Charlie Gantt Scouting Report

Charlie Gantt

Height: 6’5
Weight: 260
College: Michigan State
40 Time: 4.90
Class: Senior
Stock:
Projected: 5th-6th Round

Stats

2010 – 24 catches, 301 yards, 12.5 avg, 3 TD’s
2009 – 22 catches, 348 yards, 15.8 avg, 2 TD’s
2008 – 19 catches, 302 yards, 15.9 avg, 4 TD’s
2007 –  No stats

Overview:

Charlie Gantt is one of the best blocking tight ends in this years draft. While he does have soft hands and is a reliable pass catches, he’s not the best athlete and will have trouble separating in the NFL. His strengths are clearly his blocking. He is an outstanding blocker, both run and pass blocking, and should stick on a roster in the NFL because of that. He may never be a big name, but he can be a good role player in the NFL.

Scouting Report:

Positives

– Good size
– Strong
– Outstanding blocker
– Gets a good push in the run game
– Is pretty much an extra tackle in the run game
– Locks in and moves defenders
– Good in pass protection
– Has shown the ability to stick with DE’s 1 on 1
– Good inline blocker
– Blocks well on the move
– Mean player, drives his opponents into the ground and doesn’t stop till the whistle blows
– Soft hands
– Is a reliable target in the passing game

Negatives

– Below average athleticism
– Won’t be much of a receiver at the next level
– Isn’t asked to run many routes, especially ones down field
– Lacks burst off the line
– Poor straight line speed
– Will struggle to separate at the next level
– May be limited to just a role player

Skills:
1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

Speed: 1.5
Hands: 3.0
Blocking: 4.0
Body Control: 2.5
Range: 2.0
Pro Potential: 2.5

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