Re: 6th round Ryan Griffin TE Uconn
13. RYAN GRIFFIN | Connecticut 6057|254 lbs |5SR Londonderry, NH (Londonderry HS) 1/11/1990 (age 23) #94
2012: (12/11) 29/484/6 PROJECTION: 5th Round
2011: (12/7) 33/499/3 MEASUREABLES: 6057 | 254 | 33” | 9 7-8" | 78 3-4”
2010: (13/8) 31/245/1 PRO DAY: 4.87 40-YD DASH | 1.68 10-YD | 21 REPS | 34.5” V | 9-10 BJ | 7.01 3C | 4.43 SS
2009: (11/10) 23/272/0
STRENGTHS: Passes the eye test…quick hands and length to extend, using very good focus to adjust to off-target throws…nice job locating and going up to get it to bring it down with natural ballskills…good initial quickness and route agility…aggressive blocker in the trenches, playing more disciplined, physical and mean than several OL prospects...tough as nails and gives up his body for the catch or block…managed to be productive for an inconsistent offense and spotty QB play in college.
WEAKNESSES: Leaner-than-ideal frame and has room to add some more bulk and muscle…aggressive and tough, but lacks overpowering strength to sustain blocks long enough…more of a possession target and doesn’t consistently create enough after the catch…still developing as a route runner and plays a little tight and mechanical at times...was never overly productive in college and didn’t lead the team in catches in any of his four seasons in college…only 10 career TDs in 36 starts.
SUMMARY: Was set to play collegiate basketball before New Hampshire and Connecticut offered him a football scholarship...lacks overpowering strength as a blocker, but stays tenacious and square to hold up in pass pro and as a run blocker, earning praise from the coaching staff for his scheme versatility…strong hands and focus to catch everything thrown his way, making smooth adjustments and lining up everywhere on the offense…reliable target w ho projects as a No. 2 TE in the NFL.