In 2008, Gresham was an elite tight end for one of College Footballs elite programs. He was considered a top 10 pick but that was before he missed all of 2009 with a knee injury.
Standing at 6'5" inches and weighing 260 pounds Gresham suffered a torn ACL before his senior season.
In his junior season, as Heisman trophy winner Sam Bradford's top target, Gresham had 66 receptions for 950 yards and 14 touchdowns. His combined total of 14 touchdowns in '09 and 12 in '08 were five short of Oklahoma's record total of career receptions for touchdowns.
In 2010, Gresham will join the Cincinnati Bengals in their quest to reach the playoffs for the second year in a row.
The Bengals reached the playoffs last year on the back of running back Cedric Benson and their stout defense. The high-flying offense we are used to seeing out of Cincinnati was not there due to a lack of weapons outside of Chad Ochocinco.
The Bengals added Antonio Bryant in free agency and Jordan Shipley in the draft along with Gresham to give Carson Palmer some more weapons to work with.
Carson has never had a talent like Jermaine at tight end before so if he can remain healthy he could prove himself to be very valuable. Therefore giving him a chance to win Rookie of the Year.