2022 NFL Draft Prospects: Tight End



The top 2022 Tight End prospects available for the 2022 NFL Draft. * - denotes 2022 prospect. ** - denotes 2025 prospect.

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2020 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
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2021 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

2022 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

Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Adam Trautman, Dayton
  • '19 - T.J. Hockenson, Iowa
1. Texas A&M image Jalen Wydermyer*, TE, Texas A&M
Height: 6-5. Weight: 260.
Projected 40 Time: 4.7.
Projected Round (2022): 1-3.
View Ranking History

6/26/21: Wydermyer created a buzz with scouts in 2019 from displaying a good skill with a ton of upside. The Aggies staff raved about Wydermyer to NFL evaluators coming through College Station. That season, he totaled 32 receptions for 447 yards and six touchdowns. As sophomore in 2020, Wydermyer recorded 45 catches for 502 yards and six touchdowns.

Wydermyer has good size to him with speed and athleticism. He could have three-down starting potential for the NFL.


Career Receiving Stats

Season Team Games Rec. Rec./Game Yds Yds/Rec. TDs Rec Yds /Game
2019 Texas A&M 13 32 2.46 447 13.97 6 34.38
2020 Texas A&M 0 0

Receiving Statistics Game Log

Date Opponent Result Rec. Yds Yds/Rec. TDs
8/29/2019 Texas St. W 41 - 7 1 9 9
9/7/2019 @ Clemson L 10 - 24 1 2 2 1
9/14/2019 Lamar University W 62 - 3 1 25 25 1
9/21/2019 Auburn L 20 - 28 3 20 6.67
9/28/2019 Arkansas
@ Arlington, TX
W 31 - 27 0
10/12/2019 Alabama L 28 - 47 3 49 16.33 2
10/19/2019 @ Ole Miss W 24 - 17 4 67 16.75
10/26/2019 Mississippi St. W 49 - 30 2 63 31.5 1
11/2/2019 UTSA W 45 - 14 4 52 13 1
11/16/2019 South Carolina W 30 - 6 5 79 15.8
11/23/2019 @ Georgia L 13 - 19 4 40 10
11/30/2019 @ LSU L 7 - 50 3 13 4.33
12/27/2019 Oklahoma St.
@ Houston, Texas
W 24 - 21 1 28 28




Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Cole Kmet, Notre Dame
  • '19 - Noah Fant, Iowa
2. Iowa State image Charlie Kolar, TE, Iowa State
Height: 6-6. Weight: 252.
Projected 40 Time: 4.77.
Projected Round (2022): 2-3.
View Ranking History

6/26/21: Kolar was a quality receiver for Iowa State in 2020. He runs quality routes and has solid hands and an NFL build. Kolar shows some yards-after-the-catch ability and could become a starting tight end at the pro level. To start his college career, Kolar was a good receiver as a sophomore, hurting the Big XII defenses in the red zone? and that set the tone for him to be a valuable receiver for Brock Purdy.


Career Receiving Stats

Season Team Games Rec. Rec./Game Yds Yds/Rec. TDs Rec Yds /Game
2017 Iowa St. 0 0
2018 Iowa St. 13 11 .85 137 12.45 3 10.54
2019 Iowa St. 13 51 3.92 697 13.67 7 53.62
2020 Iowa St. 0 0

Receiving Statistics Game Log

Date Opponent Result Rec. Yds Yds/Rec. TDs
8/31/2019 UNI W 29 - 26 (3OT) 4 45 11.25
9/14/2019 Iowa L 17 - 18 5 53 10.6
9/21/2019 La.-Monroe W 72 - 20 5 79 15.8
9/28/2019 @ Baylor L 21 - 23 5 72 14.4 1
10/5/2019 TCU W 49 - 24 1 25 25 1
10/12/2019 @ West Virginia W 38 - 14 3 45 15
10/19/2019 @ Texas Tech W 34 - 24 3 79 26.33 2
10/26/2019 Oklahoma St. L 27 - 34 8 88 11 1
11/9/2019 @ Oklahoma L 41 - 42 2 29 14.5 1
11/16/2019 Texas W 23 - 21 5 34 6.8 1
11/23/2019 Kansas W 41 - 31 6 100 16.67
11/30/2019 @ Kansas St. L 17 - 27 1 26 26
12/28/2019 Notre Dame
@ Orlando, Fla.
L 9 - 33 3 22 7.33


