2018 NFL Draft Prospects: Tight Ends



By Charlie Campbell.
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The top 2018 Tight End prospects available for the 2018 NFL Draft. * - denotes 2019 prospect. ** - denotes 2020 prospect.

This page was last updated Sept. 9, 2017. Follow Walter @walterfootball for updates.
2017 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2018 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2019 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P


  1. Hayden Hurst*, TE, South Carolina
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 250.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.65.
    Projected Round (2018): 1-2.

    9/9/17: Team sources have raved about Hurst and think that he has a first-round skill set. They say he might slip to Day 2, but they love the physical talent of the 6-foot-5, 250-pounder. In 2016, Hurst had 48 receptions for 616 yards with one touchdown. A lack of production from not many opportunities could force Hurst down. Sources say they hear Hurst will skip his senior year to enter the 2018 NFL Draft because he is a bit older at 24 years old, which is another factor that could work against him. Hurst will be a 25-year old rookie in the NFL because played professional baseball in the minor leagues with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization out of high school.






  2. Mark Andrews*, TE, Oklahoma
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 250.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.78.
    Projected Round (2018): 2-3.

    9/9/17: To open 2017, Andrews caught seven passes for 134 yards and one touchdown.

    7/17/17: Scouts who have done advance work on the 2018 NFL Draft class have Andrews among their top tight end prospects. Last season, he totaled 31 receptions for 489 yards and seven touchdowns. Andrews has good size with quickness and athletic ability. He is a dangerous red-zone threat for Oklahoma and also has his share of long touchdown receptions. He totaled 19 catches for 318 yards and seven touchdowns as a freshman.


  3. Troy Fumagalli, TE, Wisconsin
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 248.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.67.
    Projected Round (2018): 2-3.

    9/9/17: Against Utah State, Fumagalli totaled 105 yards on five receptions with a touchdown. He illustrated that he is a good route-runner with hands, athleticism, and quickness to hurt defenses as a receiver. Fumagalli also did well as a blocker. He looks like he has three-down starting ability for the NFL.

    7/17/17: Fumagelli had an impressive junior season with 47 receptions for 580 yards and two touchdowns. He has good size, is athletic, and comes from a pro-style offense. As a sophomore, Fumagalli made 28 catches for 313 yards and one score.


  4. Caleb Wilson**, TE, UCLA
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 235.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.69.
    Projected Round (2018): 2-3.

    9/9/17: Wilson had a coming-out party against Texas A&M that illustrated that he is a real receiving-threat tight end prospect for the next level. As Josh Rosen's best receiver, Wilson played a huge role in the Bruins overcoming a 44-10 deficit in the third quarter to win 45-44. Texas A&M had no answer for Wilson, who displayed tremendous route-running to get separation from safeties. Wilson racked up a lot of yards after the catch, showing speed to get through the defense and nice moves in the open field. Wilson totaled 208 yards on 15 receptions against the Aggies. That almost surpassed all of his production from last season when the redshirt freshman caught 16 passes for 220 yards. Wilson is a redshirt sophomore and the son of current Philadelphia Eagles defensive line coach Chris Wilson.




  5. Cam Serigne, TE, Wake Forest
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 250.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.72.
    Projected Round (2018): 2-3.

    9/9/17: Against Presbyterian College, Serigne made two catches, both touchdowns, for 34 total yards.

    7/17/17: Serigne has been a steady producer as a receiver for Wake Forest in his career. As a freshman in 2014, he made 54 receptions for 531 yards with five touchdowns. Serigne stayed consistent as a sophomore with 46 catches for 562 yards and four touchdowns. In 2016, he caught 30 passes for 426 yards and three touchdowns.


  6. DeAndre Goolsby, TE, Florida
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 240.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.70.
    Projected Round (2018): 2-4.

    9/9/17: Goolsby didn't have a catch against Michigan in the season opener as once again Florida struggled to pass the ball. He is now out indefinitely with an undisclosed injury.

    7/17/17: Goolsby flashed some receiving ability in 2015 with 17 receptions for 277 yards and one touchdown. Despite poor quarterback play with the Gators, Goolsby showed improvement in 2016 with 38 receptions for 342 yards and three scores.


  7. Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 252.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.74.
    Projected Round (2018): 3-5.

    9/9/17: Gesicki totaled six receptions for 58 yards and two touchdowns against Akron.

    7/17/17: Gesicki turned in an impressive 2016 season with 48 receptions for 679 yards and five touchdowns. It was a huge increase in production over his sophomore and freshman years, when he was a backup.




  8. Mavin Saunders*, TE, Florida State
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 257.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.75.
    Projected Round (2018): 3-5.

    9/9/17: Saunders didn't record a catch in the season opener.

