TE, Jared Bronson, Central Washington
|At A Glance|
|Position 1: Tight End||Height: 6-4|
|Position 2:||Weight: 253|
|Projected Round: 7th-FA||40time: 4.70|
|Bench Reps: X||Vertical: 32.5|
|20yd Split: 2.70||Broad Jump: 9'8"|
|10yd Split: 1.60||20yd Shuttle: 4.33|
|3 Cone Drill: 7.15|
Pros: Legitimate NFL build. Good initial quickness off the snap and can elude the jam to gain a clean release. Rare combination of size and straight-line speed. Smooth acceleration. Can sink his hips and generate some burst out of his breaks to separate from the defender. Reliable hands. Looks the pass in to make the secure catch. Good body control to contort in space to make the tough reception. Good hand placement and flashes the upper body strength to provide an initial pop as a run blocker.
Cons: Level of competition is an obvious concern. Ducks his head when blocking at the second level, resulting in missed blocks. Lacks the lower leg drive to gain movement at the point of attack as a blocker. Shoulder injury that resulted in his missing nearly five games in 2008 requires a Combine check.
From "Ranking the NFL Draft 2009 TEs" at Buffalo Rumblings:
Underrated athletically, few talk about this guy because of the "big" names at the position. He's got a higher ceiling than most as a blocker (his frame is better suited for it), but he's much more in the area of the rest of his peers. Still, he seems like a smarter investment as a potential fifth-round pick as opposed to the fourth-round prospects listed above.
Scouting Reports and Offsite Links:
- Has great size/speed combination. Is fast for a TE (4.74) of his size. Very athletic player who has big play potential. Will make incredible catches. A good blocker. Bends his knees well and attacks the point with willingness and desire. Is very raw. Route running need coaching. Level of competition is a concern. Age is also a concern(he will be 24 when the Draft comes). [see more...]
- Displays excellent burst and quickness off the snap for his size. Has the frame and girth to play as a traditional tight end at the next level. Is a flexible athlete with impressive top-end speed for his size and does a nice job sinking his hips and bursting out of his breaks. Is a natural pass catcher who knows how to work the middle of the field. [see more...]
- hat does it take to find that obscure blue chipper? It takes an enthusiasm and an eye for elite talent and the will to go to the outer reaches of the scouting landscape to discover them. Finding that diamond in the rough is what comprises the backbone of a teams' roster on draft day. That means going outside the confines of Division IA talent and walking on the campus of the smaller schools that have solid athletic programs. Mike Reilly and Jared Bronson of Central Washington University of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference are great examples of this process. Reilly and Bronson are just the second and third players in school history to represent Central Washington University in the East-West Shrine game. Mike Band from DraftAce.com considers Reilly and Bronson as "Dark horses" for the NFL draft, but both will still receive a strong look from several teams. [see more...]