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Thaddeus Moss, LSU
  • '19 - Irv Smith Jr., Alabama
3. Ohio State image Jeremy Ruckert*, TE, Ohio State
Height: 6-5. Weight: 250.
Projected 40 Time: 4.75.
Projected Round (2022): 2-3.
View Ranking History

6/26/21: Ruckert showed some nice red-zone ability against Penn State and Rutgers, but Ohio State featured its wide receivers in the passing game rather than the tight ends. Still, Ruckert was graded high by the advance scouts for the 2022 NFL Draft, and they really like his skill set of size, speed and athleticism.

Ruckert flashed some ability during his sophomore year and was a nice red-zone contributor for the Buckeyes. He also has quality size to be a blocker, so the ability is there for Ruckert to become a prospect with three-down starter potential.


Career Receiving Stats

Season Team Games Rec. Rec./Game Yds Yds/Rec. TDs Rec Yds /Game
2018 Ohio St. 10 1 .1 13 13 1.3
2019 Ohio St. 14 14 1 142 10.14 4 10.14
2020 Ohio St. 0 0

Receiving Statistics Game Log

Date Opponent Result Rec. Yds Yds/Rec. TDs
8/31/2019 Fla. Atlantic W 45 - 21 4 38 9.5 2
9/7/2019 Cincinnati W 42 - 0 0
9/14/2019 @ Indiana W 51 - 10 0
9/21/2019 Miami (OH) W 76 - 5 1 24 24
9/28/2019 @ Nebraska W 48 - 7 0
10/5/2019 Michigan St. W 34 - 10 1 4 4
10/18/2019 @ Northwestern W 52 - 3 1 7 7 1
10/26/2019 Wisconsin W 38 - 7 0
11/9/2019 Maryland W 73 - 14 2 30 15
11/16/2019 @ Rutgers W 56 - 21 0
11/23/2019 Penn St. W 28 - 17 2 13 6.5
11/30/2019 @ Michigan W 56 - 27 1 4 4
12/7/2019 Wisconsin
@ Indianapolis, IN
W 34 - 21 1 16 16 1
12/28/2019 Clemson
@ Glendale, Ariz.
L 23 - 29 1 6 6


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri
  • '19 - Jace Sternberger, Texas A&M
4. Miami image Will Mallory*, TE, Miami
Height: 6-5. Weight: 245.
Projected 40 Time: 4.68.
Projected Round (2022): 2-3.
View Ranking History

6/26/21: Mallory really flashed for Miami in 2020 despite being the second tight end behind Brevin Jordan. Mallory has quality size to him, and it showed in how he contributed as a blocker and receiver. He has a lot of upside to produce more in 2021.





Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Jared Pinkney, Vanderbilt
  • '19 - Donald Parham, Stetson
5. Wisconsin image Jake Ferguson, TE, Wisconsin
Height: 6-4. Weight: 244.
Projected 40 Time: 4.8.
Projected Round (2022): 2-4.
View Ranking History

6/26/21: Over the last few years, Ferguson was a solid receiving tight end for the Badgers. He could have produced more, but Wisconsin featured a rushing offense that had Ferguson also contribute as a blocker. If Ferguson gets more receiving opportunities and shows mismatch receiving talent, he could rise in 2021.

Ferguson played well in 2020, including scoring three touchdowns in the first two games of the year. He's a solid receiver, but he has been held back by Wisconsin's quarterback play and the focus on the rushing attack.


