Shortly after declaring for the 2012 NFL draft—a little late, I might add—Orson Charles was considered the top tight end prospect in the draft.
How the times have changed.
An untimely (as if there is ever good timing) DUI arrest caused Charles to see his draft stock plummet a great deal. He also underperformed at the scouting combine in Indianapolis and had a pedestrian pro day in Athens.
So, where is his draft stock right now? Charles is the fourth-ranked tight end on my board behind Coby Fleener, Dwayne Allen and Ladarius Green. He could still probably be drafted in the late second round.
The reason why Charles is still considered a relatively high pick is because he possesses awesome raw talent and looks like another in a long line of new-breed tight ends hitting the National Football League.
This article is going to focus on six strengths and weaknesses as they relate to Charles' game.