Jacob Pedersen, TE, Wisconsin


UDFA. Was signed by the Falcons as a UDFA but released in August  Has enough of a combination of blocking and receiving talent that he could stick on a roster.

All-Star Games: Senior Bowl.

Positives: Adequate height and bulk for an H-back. Average hand size. Adequate speed for a tight end. Generally reliable hands and has above-average concentration when a hit is coming. As a run blocker, can seal the edge – improved in Senior Bowl practices and really drove defenders back. Okay pass blocker, but is strong. Was also the fullback on the punt team in college. Adequate hand size.

Negatives: Below-average height and bulk for a tight end. Below-average speed for an H back. Below-average track speed for the position and size. Poor athleticism in Combine drills. Lets a lot of passes get to his body and has trouble extending for passes. Below-average quickness and change-of-direction ability. Below-average routes and is very slow into and out of his breaks. Though he was improved at Senior Bowl practices, he was consistently pushed back as a run blocker or pulled off his feet as a pass blocker in college. Leg injury in September 2013 and missed two games.

Projection: Probably no need to draft him in dynasty leagues.

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