Photo of Blake Jarwin
Grade
5.14 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'5" Height
  • 248LBS. Weight

Overview

Oklahoma State instituted a new "Cowboy" position in their offense in 2015, a hybrid fullback/tight end position that has become more popular in college and NFL football. Jarwin filled that role each of the last two seasons admirably. He failed to get on the field as a redshirt freshman walk-on in 2013 and then contributing at the tight end spot in 2014 (two starts, 5-107, one TD). Jarwin was a first-team All-Big 12 pick as a junior, catching 17 passes for 200 yards and two scores despite missing time with a rib injury. He made some big plays in his senior season (19-309, two TD), as well, on his way to a second-team all-conference selection.

Analysis

Strengths

Used everywhere -- in-line, as a wing, from the slot, and split wide. Smooth acceleration into routes. Operated underneath for Oklahoma State, but has the athleticism to threaten downfield. Crisp in his route work. Snaps routes off quickly and works back to the throw. Tough over the middle and fights for contested catches. Good flexibility to twist and adjust to throws. Excellent leaper who can go get it. Focus drops from 2015 became catches in 2016. Immediate north-south runner after the catch. Can drag tackles for extra yardage. Instinctive lead blocker who makes good reads. Can adjust to moving targets on second level.

Weaknesses

More of a pre-snap squat than a pre-snap stance with legs very wide. Inconsistent blocker when asked to play in-line. Play strength needs work; can be tossed around at point of attack. Needs to activate hands as second-level blocker rather than relying on light shoulder checks. Takes poor angles to edge rushers when asked to pass protect. Lack of getaway burst after the catch limits his playmaking potential. Limited production as pass catcher over last three years.

Draft Projection

Round 6-7

Bottom Line

Unexciting statistical production belies his potential as a pass-catcher on the next level. He has the necessary athleticism, uncover, and toughness to work both the first and second levels of the defense. Jarwin needs work in the weight room and as a blocker in order to handle reps as an NFL tight end. He has eventual starter potential and should find a spot on a roster as a rotational tight end with the potential to play in-line and on the move.
-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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