Rankings
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Player Display Name: 
Michael Roberts

Tight end
School: Toledo | Conference: MAC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-4.5 / 270 | 40: 4.84 | DRAFT YR:2017

Rankings

Grade
3.59
Projected Round
3-4
Bio: 
First-year starter at tight end who finished second in the MAC behind Corey Davis with 16 receiving touchdowns and was named First Team All-MAC. Caught 45 passes for 533 yards after making 25 receptions for 299 yards and six touchdowns during his first three seasons.
Pos: 
Massive tight end with a developing game. Relatively athletic, quickly releases off the line into pass routes and runs well for his size. Imposing target, effectively finds the open area underneath and works to make himself an available target. Uses his frame to shield defenders and protect the pass. Takes a big hit yet holds onto the throw. Strong blocker who stays square and easily controls opponents at the point of attack. Tough.
Neg: 
Very rough around the edges. Not a true downfield threat. Shows stiffness in his game.
Analysis: 
After a career campaign last season, Roberts continued his momentum by turning in brilliant performances during Shrine Game and Senior Bowl practices. He’s a three-down tight end effective as a run and pass blocker, and he stands out as an intermediate pass catcher. Roberts is not a true downfield threat and needs to smooth off the rough edges of his game, but he offers starting potential in the proper system.