Career Receiving Stats

Season Team Games Rec. Rec./Game Yds Yds/Rec. TDs Rec Yds /Game
2017 Wisconsin 0 0
2018 Wisconsin 13 36 2.77 456 12.67 4 35.08
2019 Wisconsin 14 33 2.36 407 12.33 2 29.07
2020 Wisconsin 0 0

Receiving Statistics Game Log

Date Opponent Result Rec. Yds Yds/Rec. TDs
8/30/2019 @ South Fla. W 49 - 0 3 22 7.33
9/7/2019 Central Mich. W 61 - 0 3 49 16.33
9/21/2019 Michigan W 35 - 14 3 28 9.33
9/28/2019 Northwestern W 24 - 15 1 2 2
10/5/2019 Kent St. W 48 - 0 1 2 2 1
10/12/2019 Michigan St. W 38 - 0 4 62 15.5
10/19/2019 @ Illinois L 23 - 24 5 77 15.4 1
10/26/2019 @ Ohio St. L 7 - 38 1 5 5
11/9/2019 Iowa W 24 - 22 2 19 9.5
11/16/2019 @ Nebraska W 37 - 21 1 14 14
11/23/2019 Purdue W 45 - 24 2 30 15
11/30/2019 @ Minnesota W 38 - 17 1 20 20
12/7/2019 Ohio St.
@ Indianapolis, IN
L 21 - 34 2 33 16.5
1/1/2020 Oregon
@ Pasadena, California
L 27 - 28 4 44 11


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Hunter Bryant, Washington
  • '19 - Kahale Warring, San Diego State
6. Washington image Cade Otton*, TE, Washington
Height: 6-5. Weight: 238.
Projected 40 Time: 4.75.
Projected Round (2022): 2-4.
View Ranking History

6/26/21: Otton played well in limited action for Washington in 2020. He has three-down starting potential for the NFL because he is a solid receiver and is a willing contributor as a blocker. Otton worked his way onto the field as a freshman, and he has the potential to be one of the better tight ends in college football in 2021.


Career Receiving Stats

Season Team Games Rec. Rec./Game Yds Yds/Rec. TDs Rec Yds /Game
2017 Washington 0 0
2018 Washington 14 13 .93 174 13.38 3 12.43
2019 Washington 13 32 2.46 344 10.75 2 26.46
2020 Washington 0 0

Receiving Statistics Game Log

Date Opponent Result Rec. Yds Yds/Rec. TDs
8/31/2019 Eastern Wash. W 47 - 14 1 15 15
9/7/2019 California L 19 - 20 4 24 6
9/14/2019 Hawaii W 52 - 20 0
9/21/2019 @ BYU W 45 - 19 3 36 12
9/28/2019 Southern California W 28 - 14 2 43 21.5
10/5/2019 @ Stanford L 13 - 23 2 16 8 1
10/12/2019 @ Arizona W 51 - 27 0
10/19/2019 Oregon L 31 - 35 3 53 17.67
11/2/2019 Utah L 28 - 33 4 43 10.75
11/8/2019 @ Oregon St. W 19 - 7 4 29 7.25
11/23/2019 @ Colorado L 14 - 20 3 25 8.33 1
11/29/2019 Washington St. W 31 - 13 3 46 15.33
12/21/2019 Boise St.
@ Las Vegas, NV
W 38 - 7 3 14 4.67


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Colby Parkinson, Stanford
  • '19 - Caleb Wilson, UCLA
7. Coastal Carolina image Isaiah Likely, TE, Coastal Carolina
Height: 6-2. Weight: 240.
Projected 40 Time: 4.65.
Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
View Ranking History

6/26/21: While Likely is not the biggest of tight ends, he is a dangerous receiver who has quickness and athleticism. Likely has some strength to his build to compete as a blocker, but his lack of height and length will be problematic as a blocker in the NFL. Likely could be a fit as an F - movement - receiving tight end who is paired with a Y - locking - tight end.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Stephen Sullivan, LSU
  • '19 - Josh Oliver, San Jose State
8. Colorado State image Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State
Height: 6-2. Weight: 254.
Projected 40 Time: 4.9.
Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
View Ranking History

6/26/21: McBride played well in Colorado State's limited 2020 action. He was a receiving weapon for Colorado State in 2019, showing quality route-running and hands. For the NFL, McBride needs to improve his blocking and could stand to get stronger. McBride, however, lacks length and could be limited as a blocker. He would likely fit best in the pros as an F - movement - tight end.


