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2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Missouri TE Albert Okwuegbunam

2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Missouri TE Albert Okwuegbunam
Sep 14, 2019; Columbia, MO, USA; Missouri Tigers tight end Albert Okwuegbunam (81) catches a touchdown pass against Southeast Missouri State Redhawks defensive back Lawrence Johnson (13) during the first half at Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report
Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Missouri Tigers

Career Snapshot
Three-year starter who earned Second Team All-SEC honors and caught 26 passes for 306 yards and six touchdowns as a senior in 2019. Earned Second Team All-SEC honors and made 29 receptions for 415 yards and 11 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2017. Made 43 catches for 466 yards and six TDs as a junior. Missed one game in 2019 and four games in 2018 due to shoulder injuries.

Positives
Athletic tight end who plays the position like a receiver. Smart, comes back into the clearing to make himself an available target and works across the field to follow the quarterback. Has a smooth and fluid style, nicely makes the reception on crossing patterns and adjusts to the errant throw.

Extends his hands to snatch the pass away from his frame. Runs sharp routes, separates from defenders and works to keep the play in bounds and pick up yardage after the catch. Very effective whenever the ball is in his hands.

Negatives
Displays average strength and rarely finishes off opponents. Does not always play to his 40 time and shows himself to be a one-speed tight end.

Analysis
Okwuegbunam was very productive for Missouri once he stepped on the field as a freshman, when he was immediately identified as a top prospect for the next level. He has the size and athleticism to play in the NFL, but he must improve his overall strength to develop into a starting tight end.

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