Kyle Rudolph Scouting Report

Kyle Rudolph

Height: 6’6
Weight: 265
College: Notre Dame
40 Time: 4.75
Class: Junior
Stock:
Projected: 2nd Round

Stats

2010 – 28 catches, 328 yards, 11.7 avg, 3 TD;s
2009 – 33 catches, 364 yards, 11.0 avg, 3 TD’s
2008 – 29 catches, 340 yards, 11.7 avg, 2 TD’s

Overview:

Kyle Rudolph is listed as the #1 TE prospect on a lot of draft websites but he has a lot to prove. For one, he has to prove he can stay healthy. He suffered 2 major injuries in the past 2 years causing him to miss significant time. He’s a great receiver, although not the fastest, and he has a lot of potential as a blocker. He needs to refine his skills before he can make a big impact in the NFL.

Scouting Report:

Positives

– Big frame with great bulk
– Great hands
– Looks the ball in and rarely drops passes
– Adjusts well to poorly thrown balls
– Can make catches over the middle in traffic
– Will present a lot of mis-matches due to his size and strength
– Hard to bring down in the open field
– Has the potential to be a great in-blocker
– Strong and keeps his feet moving
– Big redzone threat
– Good character player with a good work ethic

Negatives

– Didn’t have great production
– Doesn’t have great speed
– Lacks a good burst
– Rounds off a lot of his routes
– Needs work on his blocking technique
– Plays with poor leverage at times
– Serious injury concerns (surgery on shoulder and hamstring)

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

Speed: 2.5
Hands: 4.0
Blocking: 2.5
Body Control: 4.0
Range: 2.5
Pro Potential: 4.0

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