NFL Draft

Trey McBride
Team: Colorado State RamsHeight: 6-4 Born: N/A
Position: TEWeight: 260 Hometown: Fort Morgan, Colorado
Class-Eligibility: Jr-Jr

Scouting Report

40 time: 4.69

1st-2nd round

Overview: McBride held power five offers from Colorado and California as a recruit, but he snubbed them in favor of going from Fort Morgan to Fort Collins. He was a dominant high school athlete, setting school records in football, baseball, and basketball. It didn't take long for him to get in the mix for the Rams, and he earned first team All-Mountain West by his second year with the program. He garnered interest as a possible early declaration for the 2021 draft class, but decided to stay in the college ranks. The decision to stay paid off, as he won the John Mackey Award and earned unanimous first team All-American honors to go with a line of 90 receptions and 1,121 receiving yards. He heads to the NFL as the most polished tight end prospect in the class.

Strengths: Natural in-line tight end who has sufficient size to contribute in the run game. Natural weaving through coverage and adjusting his route path without gearing down. Strong upper half allows him to torque defenders out of run lanes and knock them off balance. Powerful after the catch and he can use his size to drag defenders for a ride. Won't get distracted or overwhelmed having to snag passes through contact. Technically sound blocker who keeps his hands and feet working in conjunction. Has great leverage and knee bend. Polished body control when reacting to the ball in the air. Well-rounded player with very few holes in his game. Immediately switches into stride after the catch.

Weaknesses: Athleticism isn't his calling card, and he won't be able to outclass NFL opposition with it. Won't have the raw power to move defensive ends. Lateral agility is average and could cause issues with separating against top tier athletes at linebacker. Gets lost on occasion when looking for blocks at the second level.

Pro Comp: Heath Miller, Retired -- McBride may not be the type of rare receiving target that creates mismatches against all opponents or the dominant blocker that serves as an extra tackle, but he's as complete as it gets for the draft class. He can be a long term starter and a quarterback's best friend.

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