Ben Koyack (Notre Dame) – 6050, 249. His fringe athletic ability was on display during the week. Lacks the pop and hip snap as a blocker. Struggled blocking in one-on-one matchups. Showed some stiffness and was deliberate in his routes. Not a big run after catch receiver. Casey Pierce (Kent State) – 6030, 244. Moves well in space. Good ball skills in a congested area. Has some run after catch ability. A good week of practice tracking the ball over his head and catching the ball out and away from his frame. Nick Boyle (Delaware) – 6040, 267. Moved well during the week. A big man who is a consistent inline blocker and catches the ball well in his hands. He did have a few drops during the week trying to run before he caught the ball. Runs good routes and knows how to get open. CJ Uzomah (Auburn) – 6050, 263. Utilized as a blocker most of the week. Inconsistent ball skills in traffic. Can track and make the overhead catch without losing speed. Played on the line or in the slot as a flex tight end. Devin Mahina (BYU) – 6060, 256. Big target with a good frame and catch radius. Has focus and ball skills in traffic. Limited athletically. Long arms (33 ¾”) and big hands (10 ¼”). Lacks the speed to threaten defenses vertically. Clive Walford (Miami) – 6040, 254. An athletic tight end who made several good catches during Wednesday’s practice. He missed the Hurricanes’ bowl game with knee surgery but played well during the week of the Senior Bowl. Mismatched when split out against corners.
EAST-WEST SHRINE GAME
Khari Lee (Bowie State) – 6041, 267. Demonstrated soft natural hands for an inline blocking tight end. Was the buzz of the Medal of Honor Bowl game and was added to the Shrine roster after Louisville’s Gerald Christian and Arkansas’ AJ Derby withdrew due to injuries. Wes Saxton (South Alabama) – 6037, 243. A smooth athlete who played H-back in college and needs work as an inline blocker. Was used in the slot and caught only 20 balls in 2014 after catching 50 the previous year. Runs like a wide receiver playing tight end. Has the speed to split Cover 2. Blake Bell (Oklahoma) – 6063, 263. A big athlete who can run. Bell’s father and uncle both played tight end in the NFL. Needs to work on his blocking, but improved during the week. Struggled to adjust on balls thrown behind him, but generally was smooth and fluid in his movement. MyCole Pruitt (Southern Illinois) – 6024, 254. Is a pass receiving reliable hand catcher who was impressive in 7 on 7 and 11 on 11 drills. He also lined up as an H-back and in the backfield. Naturally strong hands. Made several contested catches in practice.