Career Receiving Stats

Season Team Games Rec. Rec./Game Yds Yds/Rec. TDs Rec Yds /Game
2018 Colorado St. 12 7 .58 89 12.71 1 7.42
2019 Colorado St. 12 45 3.75 560 12.44 4 46.67
2020 Colorado St. 0 0

Receiving Statistics Game Log

Date Opponent Result Rec. Yds Yds/Rec. TDs
8/30/2019 Colorado
@ Denver, Colo.
L 31 - 52 4 52 13
9/7/2019 Western Ill. W 38 - 13 3 23 7.67
9/14/2019 @ Arkansas L 34 - 55 3 22 7.33
9/21/2019 Toledo L 35 - 41 3 42 14
9/28/2019 @ Utah St. L 24 - 34 1 6 6
10/5/2019 San Diego St. L 10 - 24 1 5 5
10/11/2019 @ New Mexico W 35 - 21 5 57 11.4 1
10/26/2019 @ Fresno St. W 41 - 31 2 79 39.5 1
11/2/2019 UNLV W 37 - 17 2 29 14.5
11/16/2019 Air Force L 21 - 38 6 66 11 1
11/22/2019 @ Wyoming L 7 - 17 6 78 13
11/29/2019 Boise St. L 24 - 31 9 101 11.22 1


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Dalton Keene, Virginia Tech
  • '19 - Alize Mack, Notre Dame
9. North Dakota State image Noah Gindorff*, TE, North Dakota State
Height: 6-6. Weight: 266.
Projected 40 Time: 4.75.
Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
View Ranking History

6/26/21: North Dakota State had a strange 2020 season, but Gindorff flashed with three touchdowns on only 11 receptions. He was a big-time point producer in 2019, notching six scores on just 10 catches. Gindorff has good size with surprising quickness. He could be a riser if the Bison feature him more as a receiver.





Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Harrison Bryant, Florida Atlantic
  • '19 - Dax Raymond, Utah State
10. SMU image Grant Calcaterra, TE, SMU
Height: 6-4. Weight: 238.
Projected 40 Time: 4.7.
Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
View Ranking History

6/26/21: Calcaterra started out his collegiate career at Oklahoma before transferring to the Mustangs. He flashed some receiving ability in 2018 with Kyler Murray at quarterback, but he struggled in 2019 with Jalen Hurts before leaving for SMU. Calcaterra is an h-back receiving tight end for the NFL who faces limitations in terms of size and blocking ability.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Brycen Hopkins, Purdue
  • '19 - Kaden Smith, Stanford
11. South Carolina image Nick Muse*, TE, South Carolina
Height: 6-4. Weight: 248.
Projected 40 Time: 4.75.
Projected Round (2022): 4-6.
View Ranking History

6/26/21: Muse has flashed some receiving ability for the Gamecocks over the past three seasons even though the Gamecocks have not fielded consistent quarterback play. In his fourth season, Muse could stand to improve his blocking and potentially produce as a receiver if South Carolina can become more effective at throwing the ball.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Sean McKeon, Michigan
  • '19 - Dawson Knox, Ole Miss
12. Illinois image Daniel Barker, TE, Illinois
Height: 6-3. Weight: 251.
Projected 40 Time: 4.7.
Projected Round (2022): 4-6.
View Ranking History

6/26/21: Barker flashed some receiving ability during the past two seasons and also contributed as a blocker for the Fighting Illini. He has some quickness and athleticism. New head coach Brett Bielema has developed some quality tight ends at his previous coaching stops, and Barker could benefit from Bielema's coaching.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Josiah Deguara, Cincinnati
  • '19 - Zach Gentry, Michigan
13. Virginia Tech image James Mitchell*, TE, Virginia Tech
Height: 6-3. Weight: 255.
Projected 40 Time: 4.75.
Projected Round (2022): 4-6.
View Ranking History

