TE, Kory Sperry, Colorado State
|At A Glance|
|Position 1: Tight End||Height: 6-5|
|Position 2:||Weight: 238|
|Projected Round: 7th-FA||40time: 4.70|
|Bench Reps: 20||Vertical: 33.5|
|20yd Split: 2.71||Broad Jump: 10'2"|
|10yd Split: 1.60||20yd Shuttle: 4.24|
|3 Cone Drill: 7.00|
Pros: Lanky, athletic build with room for additional muscle mass without a significant loss of quickness. Versatile athlete capable of lining up as a traditional tight end, H-back or even split out wide. Good initial burst to get off the snap. Gains a clean release off the line of scrimmage due to quick hands and agility. Good straight-line speed to challenge the seam. Natural receiver. Big, soft hands to make the secure catch. Rare body control for a player his size. Can contort in space to make the difficult grab. Can track the ball over either shoulder. Good quickness off the snap to get to the second level as a run blocker. Has the lateral agility to remain square to the defender in space.
Cons: Only lined up in the traditional three-point stance half of the time and may struggle to make the transition to a more traditional pro-style offense. Inconsistent effort as a blocker, ducking his head too often in space and lacks the physical strength and technique to contribute much in this area. Relies on his athleticism, rather than sound route-running, to get open. Has to prove he's 100 percent recovered from the torn ACL that limited him to only two games in 2007.
From "Extra Credit: Scouting TEs":
Homegrown boy, he has decent size and speed. His ball catching ability could come up a bit, but that could just be a time and effort thing for his future team. He wouldn't require a high pick and could very well land on a team looking to add great depth.
Scouting Reports and Offsite Links:
- Sperry, who posted outstanding times at last month's NFL combine, several of which were the best performances among invited tight ends, chose not to participate in any of the tests Tuesday. He did catch passes from Farris, and ran routes, at the end of the day.
Representatives from the Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants, Cincinnati Bengals and Denver Broncos, as well as longtime scout Kent McCloughan from the Oakland Raiders, were in attendance. The day began at Moby Arena with meetings and personnel interviews. Then, most of the participating players made their way onto the basketball floor, where scouts collected marks in the broad jump and vertical leap, then moved into the weight room, where players were asked to bench press 225 pounds as many times as possible. Bell reeled off 29 reps in a crowded and boisterous weight room. [see more...]