You may have heard about a certain tight end prospect in the NFL draft that has some in Cowboys Nation excited. Kyle Pitts is a guy who may cause the Cowboys to rethink going defense at pick #10 if he’s available. But if he’s taken before then, as expected, would the Cowboys still consider tight end in the first half of the draft? Dalton Schultz is in a contract year and Blake Jarwin is coming off a serious injury, so there could be reason to do so if the right prospect is there. Let’s take a look at a possibility.
Name: Tommy Tremble
School: Notre Dame
Ability and effectiveness as a three-down player is evident. Has the ability to line up all over a formation for an offense as both a pass-catcher and blocker. Nasty blocker, who welcomes physical contact with open arms. Loves to hit, and showed the ability to dominate in the running game. Has impressive hand placement when blocking, and had success as an angle-blocker to create creases in the running game. Improved as an all-around route-runner over his final year at Notre Dame. Tough guy to bring down after the catch due to his toughness and strength as a runner. Shows overall toughness and plays with it in all phases of his game. His leadership, toughness, and special teams ability will get him on the field early in his career.
Still needs refinement in his route-running in the passing game, and lacks the ideal qualities as a true receiving tight end. Has some clunkiness to his game when getting in-and-out of breaks as a route-runner. Fights the football at the catch point far too often. For a bigger framed guy, needs to do a better job of using his frame to box defenders out at the catch point, and leverage defenders at the top of routes. Coming out of college with only 35 receptions and 401 receiving yards.
When watching Tommy Tremble, the first thing you think of is Kyle Juszczyk. Tremble is ready to make an immediate impact for an offense as a blocker in both the passing game and running game, and his development as a receiver can make him a dangerous three-down, mix-match player in the National Football League. While he won’t be entering the NFL draft with any overwhelming statistics, metrics, or elite traits, Tremble is the definition of a football player, and a guy NFL coaches will quickly fall in love with. Tremble has the skill-set, effort, and demeanor to have a long, successful career in the NFL.
3rd (#98 Overall)