TE, Bear Pascoe, Fresno State
|At A Glance|
|Position 1: Tight End||Height: 6-5|
|Position 2:||Weight: 251|
|Projected Round: 6th-7th||40time: 4.96|
|Bench Reps: X||Vertical: 28.5|
|20yd Split: 2.87||Broad Jump: 8'11"|
|10yd Split: 1.69||20yd Shuttle: 4.56|
|3 Cone Drill: 7.65|
Pros: Good frame for the position. Good bulk and overall strength as a blocker. Uses his hands and leverage well as a blocker and provides as much effort as a blocker as he does as a receiver. Puts smaller defenders on their back and plays through the whistle. Able to reach linebackers at the second level. Former quarterback who understands where the holes are on the defense. Solid route-running in the short to intermediate zones. Uses his body to shield defenders. Natural hands catcher who can who fight for the ball and can track over his shoulder. Bullish runner who fights for extra yardage.
Cons: Not an elite athlete in the Kellen Winslow mold. Lacks the straight-line speed to threaten the seam against NFL talent. Takes a few steps to get to top speed. Flashes the ability to make tough receptions with defenders draped over him, but needs to continue to work in this area. Leans forward when blocking, and needs to improve his balance facing stronger defenders. Defensive backs use their quickness to elude him while blocking in the open field.
You could make an argument that the toughest player in this year's draft is Fresno State TE Bear Pascoe. His given name is McKenna Sean Pascoe (son of Sean Pascoe, the former Colorado State linebacker), but his relatives insist that the nickname came as an infant when they noted his size and said that he "came out growling". He's now 6'5" and 260 pounds. As a ball player, Pascoe is said to lack subtlety. He lacks top-end speed. He doesn't care, either. He isn't interested in running away from linebackers and defensive backs. He prefers just running them over. Gifted with excellent hands, a nasty football demeanor and top skills as a blocker, McKenna Bear Pascoe is the total package for those who are looking for a tight end who's both ravenous and skilled.
Scouting Reports and Offsite Links:
- Pascoe was not as pleased with his showing at the combine. In Indy, he ran a 4.95-second 40-yard dash. On Wednesday, Pascoe improved his time to a 4.82 second 40, which could make the difference in a signing bonus or a spot on the practice squad.
“I felt that I did very good [at the pro day],” Pascoe said. “I improved my times from Indy and that was my main goal.” [see more...]
- Is a powerful, well-built tight end with a solid frame and good strength as a blocker. Showcases good technique and does a nice job getting his hands inside and driving defenders down the field. Is a former QB who knows how to find soft spots in zone coverage. A clean route runner underneath. [see more...]
- McKenna "Bear" Pascoe is a throwback tight end with good receiving skills to move the chains as well as the size and strength to contribute as a run blocker. He had 85 catches for 953 yards and eight touchdowns over the past two seasons, earning first-team All-WAC in 2007 and second-team honors as a senior. He earns his nickname by running tough after contact and doubling as an award-winning cowboy (calf roping). Also a standout special team performer, Pascoe blocked six kicks over his career, including two in 2008. [see more...]