Ben Koyack- Tight end- Notre Dame
Size: 6’5 255lbs

2011 stats1 catch5 yards0 TDs
2012 stats3 catches39 yards 0 TDs
2013 stats10 catches171 yards3 TDs
2014 stats30 catches317 yards5 TDs

Strengths:

  • Good size
  • Good hands- large and strong
  • Great run blocker
  • All-out effort
  • Decent routes
  • Versatile- H-back role in NFL

Analysis: Koyack has the ideal size NFL teams are looking for in the tight end position. He has extremely large hands that equally strong, which can make him a red-zone target at the next level. He is a better blocker than receiver, and will earn playing time early in his career due to his blocking. He can secure the edge against defensive ends and successfully get to the second-level to block linebackers. He gives all-out effort 100% of the time.

Need to improve:

  • Speed- will not outrun defenders
  • Will not make defenders miss
  • Only one-year starter
  • Upright runner

Analysis: Koyack only has one full season as a starter at Notre Dame, but performed very well in that lack of playing time. It will not show up statistically, because he was under-utilized in the passing game, only catching 44 balls in his four-year career with the Fighting Irish. Ben is still learning the tight end position, and can drastically progress in the receiving game, making him somewhat valuable in this weak tight end draft class. Koyack can sustain a long NFL career if he can stay healthy. Look for Koyack’s draft stock to begin to rise the closer it comes to draft day.

Round prediction: 3-4

NFL Comparison: Chris Cooley (but Koyack’s a better blocker)

Dan SchalkAnalysisFootballNCAAFNFLNFL DraftNFL Draft,Notre DameBen Koyack- Tight end- Notre Dame Size: 6'5 255lbs Strengths: Good size Good hands- large and strong Great run blocker All-out effort Decent routes Versatile- H-back role in NFL Analysis: Koyack has the ideal size NFL teams are looking for in the tight end position. He has extremely large hands that equally strong, which can make him...Why go anywhere else for sports and entertainment?