Jermaine Gresham seems to be the draft scouts top choice at the tight end position in 2010. His 6’5” size and 261 pound weight make him one of the bigger tight ends available.
Due to his size, he has a large receiving radius. This has drawn some comparisons of his skills to that of JerMichael Finley of Green Bay.
Some sources you read say he is an accomplished route runner. Other sources say that his route running is lax at times. I personally have not seen him in a game, so I will let everyone else be the judge here.
Gresham lost his entire senior season due to a right knee injury he suffered in the preseason. He still managed to finish just eight TDs shy of Michael Clayton’s school record for receiving TDs. If he would have played his senior season, he likely would have eclipsed Clayton’s mark.
Here is some other tidbit information that not everyone knows: According to the Daily Oklahoman, Gresham finished his senior season of high school having caught 70 passes for 1,175 yards and 24 TDs. The big news though, in a playoff game against Coweta his senior year, he tore the ACL in his left knee. That is huge news. I am not sure I would want to spend a first round draft pick on a guy that already has two gimpy knees before he even made it to the pros. That is just my humble opinion. Teams better check the medicals thoroughly and proceed with caution.
As far as his draft outlook, many pundits are saying he goes to the Bengals at 21. I know that they have also asked for medicals on Dorin Dickerson and Aaron Hernandez as well. It would not surprise me to see him go to New England at 22 to replace the departed Ben Watson.
- 8 – 161 – 20.1 – 1TD
- 37 – 518 – 14.0 – 11TDs
- 66 – 950 – 14.4 – 14TDs