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UCLA Tight End Devin Asiasi is full of untapped potential. For Washington, investing into Devin on draft day may be the smart move.

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Hogs Haven takes a look at 2020 NFL Draft prospects that could contribute to the Redskins

NCAA Football: UCLA at Southern California Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Devin Asiasi, TE

School: UCLA | Conference: PAC-12

College Experience: Junior | Age: 20

Height / Weight: 6-3 / 260 lbs

Projected Draft Status: Rounds 5-6

NFL Comparison: Dallas Goedert, TE, Philadelphia Eagles

College Statistics

Player Overview

Asiasi came onto the scene for UCLA in 2019, after minimal production in two previous seasons (with one being in Michigan). Asiasi transferred to UCLA to be closer to home with family and friends after the 2017 season, and Chip Kelly allowed him to develop in his offense and the work he put in contributed to his best collegiate season and an honorable mention All-PAC-12 honor.

Good

  • Good/Fluid runner in space,
  • Exceptional spacial awareness vs zone coverage,
  • Deceptive speed,
  • Adjust well to off-target passes,

Questions/Concerns

  • Blocking - He can win easily when size advantage is there, and though effort is consistent, he needs to develop in-line technique. Also must work on footwork to help position himself better vs defenders.
  • Is he slow off the line, or, has deceptive speed/quickness?

How he would fit on the Redskins

Asiasi will still need to continue developing into a well-rounded tight end. With his receiving skills, Devin has the potential to become a play-making number one option at the position. However, it is best that he be utilized as the second tight end as he continues to progress and play to his size as a blocker and when the football is in the air. For Washington, if the Redskins select Asiasi in the draft, the search for a starter will continue. Make no mistake though, Devin will be a welcomed addition to the offense.

Film Session here (TE, #86):