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Player Display Name: 
Gerald Everett

Tight end
School: South Alabama | Conference: Sun Belt
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-3 / 239 | 40: 4.59 | DRAFT YR:2017


Projected Round
Junior college transfer who spent one season at UAB before becoming a two-year starter at South Alabama. Earned First Team All-Sun Belt honors in 2016 on the strength of 49 catches for 717 yards and four touchdowns. Caught 41 passes for 575 yards and eight TDs as a junior.
Athletic, playmaking tight end who’s very effective in both the short and long field. Fluid releasing off the line into pass routes, plays to his 40 time and effectively uses his hands to separate from opponents. Runs solid routes and quickly gets into breaks then stays low on exit and comes back to the ball. Uses his frame to shield away defenders, looks the pass into his hands and for the most part makes the reception away from his frame. Quickly transitions upfield and works to pick up yardage running after the catch. Bends his knees, stays square as a blocker and gives effort, playing through the whistle.
Lacks overall size and bulk. Possesses poor blocking strength and struggles turning linebackers from the action.
Everett looks the part and nicely projects as a move tight end at the next level. He’s a playmaker at the position who may need time before developing into a starter, but he should quickly produce in the right system.