6/26/21: Mitchell showed some nice receiving ability for the Hokies the past two seasons and was dangerous mismatch problem for defenses. As a junior and/or senior, Mitchell could stand to improve his blocking ability for the NFL.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Charlie Taumoepeau, Portland State
  • '19 - C.J. Conrad, Kentucky
14. Florida image Kemore Gamble**, TE, Florida
Height: 6-4. Weight: 248.
Projected 40 Time: 4.78.
Projected Round (2022): 5-7.
View Ranking History

6/26/21: Gamble would have been a starter at most schools, but he was stuck behind Kyle Pitts, who dominated college football over 2019 and 2020. Gamble flashed in a backup role in 2020 and has the potential to be a riser as a junior and senior. He has a thick build to block with some quickness, athleticism, and size to contribute as a receiver.





Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Matthew Wilkerson, Edward Waters
  • '19 - Kendall Blanton, Missouri
15. San Diego State image Daniel Bellinger*, TE, San Diego State
Height: 6-5. Weight: 248.
Projected 40 Time: 4.75.
Projected Round (2022): 6-FA.
View Ranking History

6/26/21: Bellinger is a big-bodied tight end who flashed enough receiving ability the past two seasons to make it on to NFL teams' preseason watch list. He could rise if he can show more mismatch receiving ability in the 2021.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Devin Asiasi, UCLA
  • '19 - Drew Sample, Washington
16. Nevada image Cole Turner*, TE, Nevada
Height: 6-6. Weight: 236.
Projected 40 Time: 4.75.
Projected Round (2022): 6-FA.
View Ranking History

6/26/21: Turner enjoyed a breakout 2020 season and was a dangerous red-zone weapon for the Wolf Pack. To go along with receiving ability, Turner has good length and the room to add weight to his frame. He is a sleeper who could rise.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Jacob Breeland, Oregon
  • '19 - Tommy Sweeney, Boston College
17. Utah image Brant Kuithe*, TE, Utah
Height: 6-1. Weight: 233.
Projected 40 Time: 4.8.
Projected Round (2022): 7-FA.
View Ranking History

6/26/21: Kuithe was a solid receiving tight end for the Utes over the past three seasons. If he were bigger, he would be rated higher, but he lacks the height and weight of the vast majority of pro tight ends. Kuithe will probably have to make an NFL roster as a backup tight end who plays the h-back and F - movement - tight end roles.




Other late-round and day three prospects on NFL team's radar according to team sources


Zac Lefebvre, Western Kentucky
Drew Ogletree, Youngstown State
Zaire Mitchell, Notre Dame College
D.J. Coleman, Jacksonville State
Jermaine Curtis, Arizona State
Chigoziem Okonkwo, Maryland
Josh Babicz, North Dakota State
Cole Fortingham, Utah
William Krommenhoek, USC
Peyton Hendershot, Indiana
Thomas Odukoya, Eastern Michigan
Braden Russell, Colorado
Ron Terrell, Utah State
Camren McDonald, Florida State
Cade Brewer, Texas
Gio Fauolo, UNLV


Other late-round and undrafted free agent potential players according to team sources


Ian Friday, Adams State
Matthew Blake, Arkansas
Cortez Washington, Arkansas Monticello
Jake Tonges, California
Jake Hescock, Central Florida
Leonard Taylor, Cincinnati
Dagan Rienks, Colorado Mesa
Malique Carter, Georgia State
Christian Trahan, Houston
Logan Kendall, Idaho
Tanner Taula, Illinois State
Chase Allen, Iowa State
Daniel Imatorbhebhe, Kansas State
Justin Rigg, Kentucky
Austin Allen, Nebraska
Garrett Walston, North Carolina
Kealoha Falo, USC
Austin Pope, Tennessee
Jamal Turner, Toledo
Brandon Chapman, Wake Forest
Jace Williams, Washburn
Thomas Cole, West Liberty State
Brett Borske, Western Michigan
J.J. Howland, Yale


2020 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

2021 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

2022 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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