Tight End Film Notes: Senior Bowl

Brian Linthicum - Michigan State

The following notes of note are snippets that were taken at live practices, practice tape and game tape. Ourlads NFL Scouting Services studied over 600 players from seven college all-star games. The Senior Bowl: Michael Egnew (Missouri) – 6052, 251. A big target who catches the ball in his hands. Occupies linebackers as a blocker. Will struggle with big, on the line, defensive ends. Competitive with excellent hand quickness. Good concentration to reach and extend for the ball. He is a unique and athletic weapon. Emil Igwenagu (Massachusetts) – 6011, 245, arms 33 1/8”, wing span 80 3/8”. Played in the Shrine Game. Impressed in Tuesday’s practice with his ability to block as a tight end and at fullback. He is also a capable hand catcher. Brian Linthicum (Michigan State) – 6036, 249. Is a competitive receiver who will catch the ball in a congested area. Knows how to get open and runs good routes. Strong run after catch ability. Will drop his head on blitz pickup at times. Rarely drops a ball in his hands. Can pluck the ball. Ladarius Green (Louisiana-Lafayette) – 6056, 237, hands 10”, wing span 81 ¾”. Is a raw route runner who is a good athlete that looks more like an angular slot receiver. Needs more strength as a blocker. Deangelo Peterson (LSU) – 6027, 230. A former wide receiver who outgrew his position. Has the speed to threaten the safeties in Cover 2. Competes for the ball in a crowd. Lacks strength to be an in-line blocker. Gets bounced around. Brad Smelley (Alabama) – 6017, 233. Good effort player with athletic ability and a fringe skill set for an NFL Hback. Will lay out and adjust to an off target pass. Not a big target as a receiver. Works to play with leverage as a blocker, but struggles to control defender.

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