Auden Tate Draft Profile

Auden Tate draft profile

Strengths:

  • Size
  • Body control
  • Leaper
  • Strong hands
  • Touchdown maker
  • Tough–played through separated shoulder in 2017

Analysis: Auden Tate is a large target for any quarterback, who plays to his size and frame. He can stop and open to quarterback faster than expected. Able to body up and box out defenders in space. Body control is outstanding. Can leap and turn in mid-air to make adjustments to ball. Able to catch over cornerbacks and snare back shoulder throws. Extends long arms from tall frame to stab high throws that appear destined to become incompletions. His strong hands allow him to pluck the ball away from defenders. He averaged a touchdown in every four catches he made–a true touchdown maker. He played through a separated shoulder in 2017 and still put up solid numbers.

Weaknesses:

  • Speed issues
  • Slow to accelerate
  • Can he beat press coverage?
  • Struggles to create separation consistently
  • Deals with contested catches due to lack of separation

Analysis: Auden Tate is slow and will never be looked at as fast. He’s even slower getting off the line and will struggle mightily at the next level against press coverage. Due to that, NFL teams will gameplan to press Tate consistently throughout his NFL career. He is a high-cut, long strider. Can’t sink into breaks and is slow-footed getting in and out of breaks. Separation windows close quickly. Won’t be able to create vertical separation. Sees high percentage of contested catches.

What the scouts say: “He looks like he’s dragging a sled when he runs, but they swear he will run faster than people think. There is some hype on him so I guess we will see when he works out.” — NFC regional scout

Size: 6’5 225lbs

Draft Rank: Outside Top 10 WR’s

NFL Comparison: Limas Sweed

Draft Projection: Round 4-5

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