TE Orson Charles Scouting Report

TE Orson Charles-Georgia

Height: 6’3

Weight: 240 lbs.

Grade: 7.0 (Grading Scale)

Projection: Round 1

Strengths:

Charles fits the mold that of next generation TE who is a bit of hybrid of TE size mixed with uncanny athletic ability and versatility…Has soft natural hands, and does a good job using them to make catches out away from his body…played both on the line and split out into the slot in college…really effective running crossing routes where he can get the ball with some space…Runs effective vertical routes that force defenses to commit a safety to his coverage…Getting better as a blocker, still more of a redirector than a forceful engaging blocker…explosive out of his stance and works hard on his routes to get off coverage and get open.

Weaknesses:

Too inconsistent for many UGA fans his entire career as he makes the tough catches look easy but the easy catches fall to the ground far too often…while he’s an improving blocker he’s still not an asset when blocking, he struggles with his hand placement and power at the POA…also not good when asked to block on the 2nd level and locate targets on the move…questions linger about his size as well, at only 6’3 he needs to come in at or above that at the Combine to squah those fears…sloppy when working hitch or curl routes, often getting improper depth or missing the timing…disappeared in some games for long stretches needs to be able to maintain a consistent impact in the game through all four quarters.

Notes:

Charles v. LSU – SEC Championship

Charles v. Tennessee

Charles v. Boise State

Tags: 2012 NFL Draft, Georgia Bulldogs, Orson Charles, SEC, TE

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