The use of players at the tight end position is one of the confusing aspects of college football. Even when there are extreme differences in offensive scheme, most other positions look fairly similar across the country. However, with tight ends that isn’t the case. There are slot tight ends, exclusive in-line blockers, H-backs, pro-style tight ends, and more. That makes analyzing and projecting their future professional success possibly more difficult than any other position.
Every once in a while a prospect makes it easy for us by possessing just about everything you want in a tight end. What does that player look like? They’re incredibly productive statistically, a fantastic athlete, can block, catch, run routes, and line up anywhere an offense would want them. This year, that tight end is Dallas Goedert, South Dakota State.