Positives: Has impressive size and uses his size to his advantage as a receiver. Has good hands to make catches away from his body and has made a number of tough catches where he had to fully extend in the games that I have seen of him. He is physical as a blocker and as a runner after the catch and is tough to bring down after he makes the catch which gives him value as a YAC man at TE. He sustains his blocks well as an in-line blocker and has the size and strength to get some push and wall off defenders.
Negatives: He has good hands and can make tough catches but he drops catchable passes which speaks to a concentration issue. He likes to get YAC by turning upfield after he catches the ball and sometimes he will start to make a move before he has completed the catch, so he needs to concentrate better on completing the catch. He doesn’t have great speed and quickness to he won’t be able to challenge that effectively down the seam and might struggle to create separation in the NFL.
Overall: Stocker is a pretty well rounded prospect because he can catch the ball effectively (even if his concentration is a slight issue) and block pretty effectively. He won’t be a pro-bowler at the position but I think he can be an effective weapon as a pass catcher and blocker as long as he is a secondary option, not a primary target for his team.
Projection: 3rd/4th round. It depends on how some teams grade out all of the TE’s but teams will be intrigued by his size, hands and ability to block pretty effectively. He could very well go in the 3rd round because of his well-roundedness as a prospect.
1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite
Body Control: 3.5
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