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 Nov. 4, 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.

    11/4/17: In 2017, Hurst has 23 receptions for 328 yards with two touchdowns. He also has a rushing touchdown and has done a nice job of blocking. 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 also 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.

    11/4/17: Andrews has caught 36 passes for 599 yards and four touchdowns this season. He has played well for Oklahoma. Andrews is a good athlete with quickness and is a dangerous receiver down the seam.

    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.

    11/4/17: In 2017, Fumagalli has 27 catches for 381 yards and three touchdowns, but has missed time with a leg injury. He has illustrated that he is a good route-runner with hands, athleticism, and quickness to hurt defenses as a receiver. Fumagalli also has done 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): 2-4.

    11/4/17: Wilson had 38 receptions for 490 yards and a touchdown in 2017 before suffering a season-ending foot injury. He was a dangerous receiving weapon for Josh Rosen. Wilson is like a taller, bigger Jordan Reed in terms of his style of play.

    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 2016, 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. Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 252.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.74.
    Projected Round (2018): 2-4.

    11/4/17: Gesicki has totaled 30 receptions for 285 yards and four touchdowns this season. He has played well was a receiver and a blocker for Penn State.

    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.

  6. Durham Smythe, TE, Notre Dame
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 245.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.73.
    Projected Round (2018): 3-4.

    11/4/17: This season, Smythe has 10 receptions for 182 yards and a touchdown. Notre Dame has struggled to pass the ball with a running quarterback, but Smythe has some athleticism as a receiver. He also has been solid as a blocker.

    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.

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

    11/4/17: This season, Serigne has 16 receptions for 226 yards and five touchdowns.

    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.

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

    11/4/17: In 2017, Thomas has 18 receptions for 265 yards and three touchdowns. The senior had a coming-out party against Ohio State in the season opener. 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. Thomas 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.

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

    11/4/17: Goolsby missed four games with injuries. In his four games of 2017, he has totaled 10 receptions for 77 yards. Goolsby is a poor blocker and soft in the ground game. Sources have told me that Goolsby is being significantly dinged for that in his report.

    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.

  10. C.J. Conrad*, TE, Kentucky
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 245.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.70.
    Projected Round (2018): 4-6.

    11/4/17: Conrad has caught nine passes for 195 yards and three touchdowns this season.

    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.

  11. Marcus Baugh, TE, Ohio State
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 258.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.79.
    Projected Round (2018): 4-6.

    11/4/17: Baugh has 15 catches for 161 yards and three touchdowns so far this season, but he has 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.

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

    11/4/17: Blazevich has recorded one reception for 12 yards this year. He's been a solid blocking tight end for Georgia.

    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.

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

    11/4/17: On the year, Schultz has 11 receptions for 181 yards and two touchdowns.

    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.

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

    11/4/17: Lingen has nine receptions for 84 yards and two touchdowns 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.

  15. Ethan Wolf, TE, Tennessee
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 258.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.74.
    Projected Round (2018): 6-FA.

    11/4/17: On the season, Wolf has 15 receptions for 134 yards and a touchdown. He looks like a blocking tight end for the NFL. Sources have told me that they have Wolf graded in the late rounds or as an undrafted free agent.

    7/17/17: Wolf 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.

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

    11/4/17: Roh has notched 29 catches for 279 yards and six touchdowns this season.

    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.

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

    11/4/17: Yurachek has 32 catches for 307 yards and four touchdowns thus far in 2017.

    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.

  18. Mavin Saunders*, TE, Florida State
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 257.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.75.
    Projected Round (2018): 7-FA.

    11/4/17: Saunders hasn't recorded a catch yet in 2017.

    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.

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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