Mark Andrews

Oklahoma
TE

Prospect Info

College
Oklahoma
Hometown
Class
Scottsdale, AZ
r-Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 5"
256 lbs
32 1/2”
Hands
9 1/2”

Prospect Grade

5.74
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
Baltimore
Ravens
Round 3 ‧ Pick 22
40 Yard Dash
4.67
Seconds
Bench Press
17
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
31.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
113.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.34
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.38
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
12.39
Seconds
 
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Andrews has type 1 diabetes, which is controllable (if unpredictable) with proper diet and medication. NFL players such as quarterback Jay Cutler, defensive end Michael Sinclair, and others have played through this condition in the past. He has had multiple episodes where his blood sugar got too low and he became unresponsive. Andrews' talent as a receiving tight end has shown through the past two seasons, moving like a receiver in space despite being 6-foot-5 and outweighing most wideouts by 50 pounds. He redshirted in 2014, then broke out as a freshman the following year with a second-team All-Big 12 (coaches) season. Andrews played in all 13 game (one start), catching 19 throws for 318 yards and seven scores. He started 11 games the following year, playing through a shoulder AC joint sprain and some dropped passes to garner first-team all-conference honors with 31 receptions for 489 yards and seven scores. Andrews finished his career as the nation's top tight end, winning the John Mackey Award and earning first-team All-American and All-Big 12 accolades. He started all 14 games, becoming Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield's top target with 62 receptions for 958 yards and eight touchdowns.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 3
NFL Comparison
Coby Fleener
Overview
Andrews is a former wideout who plays with a receiver's mentality in a tight end's body. He is a pass-catcher with a deft feel for route adjustments and operating in space against zone coverage. Andrews is a big, reliable target who doesn't need a spacious catch window to haul it in. Despite his size, he lacks the desire and fundamentals as a blocker which will hurt his standing with some teams. He should be able to find early catches and production as a solid pass-catching tight end in the league.
Strengths
  • Took on additional workload this year and produced at a high level
  • Red-zone rainmaker with a touchdown in every five catches
  • Crafty in adjusting routes
  • Not overly sudden or quick, but finds ways to uncover
  • Uses body to leverage positioning at the top of the route
  • Can mismatch defensive backs with his frame
  • Has shown ability to handle complex routes
  • Plays with consistent pace through route breaks to optimize separation in tight spaces
  • Has learned to catch defenders on his hip and keep them there through the catch
  • A quarterback's friend with ability to drop and save the low throw as well as secure contested catches in traffic
  • Has footwork and athleticism to make tacklers miss
  • Averaged 15.8 yards per catch for his career
Weaknesses
  • Appears noticeably slower than earlier in his career
  • Looks bulkier and more limited in his athletic movements
  • Will be an inconsistent third-level option
  • Doesn't have the acceleration to pull away from man coverage down the field
  • Pulls up a little short when tracking deep throws
  • Separation windows close quickly on him
  • Gives poor effort as a blocker
  • Lacks aggression
  • Doesn't look for work enough
  • Hand usage and angles to his work as a blocker are poor
  • Big but unreliable in running game
Sources Tell Us

"He's a great big slot receiver. That's it. He won't block at all so what do you have other than a big slot who is an average athlete? I gave him a Day 3 grade." -- AFC regional scout

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GRADE
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