Scouting Report: Jermaine Gresham
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Tight Ends Specific Categories
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Ideal combination of size and speed. Seems very natural as a tight end. Doesn’t fight the ball when catching. Soft, reliable hands. Unafraid to catch in traffic. Can break tackles and make people miss after the catch. Very productive when healthy and always seems to be in the endzone. A threat to stretch the field, but knows how to work the middle and the seams. His size and speed make him a match up problem for defenses. Speed/quickness on film appears to be faster than timed speed.
Only a slightly above average blocker, especially for his size. Not a polished route runner. Seemed to be out of position at times or just not on the same page as the quarterback. Knee injuries are a serious concern. Will sometimes let the pass get into his pads instead of using his hands. Effort when play goes doesn’t involve him is inconsistent.
Gresham is an absolute physical specimen and has the skill set to be a very good tight end in the NFL. His injury concerns are what will drop him on draft day, but if he medically checks out, there’s no reason he shouldn’t be a top 25 pick. Without the knee injury, he probably would have been a top 15 pick and could have gone before Brandon Pettigrew had he come out as a junior. Gresham was arrested for not paying a seat belt ticket but there doesn’t appear to be any serious character concerns. He has room to grow as a blocker and route runner, but if he develops that, he could be a dominate tight end.
Played in every game his first three years at Oklahoma, starting his sophomore and junior seasons. Missed entire senior year with knee injury.
Awards and Honors
2008: 2nd team All-American (AP). 1st team All-Big 12. Finalist for Mackey Award.
2007: Honorable Mention All-Big 12.
Multidisciplinary studies major at Oklahoma.
Was arrested for not paying a seat belt ticket in 2009.
Suffered cartilage damage in right knee before the 2009 season and opted to have season ending surgery to repair it. Also suffered torn ACL in left knee during high school.
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