Jermaine Gresham Scouting Report
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Jermaine Gresham Scouting Report

Position: TE
Conference: Big12
School: Oklahoma Sooners
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #18
Height & Weight: 6'6 - 261 lbs.
Drafted 1.21 in 2010 by CIN

2010 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.73
Bench press20
Vertical jump35.0
Broad jump9'05
Three-cone drill7.07
60-yard shuttle11.88

2010 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
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Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma

Perhaps Jermaine Gresham should have gone to the NFL a year early. He ended up missing his senior season with the Sooners after undergoing knee surgery prior to the beginning of the 2009 college season, but Gresham is still a great tight end if he can prove that he is healthy by April. Gresham burst onto the scene as a sophomore during the 2007 campaign. On a team that sported Malcolm Kelly and Juaquin Iglesias, Gresham -- a 6-6 tight end -- led the squad with 11 touchdown receptions. In 2008 he ranked second on the team with 66 receptions for 950 yards and led the squad with 14 touchdown passes. At 6-6 and 261 pounds, Gresham is a big target in the red zone. Despite his size, Gresham has soft hands and will rarely drop a pass. This year's tight end class is not as deep as it was last year and that is probably one reason why Gresham opted to stick around Oklahoma for another season. In the end, it will all depend on how quickly he can recover from his injury, but Gresham certainly has first round talent when he is healthy. However, in order to actually get drafted in the first round, he has to prove to NFL scouts that he can stay healthy and that his knee is holding up. 1/19 Update: Gresham is still the top tight end on most draft boards despite missing his entire senior season. That is partially because nobody else stepped up from that position to challenge Gresham, but it is also because Gresham is really, really talented. Heading into all the postseason events, Gresham is likely a late first round selection. However, everybody knows that he was a top 15 talent last season and a few good workouts and Gresham could be back in the top 15 by April. 3/24 Update: Gresham did about as expected during the NFL Combine and his stock has not moved much; he remains a probable late first round selection. With a few other tight ends working their way up some draft boards -- most notably Jimmy Graham and Dorin Dickerson (who were pretty much off the radar a few months ago) -- many teams feel like they can get a quality tight end that fits into their system in the third or fourth round. That does not make Gresham any less talented and he is still the best tight end in this class; it would be a mild surprise if he falls into the second round.

Last Updated Mar-23-2010 by Joel Welser

12 Comments | Add Yours
Prediction: 2nd Round

Injury will drop him down a round maybe early 3rd.

Posted by:
tmadeira 10/21/09 07:55 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

I really hope he recovers in time for combine and show why he's still the #1 TE available!

Posted by:
shotgun517 12/31/09 06:35 AM
Prediction: 1st Round

Hes worth a late 1st flier to a playoff team that needs a TE

Posted by:
flock53 01/01/10 01:54 AM
Prediction: 1st Round

I would love for the Cleveland Browns to draft Dez Bryant in round 1 and Jermaine Gresham in round 2 and that would give the Browns a couple of playmakers for Quinn to throw to!

Posted by:
Frye 2 KW2 01/03/10 08:23 PM
Prediction: 2nd Round

if fully healthy could be top 12-20.
looks a bit slow but athletic for a 6-6 260 pounder
good hands
will be a mismatch

Posted by:
balldickball75 01/04/10 12:08 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

Goes to the Saints. Shockey always hurt and cant block a lick and is getting old

Posted by:
flock53 01/08/10 10:49 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

Can you see him in a Cardinals uniform? WOW! Nice fit. Especially if we trade Boldin. Gresham could easily take some slack with Boldin's departure. Fitzy, Breaston, Doucet, Hightower, Wells and Gresham all being thrown to by Warner. AWESOME!

Posted by:
pooterqb 01/14/10 11:15 PM
Prediction: 2nd Round

Bit slow to compare to Vernon Davis, and referring to pooterqb he probably won't be AZ's first pick although he could. I think that they will draft a QB though because of Warners departure

Posted by:
jkk0752 01/20/10 11:58 AM
Prediction: 1st Round

A lot depends on his recovery. If he returns and does well in drills leading up to the draft he will go in the top 15 due to the lack of elite tight ends in the draft. Not able to do drills and he drops significantly, but I expect to see him do well. He is a reciever in a tight ends body. Reminds me of Antonio Gates, but not that fast. Fantastic hands, and a beast in the red zone

Posted by:
irishdriver77 01/22/10 03:09 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

Who compared him to Vernon Davis? That is funny... Davis runs a 4.5! I like when people act like they know what they are talking about when it comes to football! It reminds me when the girls on the sidelines talk like they have a clue what is going on! He compares to Pettigrew, but a little bit more athletic

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B atch 02/16/10 12:08 AM

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