Felger & Mazz

Felger & Mazz

Felger & Mazz

The Felger and Mazz Big Board is officially back for the 2024 NFL Draft! With the New England Patriots slated to draft at 3rd overall in this year’s draft, the Big Board will be more important than ever before! Here’s a look at the Tight Ends that were hit on the Big Board! 

 

But before this year’s selections at Tight Ends, here’s a look at who the Big Board has hit on in the past!

Jake Bequette – Defensive End – Arkansas – 2012 NFL Draft – 3rd round 90th overall 

Aaron Dobson – Wide Receiver – Marshall – 2013 NFL Draft – 2nd round 59th overall 

Jimmy Garoppolo – Quarterback – Eastern Illinois – 2014 NFL Draft- 2nd round 62nd overall (shown below)

FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 10: Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the New England Patriots prepares to throw against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first half of a preseason game at Gillette Stadium on August 10, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA – AUGUST 10: Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the New England Patriots prepares to throw against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first half of a preseason game at Gillette Stadium on August 10, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Trey Flowers – Defensive End – Arkansas – 2014 NFL Draft – 4th round 101st overall

Cyrus Jones – Cornerback & Special Teams – Alabama – 2016 NFL Draft – 2nd round 60th overall 

Jacoby Brissett – Quarterback – North Carolina State – 2016 NFL Draft – 3rd round 91st overall 

Isaiah Wynn – Offensive Lineman – Alabama – 2018 NFL Draft – 1st round 23rd overall 

N’Keal Harry – Wide Receiver – Arizona State University – 2019 NFL Draft – 1st round 32nd overall 

JoeJuan Williams – Cornerback – Vanderbilt – 2019 NFL Draft – 2nd round 45th overall 

Christian Barmore – Defensive Tackle – Alabama – 2021 NFL Draft – 2nd round 38th overall 

Cameron McGrone – Linebacker – Michigan – 2021 NFL Draft – 5th round 177th overall 

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FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – DECEMBER 03: Cole Strange #69 of the New England Patriots is introduced during the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Gillette Stadium on December 03, 2023 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)

Cole Strange – Offensive Lineman – Chattanooga – 2022 NFL Draft – 1st round 29th overall (shown above)

Pierre Strong Jr.  – Running Back – South Dakota State University – 2022 NFL Draft – 4th round 127th overall 

Keion White – Defensive End – Georgia Tech – 2023 NFL Draft – 2nd round 46th overall

  • Jaheim Bell – Florida State

    Oct 21, 2023; Tallahassee, Florida, USA; Florida State Seminoles tight end Jaheim Bell (6) runs the ball against the Duke Blue Devils in the first half at Doak S. Campbell Stadium. Credit: Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports

    Oct 21, 2023; Tallahassee, Florida, USA; Florida State Seminoles tight end Jaheim Bell (6) runs the ball against the Duke Blue Devils in the first half at Doak S. Campbell Stadium. Credit: Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports

    Here are some strengths and weaknesses courtesy of NFL.com

    Strengths 

    • Runs well to stretch the field both before and after the catch.
    • Toughness to finish contested catches in the middle of the field.
    • Able to create first downs out of catch-and-run throws in heavy traffic.

    Weaknesses

    • Hip tightness shows up in route running and stride length in open field.
    • Turns to quarterback and gears down rather than finishing routes at times.
    • Struggles with instincts and feel as a run blocker.
  • Erick All – Iowa

    IOWA CITY, IOWA- SEPTEMBER 30: Tight end Erick All #83 of the Iowa Hawkeyes breaks a tackle on a touchdown run during the first half against linebacker Jordan Hall #5 of the Michigan State Spartans at Kinnick Stadium on September 30, 2023 in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

    IOWA CITY, IOWA- SEPTEMBER 30: Tight end Erick All #83 of the Iowa Hawkeyes breaks a tackle on a touchdown run during the first half against linebacker Jordan Hall #5 of the Michigan State Spartans at Kinnick Stadium on September 30, 2023 in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

    Here are some strengths and weaknesses courtesy of NFL.com

    Strengths 

    • Agility and athleticism for an expanded route tree.
    • Capable of stretching the field with true West Coast routes.
    • Willing to strike with some force as split-zone and lead blocker.

    Weaknesses

    • Suffered season-ending injuries in back-to-back seasons.
    • Played in just 10 games over the last two seasons.
    • Needs to become more physical to clear himself against handsy coverage.
  • Dallin Holker – Colorado State

    NFL Combine

    INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MARCH 01: Dallin Holker #TE06 of Colorado State participates in a drill during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 01, 2024 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

    Here are some strengths and weaknesses courtesy of NFL.com

    Strengths 

    • Natural athlete in space with good feel for making grabs in traffic.
    • Long arms and big hands improve catch success outside his frame.
    • Body control and focus allowed him to put some highlight-reel grabs on tape.

    Weaknesses

    • Will need to run routes with better focus on maintaining play speed.
    • Will drift on zone routes, causing unnecessary contested catches.
    • Fairly tough but not very dynamic after the catch.

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