Photo of Seth Devalve
Drafted By: Browns
Grade
4.9 ?

Draft Analysis:

This was a bit of a surprise pick, despite this being a relatively weak tight end class. The Princeton product is a former wide receiver with "plus" ball skills so Hue Jackson may want to move him around and get creative with his skill set. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'4" Height
  • 245LBS. Weight

Analysis

Strengths

Broad shoulders with the type of ready­-made frame to add additional bulk if necessary. Possesses above average ball skills and can make late adjustments low and wide to throws. College wide receiver who should bring a great understanding of route running to tight end position.

Weaknesses

Hands can be inconsistent at the catch point. Needs to do better job of consistently securing catch despite being pushed or hit afterwards. A little top heavy into routes causing rolling stops. Lacks suddenness into breaks. Needs better route awareness to avoid traffic. Not much tape as a blocker.

Draft Projection

Undrafted free agent

Bottom Line

Unusual prospect in that he's naturally as big as a tight end but played the receiver spot at Princeton. He lacks the suddenness in and out of his breaks that matchup tight ends need, understands some of the nuances of routes. His size and ball skills should definitely get him a look in camp.
-Lance Zierlein
C
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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