Hunter Bryant

Washington
TE04

Prospect Info

College
Washington
Hometown
Class
Issaquah, WA
Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 2"
248 lbs
32”
Hands
10 3/8”

Prospect Grade

6.15
Good backup who could become starter
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
4.74
Seconds
 
Bench Press
23
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
32.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
115.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.08
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.46
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
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Seconds
 

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Bryant worked hard to become one of the top recruits in the country while earning High School All-American honors (56 receptions, 979 yards, 10 touchdowns in nine games as a senior) at Eastside Catholic High School in the Seattle area. Bryant showed great promise as a freshman for UW, starting five of nine games played and racking up 22 receptions for 331 yards (15.0 per) and a touchdown. He missed the end of the year with a torn ACL/MCL in his knee, however. Bryant also got injured the following spring, tearing his meniscus. That delayed the start of his sophomore season, allowing him to play in only five games as a reserve (11 receptions, 238 yards, 21.6 average, one touchdown). He stayed healthy during 2019, showing off his talent on his way to second-team Associated Press All-American, first-team All-Pac-12, and John Mackey Award finalist honors (52 receptions, 825 yards, 15.9, three touchdowns in 12 games).
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
NFL Comparison
Jordan Reed
Overview
He will get the matchup-tight-end moniker, but scouts feel like he's more of a big slot receiver in the pros. He doesn't have ideal size or determination as a blocker, but he has sticky hands with the acceleration to work past linebackers and threaten seams. He's a straight-line mover who gets bogged down in and out of breaks. He has playmaking ability but needs linear routes that allow him to keep moving on all three levels. Bryant is a scheme-dependent pass-catcher with a higher ceiling, but lower floor and a history of knee injuries that will need clearance by NFL medical staffs.
Strengths
  • Above-average burst into routes
  • Seam-buster who can outrun linebackers
  • Averaged 16.4 yards per catch during his college career
  • Ball skills are impressive
  • Athletic tracking and can grab it on the move
  • Times his attack to go up and over trailing defenders
  • Brings the throw in with his eyes and focuses through catch
  • Hands are sudden, safe and strong
  • Stabs the ball wherever it is thrown
  • Speed to weave around tacklers and tack on yards after catch
Weaknesses
  • Lacks prototypical size and is scheme-dependent
  • Tough guys on the edge play through his block attempts
  • Needs to take smarter angles on wall-off blocks
  • Could have issues beating press coverage
  • Shows some drag getting in and out of his stems/breaks
  • Double moves and complex routes bog him down
  • Route drifts bring closing safeties into play
  • Tape filled with easy catches in open space
  • Missed extensive time over two seasons with knee injuries
GRADE
8.0
The perfect prospect
7.3-7.5
Perennial All-Pro
7.0-7.1
Pro Bowl talent
6.7-6.8
Year 1 quality starter
6.5
Boom or bust prospect
6.3-6.4
Will be starter within first two seasons
6.1-6.2
Good backup who could become starter
6.0
Developmental traits-based prospect
5.8-5.9
Backup/special-teamer
5.5-5.6
Chance to make end of roster or practice squad
5.4
Priority free agent
5.0-5.1
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league