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    Terrance Ferguson’s Draft Profile | Oregon, TE Scouting Report

    With his scouting report, Oregon tight end Terrance Ferguson could be one of the hidden gems of the 2025 NFL Draft. Here's what he brings.

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    Last modified on July 5, 2024 | 2:54 PM EDT

    Published on July 5, 2024 | 2:53 PM EDT

    There’s still much more to learn about the 2025 NFL Draft tight end class, but as it stands, Oregon’s Terrance Ferguson could be one of the class’ hidden gems with his scouting report.

    What does Ferguson bring to the table, and can he be an early-round pick?

    Terrance Ferguson’s Draft Profile and Measurements

    • Height: 6’5″
    • Weight: 255 pounds
    • Position: Tight End
    • School: Oregon
    • Current Year: Senior

    Once a four-star recruit from Colorado, Ferguson quickly grew to become an invaluable offensive piece for the Oregon Ducks.

    As a true freshman in Eugene in 2021, Ferguson caught 17 passes for 141 yards and two touchdowns. The following season — catching passes from future first-round pick Bo Nix — Ferguson upped his season totals to 32 catches for 391 yards and five scores.

    In 2023, Ferguson had his best campaign yet, accumulating 416 yards and six TDs on 42 receptions. Not only did he help Dan Lanning and the Ducks achieve one of their best seasons in years, but he also earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors himself.

    Colston Loveland holds the preliminary TE1 mantle heading into the 2025 NFL Draft cycle, but the class is wide open past him. And there’s reason to believe Ferguson is one of the top contenders for another early-round slot.

    Ferguson’s Scouting Report

    Strengths

    • Well-sized TE with stellar height, length, and lean mass.
    • Explosive size-adjusted athlete with impressive stride quickness on acceleration.
    • Has enough speed and bend to curve upfield and disrupt coverage angles off his release.
    • Able to carve up seams, then splice past off-man DBs with well-timed hands and breaks.
    • Flashes good angle freedom for his size, transitioning sharply on outs and corners.
    • Can use his lateral energy, twitch, and intentional head fakes to offset at full speed.
    • Actively uses his frame to lean into seam defenders before cutting sharp route angles.
    • Resolute navigator through contact, who can pry past extensions and find open zones.
    • Supplements euro-steps, angle adjustments with forceful jabs to compound separation.
    • Instinctive catcher who makes tough adjustments over his shoulder to snare passes.
    • Has good hand technique and coordination, as well as the strength to resist contact.
    • Is a formidable red zone threat with his box-out ability, instincts, and sturdy hands.
    • Active, uber-physical blocker who pursues opponents with a wide base and tight hands.
    • Has the alignment versatility to play in-line, big-slot, or motion outside the formation.

    Weaknesses

    • Explosiveness, while very good, is visibly non-elite off the snap.
    • Doesn’t quite have the long speed to gain and sustain vertical separation up the seam.
    • Doesn’t always cut his stems tight enough, letting defenders into his frame off breaks.
    • On occasion, can be more proactive working back to the ball with defenders looming.
    • Contact threats sometimes disrupt his hand-eye coordination and cause bobbled throws.
    • Despite size, doesn’t have great contact balance and can be worked off-balance solo.
    • Has room to improve his play strength to avoid being worked upright by power.
    • Occasionally ducks his head and lurches as a blocker, losing leverage off the snap.
    • As a pass blocker, sometimes neglects to bring his feet with blocks, losing anchor.

    Current Draft Projection and Summary

    Entering the 2025 NFL Draft cycle, Ferguson grades out as a top-75 prospect who could be one of the first TEs selected.

    As it stands, Ferguson is worthy of mid-to-late Day 2 capital, and he could rise farther up the board with another good season.

    At 6’5″ and 255 pounds, Ferguson is an extremely well-rounded TE prospect without many glaring weaknesses. He has size, length, and enough baseline play strength. He’s explosive, has fast feet, is agile, fluid, and physical — and he’s a two-phase asset with physical blocking chops, smooth receiving skills, and unflinching toughness.

    Ferguson might not be the quantifiably elite physical specimen at TE we’ve seen go in Round 1 in past cycles, but he’s assuredly athletic enough to go off the board early, and as a separator, he compounds that athleticism with efficient feet, surgical targeted physicality, and intentional eyes.

    Ferguson’s alignment and usage versatility is another added bonus to his profile. He can line up just about anywhere — in-line, in the slot, in stacked formations, and out wide — and he can be utilized off motions as well.

    Ultimately, Ferguson profiles as a well-rounded and schematically versatile TE. Right away, he can be a solid TE2 in an NFL offense with three-down utility, and he has the athletic ability and receiving chops to eventually become a TE1.

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