
5.43 ?
  • 4.62 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 12 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 36.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 123.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.49 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.20 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.50 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'4" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 234LBS. Weight
  • 10 3/4" Hands

Overview

Cajuste is a similar prospect to the Carolina Panthers' second-round pick last April, Devin Funchess. Both have large receiver builds that can create mismatches in goal-line situations and in the middle of the field. Though he didn’t duplicate his outstanding junior year (34 catches, 557 yards, six scores -- two against Maryland in the Foster Farms Bowl) in 2015, a lack of opportunities seemed the most likely reason for his 27-reception, 383-yard, three-touchdown effort. Against Notre Dame in November, however, Cajuste showed his real potential by catching five passes for 125 yards and a touchdown against the Cardinal's rival.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.55 seconds
Bench: 14 reps of 225 pounds

Analysis

Strengths

Tall with a muscular frame. Play strength is above average and will fight for positioning. Reliable pass catcher with powerful hands. Able to post up and win the contested catch. Has traits to transition to H-back. Clean footwork and movements in his routes with a decent double move. Has some deceptive quickness out of stemming routes. Will work middle of the field without fear. Handles his responsibilities as a blocker. Good red zone target due to size and toughness.

Weaknesses

Below average athlete for the position. Missing burst off the line and lacks second gear to generate push upfield to threaten cornerbacks. Cornerbacks will sit on his routes. Separation against NFL cornerbacks will be a struggle. Not a threat after the catch. Might not offer much special teams value.

Draft Projection

Rounds 5 or 6

NFL Comparison

Lance Kendricks

Bottom Line

If this evaluation were purely as a receiving prospect, the draft grade would be lower; however, Cajuste might carry a higher grade as an H­-back or tight end which are the two positions where he should project. Cajuste is a willing blocker who also carries some third down and goal line value as a pass catcher which is why we are projecting him as an H-­back or move tight end.
-Lance Zierlein
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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