Seahawks, 5th round. Rice: Good height and adequate bulk. Average hand size.
Positives: Athletic — has been drafted by Blue Jays for baseball and the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL for football. Above-average routes. Fair run blocker when he can just drive straight ahead. Above-average hands catcher with soft hands that can extend.
Negatives: Had an injured ankle in 2012 that limited him. Below-average speed. Doesn’t slide well laterally while run blocking and will have trouble with quick rushers.
Projection: Will probably battle with Anthony McCoy for snaps but has the tools to win out and eventually be a solid starter in the league. No need to draft, but could eventually be a TE2.