    7/17/17: Sources have told me that Saunders is a ridiculous talent, as in early rounds-of-the-draft talent, but hasn't been productive yet. In 2016, Saunders caught 10 passes for 182 yards. He's a potential breakout player to watch; sources have raved about his skill set.


  9. C.J. Conrad*, TE, Kentucky
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 245.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.70.
    Projected Round (2018): 3-5.

    9/9/17: Conrad caught three passes for 97 yards and a touchdown against Southern Miss.

    7/17/17: Conrad impressed in 2016 even though he had limited opportunities. He caught 19 passes for 262 yards with four touchdowns. Conrad has a lot of upside to grow in the years to come.


  10. Marcus Baugh, TE, Ohio State
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 258.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.79.
    Projected Round (2018): 3-5.

    9/9/17: Baugh had two catches for 16 yards against Indiana, but he played better than the numbers indicate.

    7/17/17: In 2016, Baugh chipped in 24 receptions for 269 yards with two touchdowns. He has good size to be a blocking 'Y' tight end in the NFL.




  11. Ian Thomas, TE, Indiana
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 248.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.73.
    Projected Round (2018): 3-5.

    9/9/17: Thomas had a coming-out party against Ohio State. He ran a great out-and-up route to get open before making a beautiful over-the-shoulder 18-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter. He showed excellent hands and concentration to track the ball for the catch. In the third quarter, Thomas made his second touchdown reception on a short pass to the flat. He totaled five receptions for 53 yards and two touchdowns on the evening.

    Indiana has been raving about Thomas as a NFL talent even though he made only three receptions for 28 yards as a junior. The senior's performance against Ohio State gave that opinion some validity.


  12. Ethan Wolfe, TE, Tennessee
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 258.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.74.
    Projected Round (2018): 4-6.

    9/9/17: Wolfe had four receptions for 33 yards against Georgia Tech. He looks like a blocking tight end for the NFL.

    7/17/17: Wolfe has been a solid tight end for the Volunteers over the past three seasons. In 2016, he had 21 receptions for 239 yards and two touchdowns. As a sophomore (23-301-2) and freshman (23-212-0), Wolfe contributed as a receiver as well as helping Tennessee run the ball well.


  13. Jeb Blazevich, TE, Georgia
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 248.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.75.
    Projected Round (2018): 4-6.

    9/9/17: Blazevich recorded one reception for 12 yards against Appalachian State.

    7/17/17: Blazevich is a blocking tight end for Georgia and does a solid job in that role, but doesn't offer much as a receiver. In 2016, he made six receptions for 69 yards in 2016. Blazevich contributed to the Bulldogs' potent rushing offense in 2015. He also caught 15 passes for 144 yards with a touchdown. As a freshman, he had 18 receptions for 269 yards and two scores.


  14. Durham Smythe, TE, Notre Dame
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 245.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.73.
    Projected Round (2018): 4-6.

    9/9/17: Smythe opened the season with two receptions for 34 yards.

    7/17/17: Smythe totaled nine receptions for 112 yards and four touchdowns in 2016. Shoulder and knee injuries caused him to miss 10 games. Smythe has potential, but must stay healthy and produce.


  15. Dalton Schultz*, TE, Stanford
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 240.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.80.
    Projected Round (2018): 5-7.

    9/9/17: On the year, Schultz has two receptions for 41 yards.

    7/17/17: In 2016, Schultz totaled 23 receptions for 222 yards and a touchdown while also contributing as a blocker for Stanford. He had 10 catches for 121 yards and a score the previous season.


  16. Brandon Lingen, TE, Minnesota
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 250.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.76.
    Projected Round (2018): 5-7.

    9/9/17: Lingen has two receptions for 19 yards so far this season.

    7/17/17: Lingen had a solid 2015 season with 33 receptions or 428 yards with three touchdowns. He only played in three games in 2016 as injuries cost him 10 games. Lingen needs to stay healthy as a senior.


  17. Jake Roh, TE, Boise State
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 227.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.72.
    Projected Round (2018): 7-FA.

    9/9/17: Roh notched two catches for 14 yards and a touchdown in Week 1.

    7/17/17: Roh had a good start to his collegiate career with production as a freshman (35-408-2) and sophomore (33-357-1). In 2016, he made 10 catches for 113 yards while starting three games and appearing in 11. Regaining the starting job and producing as a senior is critical for Roh.


  18. Ryan Yurachek, TE, Marshall
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 232.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.71.
    Projected Round (2018): 7-FA.

    9/9/17: Yurachek had one catch for eight yards to open the season.

    7/17/17: Yurachek made 28 receptions for 298 yards and five touchdowns as a junior. He had more production as a sophomore with 44 catches for 417 yards and nine touchdowns.


2017 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2018 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2019 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P




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