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Kavario Middleton

Kavario Middleton - #85 - TE

Height: 6-4 7/8
Weight: 256
Speed: 4.96
Arm: 34
Hand: 10 1/8
Wingspan: 81 1/2
Birthdate: 09/18/1989
Hometown: Lakewood, WA
Grade: 4.85

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/09/2012 Montana Pro Day 6-4 7/8 256 10 1/8 34 81 1/2 4.96 14 9'2" 27 1/2 4.79 12.18 7.28
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-5 253 4.85

 

Notes:

The Washington prep was a Parade All-America selection and played in the U.S. Army All-American game. Was a highly recruited tight end and defensive end in addition to leading his team to the state finals in basketball. Began his collegiate career at Washington in 2008, where he saw action in all 12 games as a true freshman and made five starts (three when two tight ends started), grabbing 12 passes for 82 yards (6.8-yard average) and zero touchdowns. Started 11-of-12 games in ’09 and produced 26-257-3 (9.9). The lone non-start came when the Huskies started three wide receivers. In June of ’10, he was dismissed from the Washington football team for a violation of team rules, which turned out to be multiple failed drug tests. Tried to walk on at Nebraska but did not meet the school’s academic requirements for a transfer. Joined Montana late in fall camp and played in 10 games in ’10, catching 6-30-0 (5.0). Missed the Weber State game (undisclosed injury). Charged with driving under the influence in June ’11 and was suspended for season opener against Tennessee. Caught 22-270-3 (12.3) in 13 games in which he played, with one start.

Positives:

Good size, athletic ability, hands and body control (see leaping TD vs. Montana State). Snatches throws outside his body and is aggressive in traffic. Effective in the red zone.

Negatives:

Average speed (not a seam stretcher). Tight hips — is not fluid or sudden in/out of breaks and will struggle to separate vs. man coverage. Limited physicality and tenacity as a blocker. Is slow-footed to mirror and lethargic to shift his weight. Not creative after the catch. Character is a concern. 

Summary:

Has enough athletic talent to warrant a look in a camp.  


Kavario Middleton's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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