SELECTED BY SAN FRANCISCO , ROUND 1, PICK 31, OVERALL PICK 31
TE | (6-4, 252, 4.7) | Arizona State | COLLEGE STATS
By Pro Football WeeklyNotes: Outstanding high school football and basketball player who won All-America honors in football. Played in every game as a true freshman and caught 12 passes for 209 yards and four touchdowns. All-Pac-10 tight end in 1999, when he caught 55-832-3. Joined the ASU basketball team after the football season. Snatched 45-617-3 in 2000 and won All-Conference honors as well as some All-America notice. Opted to leave school after junior year. Is a Mormon who has never gone on a mission, which is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Did not work out at the Combine by his own choice.Positives: Very competitive. Wants the ball in the clutch. Has very good hands but was not as consistent catching the ball in 2000. Will make the tough catch. Outstanding football instincts and intelligence. Has a great feel for running routes and is his quarterback's best friend. Very tenacious blocker. Seems to stay glued to his man. Negatives: Is not as big and powerful as pro teams would like a tight end to be. Is not going to knock people off the line of scrimmage or dominate as a blocker, and he can't handle a defensive end. Had too many drops for a player with his hands in 2000. Looks a little stiff at times. Is not an explosive athlete. Summary: Is not nearly as explosive, athletic or fluid as Tony Gonzalez was in college, but he was almost as productive.* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.