Jay Rome

University of Georgia
TE #87
6’6″ 250

Pros:

  • Voted the team’s Most Improved Offensive Player after the end of 2015 Spring practice
  • Former high school basketball player; versatility and athleticism are there
  • Can line up as a fullback or on the LOS
  • Turns up field after the catch
  • Great speed for someone his size
  • Large hands
  • Has NFL size
  • Shows effort and strength in determination in run blocking and pass protection

Cons:

  • Injury-riddled career
  • Raw prospect that will need to show out at Georgia’s Pro Day
  • Blocking needs refinement
  • Lack of talent in the TE class will be a contributing factor as to why he’s drafted

The former Under Armour All-American and number one rated tight end in the 2010 recruiting class didn’t have quite the career many expected, finishing with 38 catches for 398 yards and three touchdowns. At 6’6”, 250 pounds, Rome offers serious upside and also chose to play in the Tropic Bowl this year where he was one of the games’ top performers. Had he been able to stay healthy, he would likely challenge Hunter Henry as the Draft’s best tight end prospect.

Pro comp: Jordan Cameron

Projected draft value: 6th-7th round

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