6’4” – 253 lbs. – 4.66
Started one of twelve games played as a freshman but did not record any statistics. Started five games as a sophomore but managed just six catches that season, then started the final twenty-six games of his collegiate career, posting similar lines of 24-278-3 and 22-272-2 in his junior and senior campaigns, respectively. Team captain. Came in two inches shorter than his listed height at the Combine but still offers solid size for a pro tight end, with the frame to potentially handle even more bulk; arms measured 33.5” at the Combine, with hands over 9’5” in length. Was primarily used as a blocker at the college level, often taking snaps as an inline “Y” but also lining up in the slot or as an H-Back. The team frequently ran behind him in the run game, where he blocked in a phone booth and also came in motion or was asked to get out in space and lead the way. Chippy, physical player who works hard to sustain through the whistle. Not overwhelmingly powerful and lets his strength be sapped by some balance issues, but has the power in his lower body to successfully anchor against power and wall-off opponents. Places his hands high and inside and demonstrates good leg drive after contact to try and generate some push. Was often retained in pass protection and looks comfortable using his lateral quickness to mirror opposing defensive ends and ride them wide of the passer. Despite being a big target and having very impressive athletic testing at the Combine in Indianapolis (36.5” vertical, 10’1” broad jump), didn’t look like a particularly dynamic receiver at the college level. Ran a pretty basic route tree and was more often an afterthought or safety valve than one of the primary targets on passing snaps. Pretty smooth accelerator when releasing from H-Back looks but didn’t threaten teams much down the seams during the games reviewed. One of the stiffer tight ends in this year’s class. Based on what he put on tape this past season, would have regarded him as a blocking specialist who plays with effort and physicality but needs to clean up his balance to improve his ability to sustain through the whistle. After his pre-draft workouts, however, there’s a chance some teams will see him as someone who didn’t get a chance to demonstrate his receiving ability in college and draft him higher than his tape would suggest.
TE Foster Moreau, Louisiana St.
6’4” – 253 lbs. – 4.66