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At 6’6” 266 pounds, Washington’s Austin Seferian-Jenkins brings a unique combination of size and athleticism to the tight end position. NFL defenses will have a tough time developing a game plan to neutralize someone with this skill set. Because the NFL puts so much focus on offensive mismatches, Seferian-Jenkins will get some top 10 consideration.
His size is only part of the reason Seferian-Jenkins has a solid draft stock. He also possesses strong hands and shows the aggressiveness to attack the ball at its highest point. This gives him the ability to make plays on poorly thrown balls and be a real threat in the red zone.
Seferian-Jenkins isn’t only a pass-catching threat, as he also contributes as a blocker. His long arms help him gain inside hand placement which he uses to seal defenders from the play. He needs to work on getting stronger, but has plenty of potential as a blocker.
Washington has given Seferian-Jenkins an opportunity to contribute on defense. They like to use him at defensive end from time to time. In this role, Seferian-Jenkins shows good explosiveness and balance.
Maturity concerns are the one thing that could keep Seferian-Jenkins from reaching his full potential. He was recently charged with a misdemeanor DUI and now needs to rebuild his image.