Weight: 239 lbs.
Hunter Bryant is a tight end who plays much like a wide receiver, as his crisp route running and speed jump out on tape. As a Husky, he showed promise as a matchup problem thanks to his athleticism and versatility, as it’s not too surprising that he’s played as a running back in the past. Bryant looks to be a serious weapon at the next level with his quickness and ability to make plays in space.
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Like many top tight ends at the college level, Bryant isn’t nearly as good of a blocker as he is as a pass catcher. He could stand to be more physical and powerful at the point of attack, as that could determine what role he fills in the NFL.
Why he may fit with Washington:
Tight end is a massive need for the Redskins, as Jeremy Sprinkle was the team’s best player at the position although he ranked 38th in the league among tight ends. It’s not a prudent strategy to draft for need, since needs fluctuate with injuries and team turnover from year to year. But with that being said, Hunter Bryant would be an obvious choice for the Redskins if he’s available at a fair value.
Hunter Bryant should be a standout pro thanks to his athleticism, speed and playmaking ability, and if Washington can nab the star from Washington at the right value, it shouldn’t hesitate.
Projected Round: 2nd/3rd