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Jermaine Gresham

Jermaine Gresham
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Tight End

Oklahoma


College Position: Tight End
School: Oklahoma
Grade: Senior
Height: 6-6
Weight: 258
Birthdate: 06-16-1988
Draft Projection: Late First
Overall Rank: Unranked
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Tight End (1)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2010 Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 1st round with the #21 pick.
It was surprising to see the Bengals pass on Dez Bryant, but the Bengals have not had a quality receiving tight end since Rodney Holman was on the team back in 1992. The Bengals passing game struggled to get on track last season and a tight end who could challenge defenses was partially to blame. Chad Ochocinco and Antonio Bryant are not receivers who work the middle of the field and if healthy Jermaine Gresham should be a matchup nightmare for opposing linebackers. The biggest concerns for the Bengals is whether Gresham can be a factor as a blocker in line and whether offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski will be able to adapt the offense to take advantage of Gresham's receiving prowess.

Strengths

  • Prototypical receiving tight end
  • Good athlete
  • 6'6" frame makes him a tremendous red zone target (14 TDs in 2008)
  • Uses his body well to shield defenders
  • Crisp route runner
  • Excellent ball skills, concentration and body control
  • Adequate blocker
  

Weaknesses

  • Average speed (4.7-4.8 40) could limit his ability to be a threat down the seam
  • Needs to bulk up a little bit without losing speed
  • Missed 2009 with a knee injury - his ability to show he is healed will determine if he is a day one pick
  • Does not have a lot of experience as an in-line blocker

News

Week 8 Pickups of the Week - Oct 23 (Brian Bailey)
Week 4 Pickups of the Week - Sep 25 (Brian Bailey)
Fantasy Football Week 16 Tight End Rankings - Dec 24 (NFL Draft 101 Staff)
Fantasy Football Week 15 Tight End Rankings - Dec 18 (NFL Draft 101 Staff)
Fantasy Football 101: To Start or To Sit Week 14 - Dec 10 (Dan Carey)
Fantasy Football Week 14 Tight End Rankings - Dec 9 (NFL Draft 101 Staff)
Fantasy Football Week 13 Tight End Rankings - Dec 1 (NFL Draft 101 Staff)
Fantasy Football Week 12 Tight End Rankings - Nov 24 (NFL Draft 101 Staff)
Fantasy Football 101: To Start or To Sit Week 11 - Nov 17 (Dan Carey)
Fantasy Football Week 11 Tight End Rankings - Nov 17 (NFL Draft 101 Staff)
Fantasy Football 101: To Start or To Sit Week 10 - Nov 11 (Dan Carey)
Fantasy Football Week 10 Tight End Rankings - Nov 11 (NFL Draft 101 Staff)
Fantasy Football Week 9 Tight End Rankings - Nov 6 (NFL Draft 101 Staff)
Fantasy Football Week 8 Tight End Rankings - Oct 28 (NFL Draft 101 Staff)
Fantasy Football 101: To Start or To Sit - Oct 14 (Dan Carey)
Fantasy Football Week 6 Tight End Rankings - Oct 13 (NFL Draft 101 Staff)
Fantasy Football Week 5 Tight End Rankings - Oct 7 (Doug Lancy)
Fantasy Football Week 4 Tight End Rankings - Oct 1 (Doug Lancy)
Fantasy Football Week 3 Tight End Rankings - Sep 24 (Doug Lancy)
Fantasy Football Week 2 Tight End Rankings - Sep 16 (Doug Lancy)
Fantasy Football 101: 2011 Tight End Rankings - Sep 3 (Doug Lancy)
2011 NFL Draft Recap: AFC North Grades - May 12 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft Debate: Who Should Bengals Take in Round One? - Apr 9 (NFL Draft 101 Staff)
2011 NFL Draft Preview: Tight End - Mar 30 (Jared Counterman)
2011 NFL Draft Pick Analysis: Which Positions Provide the Best Value - Mar 17 (Fran Duffy)
NFL Draft Slot Analysis: Do First Round Draft Slots Matter - Mar 13 (Fran Duffy)
Fantasy 101: Week 15 Pickups and Other Quick Hits - Dec 12 (Chris Maier)
Fantasy 101: Week 11 Pickups and Other Quick Hits - Nov 14 (Chris Maier)
Fantasy 101: Week 9 Pickups and Other Quick Hits. - Oct 31 (Chris Maier)
Fantasy Football 101: Risers and Fallers - Aug 30 (Chris Maier)
Fantasy Football 101: 32+ Thoughts As Drafts Come Into Focus - Aug 22 (Chris Maier)
2010 Pre-Season All Offensive Rookie Team - Aug 4 (Dan Wernery)
Fantasy Football 101: 2010 Sleepers - Aug 1 (Chris Maier)
Fantasy Football 101: 2010 Tight End Rankings #21 - 40 - Jul 26 (Chris Maier)
Fantasy Football 101: 2010 Tight End Rankings #1 - 20 - Jul 25 (Chris Maier)
Fantasy Football 101: 2010 Quarterback Rankings #1 - 20 - Jul 4 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: PRE-Pre-Season All_Rookie Team - Offense - May 15 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft Grades: AFC North - Apr 29 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: At First Glance - Winners and Losers - Apr 24 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Raul Colon's Mock Draft - Final Edition - Apr 21 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Dan Wernery Plays GM for AFC Teams - Apr 6 (Dan Wernery)
Tim Tebow and the Florida Pro Day: How Did They Do? - Mar 17 (Chris Maier)
2010 Intersite NFL Mock Draft - Mar 16 (Chris Maier)
Bengals Sign WR Antonio Bryant: The Draft Effect - Mar 12 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Scouting Combine Buzz: Offensive Lineman and Tight Ends - Feb 27 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Scouting Combine Quick Hits: Jimmy Clausen Measures Up - Feb 26 (Chris Maier)
2009-10 Bowl Game Preview: Rose Bowl - Dec 31 (Dan Wernery)
2010 Post-Thanksgiving Mock Draft - Two Rounds - Nov 28 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Mid Season Mock Draft - Oct 24 (Dan Wernery)
Feeling a Draft: Sam Bradford at a Crossroads - Oct 20 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Mock Draft - An Early Look - Sep 30 (Chris Maier)
Conference Previews:Big 12 - Jul 19 (Josh Moellman)
2010 NFL Draft: Top 10 TE prospects - Jul 5 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Mock Draft - A First Look - May 19 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Scouting Combine Buzz: Offensive Lineman and Tight Ends - Feb 21 (Chris Maier)
NFL Draft Bites: Surprise Returns Highlight Declaration Day - Jan 15 (Chris Maier)
Sam Bradford Says No to NFL Draft - Jan 14 (Chris Maier)
BCS National Title Game: Draft Stocks to Watch - Jan 6 (Chris Maier)
Pre-Bowl Game 2009 NFL Mock Draft (2 Rounds) - Dec 12 (Chris Maier)
2009 Draft: Top 10 TE Prospects - Jun 17 (Dan Wernery)

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