With the craze over ex-hoopsters still in full swing, players like Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins will still be hot commodities in the 2014 draft.
Seferian-Jenkins (6'6", 276 lbs.) played one year on the hardwood for the Huskies, but he has since blown up as an NFL prospect. First, he won the John Mackey award, which is given to the nation's best tight end. Now, he is projected to be one of the first tight ends scratched off the board next spring.
Although Seferian-Jenkins's junior campaign was less prolific than his sophomore season, the big pass-catcher still set school records for career receptions by a tight end (110), receiving yards by a tight end (1,388) and receiving touchdowns by a tight end (13).
The Husky earned second-team All-Pac-12 honors, as well as a third-team All-America distinction. Seferian-Jenkins' receiving prowess is well-known, but Gil Brandt of NFL.com believes he must improve as a blocker to thrive in the professional ranks.
The Giants will be on the lookout for a bigger, faster tight end than Brandon Myers in the 2014 offseason, according to recently retired offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride (via Ralph Vacchiano on Twitter).
Seferian-Jenkins could be their man.