TE, Davon Drew, East Carolina
|At A Glance|
|Position 1: Tight End||Height: 6-4|
|Position 2:||Weight: 256|
|Projected Round: 7th-FA||40time: 4.78|
|Bench Reps: 17||Vertical: 29.5|
|20yd Split: 2.72||Broad Jump: 9'5"|
|10yd Split: 1.58||20yd Shuttle: 4.66|
|3 Cone Drill: 7.28|
Pros: Good height with long arms, strong biceps and adequate lower body build. Versatile enough to be used outside, in the slot, in motion and on the line. Reliable hands and will snatch the ball outside his frame. Good release off the line, and can use hands to shake off linebackers and get into his route. Will set up out routes well, using his long arms to get separation. Quick enough to threaten the seam and open up underneath routes. Fights off arm tackles and gain additional yardage after the catch. Former quarterback who knows when to sit down in zones and works to make himself available. Very willing run and pass blocker, giving good effort.
Cons: Body type somewhere between a receiver and tight end. Will be better as a H-back in the pros. Only average straight-line speed and does not separate from quicker linebackers. Potentially good blocker but needs a lot of technique work. Lunges in his in-line blocks, gets ripped too easily and loses his balance. Blocks downfield but does not always hit his target or sustain well as he fails to use his hands or move his feet. Will lower the shoulder instead of sustaining when in a fullback mode inside. Needs work on his route running - doesn't sink his hips and will round off his cuts.
Scouting Reports and Offsite Links:
- "I think I am right where I need to be. I am doing what I am capable of doing," Drew said. "It is a big dream of mine, and it is something I look forward to doing. I am just going to keep doing what I do and come out and trying to get better."
Drew, who is majoring in management of recreation facilities and services, will graduate from East Carolina in December. If he doesn't reach his goal of playing in the NFL, he plans on helping the youth of New Bern. [see more...]
- Drew took advantage of ECU's climb to national prominence early in the season to improve his draft stock. The honorable mention All-Conference USA pick is an ideal H-back candidate because of his size and receiving skills (43 catches for 695 yards and three scores). Came to college a successful high school quarterback out of North Carolina and played quarterback his first two seasons at ECU, so he's still learning his new position. Scouts think his best football is yet to come. [see more...]