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Highest Projection: Late First, Early Second Round
Current Projection: Late Second to Late Third Round
Charles may be the most well-rounded tight end in what is a pretty thin class for the position. He is a bit raw as a route-runner, but with some time, he can become a quality NFL tight end.
However, it is not talent that is the reason for Charles' massive drop in stock. On March 9th, less than two months before one of the biggest days of his life, Charles was charged with a DUI.
Now, Charles is not the only player in this draft with a DUI on his record. Receiver Michael Floyd got one earlier in his college career, but has since shown the maturity and a major attitude change that will allow for scouts to look past it.
Getting a DUI is serious enough in itself, but it is the timing of it that makes it so concerning. Charles could not keep himself clean in the two months of his life where keeping clean is of the utmost importance.
Not only did he show a serious lapse in judgement driving drunk in the first place, but the fact that he was willing to risk everything he worked for in college shows an immense amount of immaturity. He will pay for it on draft day.