Nov 8, 2014; East Lansing, MI, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes tight end Jeff Heuerman (5) is tackled by Michigan State Spartans linebacker Darien Harris (45) during the 2nd half of a game at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit:Mike Carter
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3. Jeff Heuerman, Ohio State
Third on our list of tight ends is Jeff Heuerman from Ohio State. The senior capped off his collegiate career by being apart of that special squad this past year that won the first ever College Football Playoff. His most productive year was when he was junior for the Buckeyes as he grabbed 26 receptions for 466 yards scoring four touchdowns. Heuerman’s senior year wasn’t what he imagined as he was battling a series of injuries and his stats dimmed.
Heuerman has the right width for his body and moves quick for a tight end. His route running his impeccable and can trick a defender if he needs to. The senior is also not afraid to carry the ball as it’s a struggle to take the big man down. Heuerman really impressed the scouts on pro day, which was the most important out of any others. He ran a 4.72 in the 40-yard dash and a solid 34.5 inch leap, the only disappointment you could say was his bench press that stopped at 26 reps.
Heuerman shows some massive starting potential if landed on the right team that desperately needs a tight end. He just needs some slight work with his blocking and needs to be quicker on his feet. If Heuerman stays healthy, then this pick is solid for anyone and for an athlete that just started playing the position since high school, he could be drafted no later than the second round.
Next: 2. Clive Walford, Miami