George Kittle – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

George Kittle

TE

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
TE Iowa 46 SR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'4 242 4.77 6'4 247 33 1/8 9 1/4

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.52 35 11'0 18 6.78* 4.55*

Overview:

Kittle has a nice career at Iowa, playing in 48 games, where he had 48 receptions, for 737 receiving yards, and 10 receiving touchdowns. He has great size, he is a good run blocker, he is a good pass blocker, and he opens holes up for his backs. He is also very experienced, he is a tough nosed player, he gets a good push on the defenders while in the run game, and he is a good pass catcher when called upon, despite the lack of receptions. He does not have the best speed, he is not known as a pass catching tight end, and he had a foot injury while at Iowa, which had him in a walking boot. With that said, I see Kittle being a day 3 pick, in the 5th-6th round range, with a chance of being picked a bit higher, when it is all said and done.

Strengths:

Scoring machine

Has great size

A good run blocker

A good pass blocker

Opens holes up for his backs

A good pass catcher when called upon despite the lack of receptions

Very experienced

A tough nosed player

Gets a good push on his defenders while in the run game

Weaknesses:

Does not have the best speed

Not known as a pass catching TE

Had a foot injury at Iowa that had him in a walking boot

Career Stats:

Games Played: 48

Receptions: 48

Receiving Yards: 737

Receiving Touchdowns: 10

Yards Per Catch: 15.4