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TE Aaron Hernandez Scouting Report

TE Aaron Hernandez, Florida
Pos. Rank: 2 Grade: 2nd Round Height: 6-2 1/2 Weight: 245 40: 4.58 Year: 3-Sr.

The Good: Exceptional pass catching tight end who's been very productive the past two years. Quickly gets off the line into routes, displays sharpness into breaks, and stays low on exit. Positions himself to make the reception, extends his hands, and catches the ball away from his frame. Plays with outstanding body control, balance, and quickly transitions from making the reception to running after the catch. Follows blocks everywhere on the field and picks up positive yardage. Fundamentally sound pass catcher with both strong and soft hands. Consistently comes away with the ball, making the difficult reception in a crowd. Gives effort blocking and bends his knees, breaking down well and playing with leverage.

The Bad: Not a strong in-line a blocker. May not possess the speed to be a consistent deep threat at tight end.

The Verdict: Hernandez is a gifted tight end whose game has progressed the pass in seasons. He offers a lot of upside but size limitations reduce the number of schemes he can be used in. Likely best as a West Coast tight end in a timing offense.

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