On the heels of a disappointing campus pro day workout, the draft process continues for Texas A&M tight end Jalen Wydermyer. With multiple visits and workouts planned ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft, he has a chance to improve his draft stock.
Jalen Wydermyer is set for visits with multiple teams, including Dallas Cowboys and Washington Commanders
Wydermyer, 21, is set for top-30 visits with the Dallas Cowboys, Tennessee Titans, Washington Commanders, according to league sources. He has a private workout with the Indianapolis Colts, per a source. Before the Texas A&M Pro Day, the Dickinson graduate and former blue-chip recruit met with the Cleveland Browns and New Orleans Saints.
Wydermyer, a record-setting tight end for the Aggies who had been ranked as high as a second-round draft target, ran the 40-yard dash in 5.03 seconds Tuesday in College Station. However, he normally runs the 40-yard dash in 4.8 seconds. He did post a 35 1/2″ vertical leap.
It was a rough day for Wydermyer and a costly one. He may need to retest to show he’s more explosive than what he showed NFL personnel, including Texans coach Lovie Smith, Texans general manager Nick Caserio, Miami Dolphins general manager Chris Grier, and Titans general manager Jon Robinson, during the Aggies’ Pro Day.
Wydermyer impressed on the field for Texas A&M
The game film and production are much better than his testing numbers.
Wydermyer caught 40 passes for 515 yards and 4 touchdowns last season and was a finalist for the John Mackey award that went to Colorado State tight end Trey McBride. In 2020, he caught 46 passes for 6 touchdowns.
A three-time All-SEC second-team selection, Wydermyer caught 42 passes for 875 yards and 10 touchdowns as a high school senior. The talented tight end chose the Aggies over Miami on the recruiting trail. In his first year in College Station, he caught 42 passes for 447 yards and 6 touchdowns. Additionally, Wydermyer earned a selection on the SEC All-Freshman team.
Wydermyer declared early after setting school records for tight ends for career receptions, receiving yards, and touchdown catches. He finished with 118 receptions for 1,468 yards and 16 touchdowns.
A three-year starter, Wydermyer still needs to upgrade his pass-blocking skills and be more consistent as a pass catcher. His size, though, at 6-foot-4, 255 pounds, and his ability to make contested catches on jump balls are impressive.