Ben Sinnott’s Draft Profile | Kansas State, TE Scouting Report

With his scouting report, Kansas State's Ben Sinnott profiles as one of the most versatile TE prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft. How high will he go?

Past the top of the board, there’s very little consensus cohesion for the 2024 NFL Draft TE class. But it’s hard to argue against Kansas State’s TE Ben Sinnott and his NFL translatability.

What does Sinnott’s scouting report say about his appeal at the next level?

Ben Sinnott Draft Profile and Measurements

  • Height: 6’4″
  • Weight: 254 pounds
  • Length: 32″
  • Wingspan: 78 1/8″
  • Hand: 9 3/8″
  • Position: Tight End
  • School: Kansas State
  • Current Year: Redshirt Junior

Coming out of high school in Waterloo, Iowa, Sinnott was a zero-star recruit who had to carve out a place on Kansas State’s roster as a walk-on. Now, he’s a likely Day 2 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, who’s coming off a season as a Mackey Award semifinalist.

At this point, the results speak loudly in Sinnott’s favor. After being used primarily as a fullback in 2021, he emerged as a quality receiving weapon with 31 catches for 447 yards and four scores in 2022.

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Then, in 2023, Sinnott became one of the most productive TE prospects in the nation, with 49 catches for 676 yards and six scores. Sinnott ultimately earned an invite to the Reese’s Senior Bowl, where he only continued to impress evaluators.

Now, in a TE class that appears unsettled past Georgia’s Brock Bowers, Sinnott has the tools to be an early-impact player for one NFL team.

Sinnott’s Scouting Report

Strengths

  • Sports a well-built, compact frame with great overall mass.
  • Fleet-footed accelerator with rapid movement to quickly stress defenders vertically.
  • Relatively elastic, energetic, and flexible athlete for his size, with great sinking capacity.
  • Has the short-area flexibility to stack sharp direction changes in succession.
  • Has enough speed to stretch seams vertically and splice his way open past zone DBs.
  • Can separate independently with angle freedom, route tempo, and deliberate fakes.
  • Actively weaponizes agility and foot speed on stutter steps, off-setting DBs at stems.
  • Has a vast route tree for a TE, as well as usage flexibility across all alignments.
  • Natural contortionist in-stride, who also flashes high-level instincts on difficult catches.
  • Very natural hands-catcher extending beyond his frame, with clutch focus and resolve.
  • Can vary his hand technique, placement, and lean based on defender leverage.
  • Effectively and authoritatively uses targeted physicality to pry past DBs at stems.
  • Physical RAC threat with great contact balance, leg churn, and urgency moving upfield.
  • The versatile blocker can be used as an H-back, on motions, pulling, or leading in space.
  • Alert, technically sound blocker whose flexibility allows for quick angle correction.

Weaknesses

  • Middling length can limit his catch radius on high passes at times.
  • Doesn’t quite have elite explosiveness and can’t always create separation out of stems.
  • Doesn’t have the elite sink on whip routes and delayed digs, experiencing hitches at times.
  • Is occasionally over-reliant on shoves and physicality to separate versus man coverage.
  • At times, can better use his explosiveness to press into stems before sinking laterally.
  • Can be prone to occasional focus drops when gathering passes over the middle.
  • Sometimes comes overtop high passes too much, causing instability with his hands.
  • At times, lacks the hand strength to maintain possession when directly contested.
  • Lacks quantifiably elite creative freedom and evasive ability as a RAC threat.
  • Anchor strength and power exertion as a blocker can still improve.
  • At times, lurches past his center of gravity as a blocker to compensate for length.

Current Draft Projection and Summary

Sinnott grades out as a top-75 prospect in the 2024 NFL Draft, worthy of mid-to-late Day 2 consideration. He’s in contention for one of the top tight end spots behind Georgia’s Brock Bowers, and he should be a quality offensive contributor early on in his career.

Sinnott’s profile is one of the most well-rounded at TE in recent memory, and that includes previous drafts. He might not be quantifiably elite in any one area, but he’s a smooth and energetic athlete with good explosiveness and speed, a nuanced route runner with a vast route tree, and a capable hands-catcher with sharp instincts.

What separates Sinnott from the rest of the 2024 NFL Draft TE class, however, is his complete, all-encompassing usage versatility. He can line up in-line, in the slot, in stacked alignments, and at H-back in the backfield. From any spot, his route tree makes him an unpredictable cover, and he can be weaponized as a blocker through motions as well.

There are still ways for Sinnott to keep improving. While he has good targeted physicality, finishing through contact can be an issue. He also has room to press and sink on sharper route transitions more efficiently and can improve his play strength as a blocker.

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Nevertheless, Sinnott profiles as a high-floor TE prospect with TE2 utility immediately in his NFL career. And although he doesn’t quite have elite athletic upside, the ability is there to be a quality starter and TE1, with the usage versatility to thrive in modern offenses and be an asset on every down.

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