Charles is a talented athlete who fits the mold of the in vogue move TE of the game. There are some questions about aspects of his game and he lacks consistency, but if used correctly, he can be a dynamic weapon. As a prospect, he should be viewed similarly to Aaron Hernandez, although he isn’t as polished as Hernandez was.
Charles possesses a very athletic and physical build. He has a great burst off the line and uses his arms to disrupt defenders when coming off the line. Charles reaches his top speed quickly and frequently runs by safeties or linebackers on vertical or crossing routes. He is willing to extend his arms to make catches and has the ability to make difficult catches. Charles isn’t overly shifty with the ball in his hands, but he runs hard and is tough to take down. Sits into his blocks nicely and shows some tenacity when blocking.
While Charles gives effort in his blocking, he really struggles to latch on to a defender and can be overwhelmed at the POA due to a lack of power. As far as the receiving aspect of his games goes, he struggles with inconsistencies. His route running isn’t the cleanest, and will put easy catches on the ground too often.