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2019 NFL Draft

Zach Gentry

TE/Michigan

  • B
    6.40
    Projection
    Round 5
  • YearSenior
  • Height6-8
  • Weight265
  • Hand9
  • Arm34 ⅛
  • 40-yard4.90
  • Bench12
  • Vertical29.5
  • Broad110.0
  • 3-cone7.40
  • 20-yard4.53
  • 60-yard12.43
    YearGPCOMPATTPCTYDSYPATDSINTATTYDSYPCTDSRECYDSYPCTDSTKLTFLSACKPDFFFRPBUINTYDSPUNTSYDSAVGLNGFGMFGAPCTLNGXPMXPAPCT
    2016 7 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0%
    2017 13 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 303 17.8 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0%
    2018 13 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 517 16.2 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0%
    TOTALS33000%000000004982016.7400.00.00000000000000%0000%

    Strong Points: Tall and long. Large receiving radius. Competitive receiver in traffic. Good speed and bust for a tall guy. Willing as a blocker, where he flashes. Soft hands and adjusts to the ball. Flashes run- after-catch skills.

    Weak Points: Narrow frame -- and won't get much bigger. Must increase his strength, especially in the lower body. Struggled against Ohio State. Willing as a blocker but not strong enough to be consistently effective. Only played the position a couple of years.

    The Way We See It: Gentry is an interesting guy, arriving in Ann Arbor as a quarterback before switching positions. He is tall, long and athletic, with better than adequate play speed. Gentry lines up in-tight and flexed out. When he is asked to block in-tight, Gentry gives good effort but isn't always productive because he lacks power and top strength. Still, he always looks to sustain and finish. As a receiver, he shows some speed and works to get open. He runs smoothly and has some juice. He has a large receiving radius to make tough grabs. Overall, Gentry has upside because of his athleticism and competitive nature. He must add strength but has the traits to be a reliable backup who gets play time in two-TE formations.

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