Thursday, May 31, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 7:00 AM
JASON WITTEN: Tennessee, 6056 265 4.70. Junior eligible. Former defensive lineman. Solid producer the past two seasons. Has excellent size. Tall and well-built. Sturdy. Has good strength in the upper body and arms. Above average overall blocker. Not especially quick off the mark but he makes solid contact. Strikes with good lean and can generate movement on drive blocks. Can turn a defender with strong hand usage. Generally keeps his feet. Does a fairly good job of moving out on linebackers, though he is a little stiff adjusting in space. Not quick footed as a blocker — gets stationary at times with his feet while attempting to win battles with his upper body. Works to sustain but isn’t nasty in doing so. Athletic. Often used in motion or split wide. Good receiver for a big tight end. Releases smoothly and has the speed to get up the seam. Has reliable hands — can extend and snatch away from his body. Shows the concentration to make the tough grab. Doesn’t have dynamic cutting ability or fluidity. Heavy-legged — lacks good leaping ability. Effective after the catch. Isn’t nifty but he has the power to run through tackles when he gets up a head of steam. Improving. Quality prospect.