clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

TE, Ryan Purvis, Boston College

TE, Ryan Purvis, Boston College

At A Glance
Position 1: Tight End Height: 6-4
Position 2:  Weight:  254
Class:  Senior Age:  
Projected Round:  7th  40time:  4.94
Combine/Proday Results
Bench Reps:  X Vertical:  X
20yd Split:  X Broad Jump:  X
10yd Split:  X 20yd Shuttle:  X
3 Cone Drill:  X  

Pros:  Classic size for the position. Good lateral quickness to escape the jam and accelerates smoothly. Improved as a blocker in 2008. Surprisingly quick to the second level as a run blocker and gives good effort. Flashes lateral quickness as a run blocker and to get off the jam. Secure receiver. Looks the ball into his hands and quickly secures it. Quick to look upfield to generate positive yardage. Fights for extra yardage. Knows where the holes in zone coverage are and has the size and reliable receiving skills to settle there and be a security blanket.

Cons:  roduction dropped dramatically without QB Matt Ryan in 2008. Only marginal initial burst off the snap as a receiving outlet. Flashes lateral quickness to gain separation, but has to rely on sharp route-running due to a lack of explosiveness. Marginal straight-line speed to challenge the seam. Lacks pop and the strength to sustain as an in-line blocker. Lacks athletic upside and might be a finished product.

Around MHR:


Around SBNation:



Scouting Reports and Offsite Links:

  • bviously Purvis can handle catching the ball. At 6-4 and 260 pounds, he is a big target and he has an NFL ready body right now. His blocking is decent, but he will be drafted as a passing catching tight end. Even if the Reinholds, Pennsylvania product has another big year and earns All-ACC honors again, Purvis will need a big Senior Week and combine to move past some of the higher profile tight ends like Travis Beckum and Chase Coffman on NFL team's big board.  [see more...]
  • Had a productive junior year working with former Boston College quarterback Matt Ryan. Showcases good instincts and knows where to sit down in zone coverage. Plucks the ball away from his body and can separate underneath. Possesses good power in his overall frame and really developed as a blocker this past year.  [see more...]
  • Ryan Purvis, TE from Boston College, here to share with you my experiences from my pre-draft preparations. I am currently training at Velocity Sports Performance, in Irvine, California under the direction of Coach Ken Vick and his staff. Working out in sunny southern California definitely beats the snow and cold of New England. Training has been tough and it is starting to become monotonous but I truly believe it’s the people that can stay focused and grind it out when it gets hard that will make it at the professional level. So that is what my main focus has been, not cheating reps and working just as hard now as I did when I first started training on January 5th.  [see more...]