PFF scouting report: Nick Vannett, TE, Ohio State
Below is the PFF draft profile for OSU’s Nick Vannett, which incorporates PFF’s college grades and scouting intel from our team of analysts. To see all of PFF’s 2016 scouting reports, click here.
In-line tight end
Stat to know:
88th out of 92 tight ends in yards per route run
Arm length: 34 ¼ inches
Hand size: 10 inches
40-yard dash*: 4.85
Broad jump*: 9-5
Vertical jump: 30.5 inches
3-cone drill: 7.05
20-yard shuttle: 4.20
60-yard shuttle: 11.50
*Performed at Pro Day
What he does best:
• Sure-handed. Two drops on 43 opportunities the past two seasons
• Frame and size to be a real run blocker at the next level. Locks in especially well on linebackers. Dominated the Fiesta Bowl in that aspect
• Very poor athlete for the position. Little to no ability to get open down the field
• Offers nothing after the catch. Two broken tackles over the previous two seasons and regularly gets chopped down when defensive backs go low
• Little experience with contested catches or having to adjust to balls outside his frame. Mostly caught underneath stuff at OSU
Richard Rodgers, Green Bay Packers. Both are safety nets. While they look the part, neither are good enough blockers to be considered surefire number two tight ends in the NFL.
Vannett’s athleticism limits him to be anything more than a checkdown guy at the next level.