Draft Profile: TE Pat Freiermuth, Penn St.

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Pos. TE
Ht. 6’5″
Wt. 251
Class: 3JR
College. Penn St.
DOB: 10/25/98

Stats/Accolades/History:
2018: 13 games. 26 rec, 368 yards, 8 TDs
2019: 13 games. 43 rec, 507 yards, 7 TDs
2020: 4 games. 23 rec, 310 yards, 1 TD
Misc Stats.

Accolades. 2019 Second-team All-Big Ten, 2020 First-team All-Big Ten

Injury History. Left the game with an apparent head injury vs Idaho in 2019. A shoulder injury ended his 2020 campaign after 4 games.

History. Four-star recruit from North Andover, MA. Five-year letterman at The Brooks School, where he played Tight End and Linebacker, as well as a standout basketball player.

Strengths: Prototype size. Good athlete for his size. Deceptive long speed. Former hooper, that’s footwork really shows up on tape. Big target, that understands how to use his body to shield defenders. Large catch radius. Soft, strong hands. Hard to bring down for secondary players when he’s rumbling down field. Reliable blocker in the run game, with high upside there. Understands coverages, good football awareness. Can line up in-line and in the slot. Great character. Two-time team captain.

Weaknesses: Could stand to get stronger. Not an athletic freak by any means. Speed takes a little bit of time to build up. Average explosion at best. Athletic linebackers could give him some fits. Can do a better job separating. Route running could be cleaned up a little.

Overview. A high-floor tight end that can do it all. He’s more of a traditional tight end, he can block and play in-line, but also be split out in the slot. He’s a solid starter, that could turn into a pro bowl player. He’ll never be a top tight end, but his floor is a really good 2nd option in a two-tight end set.

Evaluation based on. Ohio St. 19′, Memphis 19′, Nebraska 20′,

Draft Projection: 2nd Round Pick

Draft Grade: 5.74

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