Nick O’Leary- Tight end- Florida State
Size: 6’3 252lbs
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2011 stats12 receptions164 yards 1 TD
2012 stats21 receptions282 yards3 TDs
2013 stats33 receptions557 yards7 TDs
2014 stats48 receptions618 yards6 TDs

Strengths:

  • Experienced
  • Versatile- TE/H-back
  • Understands coverages
  • Decent blocker
  • Strong hands- rarely drops passes

Analysis: O’Leary won’t pop off the screen when you look at him in person or even on the football field.  He is a throwback ball player who will outwork and outsmart his opponents to succeed.  Jameis Winston’s security blanket, O’Leary can read coverage’s and find the soft spot in the zone.  When a ball is in the air, O’Leary will make any catch in his radius–rarely drops passes.

Need to improve:

  • Lacks athleticism
  • Lacks elite speed- won’t outrun defenders
  • Not a vertical threat
  • Can get shut down in man coverage

Analysis: O’Leary is an un-athletic tight end; who wins battles with technique and preparation.  Lacking ideal speed, O’Leary will be used in short to mid range passing attacks in the NFL.  Only six of his catches throughout his career at Florida State went longer than 25 yards.  Zero in 2014.  If covered by an athletic linebacker/safety in man coverage, O’Leary lacks separation ability and can be shut down.

Round prediction: 4

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NFL Comparison: Heath Miller

Dan SchalkFootballNFL DraftNFL Draft  Nick O'Leary- Tight end- Florida State Size: 6'3 252lbs Strengths: Experienced Versatile- TE/H-back Understands coverages Decent blocker Strong hands- rarely drops passes Analysis: O'Leary won't pop off the screen when you look at him in person or even on the football field.  He is a throwback ball player who will outwork and outsmart his opponents to succeed. ...Why go anywhere else for sports and entertainment?