NFL Draft: 3 tight ends New York Giants should target to replace Kyle Rudolph
By Reese Nasser
Jalen Wydermyer, Texas A&M
Texas A&M’s Jalen Wydermyer is viewed more on potential rather than what he has done up to this point. While in college, he never filled the stat sheet but instead often showed flashes of what he could become.
At 6-foot-5 and 255 pounds, he has the size to be a solid player at the next level. For his size, he can pick up speed. Adding him to any offense automatically adds another receiving threat that can help stretch the field.
During his time at A&M, he appeared in 34 career games. He caught 118 passes for 1,468 yards. He accounted for 16 touchdowns and averaged nearly 12.5 yards per reception.
While averaging just over three catches per game, Wydermyer earned his status as a top pass catcher. He offers a natural catching ability that everyone wants in their tight end at the next level. Once the ball gets into his hands, he is skilled enough to make the big play.
Wydermyer would be effective in both the red zone and throughout the rest of the field. Between his speed and ability to win against defenders, he will be able to be an every-down type of player.
At times he struggled with pass blocking, but also showed potential. He could very well develop into a more than capable pass blocker at the next level, especially given his size.
By playing in the SEC, he was often matched up against some of the best defenders in college football. His ability to block at this level should be a good sign of how he will translate to the next level.