Scouting Report: Golden Tate

Written by Rob Engle on April 21, 2010




Golden Tate


Position: WR School: Notre Dame
Height: 5’10 1/4 Weight: 199 lbs
Class: Junior 40 time: 4.43

Overall Grade:

6.31

Draft Projection:

2nd Round


Non-position specific categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 4
Speed 8 7
Quickness/Agility 10 6
Strength/Explosion 10 9
Athletic Ability 8 7
Durability 8 7.5
Character 6 5
Production/Experience 6 4.5
Toughness 8 8
Potential 10 7


Wide Receiver Specific Categories

Category

Max. Value

Grade

Route Running 10 7.5
Hands 10 5
Blocking 4 3.5
Short Routes 8 6
Deep Routes 8 6.5
Elusiveness/YAC 8 7.5



Explanation of Player Grading System


Strengths

Very physical receiver. Made a lot of big plays and was Jimmy Clausen’s favorite target in an offense with other talented players. Great after the catch and has a running backs mentality. Pretty good route runner but he looks stiff on some routes. Good blocker. Ran the ball from the wildcat a lot and actually showed the ability to move people. Great at the jump ball.

Weaknesses

A body catcher and does not have natural hands. Not a great athlete- pretty stiff. Potential is limited.

Analysis

Because he’s a body catcher, he probably will never be an elite number 1 target which is why his value slips to the 2nd round. Looks like a running back out of position at times. May not contribute much his first year since he isn’t a good option in the slot.

Experience

Began starting during his sophomore season.

Awards and Honors

2009: n/a
2008: n/a
2007: n/a

Academics

Sociology major at Notre Dame.

Injuries

No history of major injuries.


Receiving Stats
Year Rec Yards Avg Long TD Rush Yards TD
2009 93 1496 16.1 78 15 25 186 2
2008 58 1080 18.6 69 10 5 37 1
2007 6 131 21.8 43 1 1 4 0



Highlight/Lowlight Video – from our friends at Pro Draft Party




httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvGvj_JTiuc





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Rob Engle

Rob Engle scouted privately starting in 2004. Rob participated in an internship with the Baltimore Ravens scouting department and is continuing his professional career by attending Miami University (Ohio) to obtain a degree in Strategic Communication. Rob is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America. See all posts by Rob Engle.