This is our Orson Charles Scouting report. For all of our other scouting reports
Listed at 6’2 251 pounds, 35 bench press reps
Should run under 4.7 (4.64-4.69 range)
Charles did not participate in the testing at the combine
Stats (CFB stats.com)
Athletic ability, red zone capabilities, pass catching option, massive upside, mismatch with linebackers, speed, soft hands…hasn’t missed starts because of injuries…willing blocker…can create yards after the catch with his speed…
Doesn’t have great size…needs to continue (better than 2010) improve his blocking…a bit of the dropsies, despite his ability to usually catch the ball cleanly…Really it’s the size that’s his biggest problem
Player Comparison: Dustin Keller, TE, NY, Jets/Travis Beckum, New York Giants
Travis Beckum hasn’t caught on with the New York Giants, but that doesn’t mean Orson Charles won’t do the same in the N.F.L. Just think about this, his size right now is what Beckum is 6’3 235ish pounds. Beckum had a history of injuries coming out of College and that has undoubtedly hurt his N.F.L. career as he has battled injuries throughout his young career. It’s also arguable (and rightly so) that Beckum is playing in the wrong kind of offense. He’s in the “power” New York Giants offense. Who knows what kind of success he might have in the Colts offfense with Petyon Manning or out in New England Right now Charles is listed as 10-15 pounds lighter than Dallas Clark whom is considered a smaller tight end. He’s an excellent pass catching option and has very good athletic ability, but he really needs to bulk up to be a traditional tight end. The good thing is he is a willing blocker and has improved in that each year.
Charles showed up heavier and stronger than I thought at the combine so his potential to block is higher than I thought intially
NFLmocks presason bio
Very young, raw tight end prospect with plenty of room for growth, but perhaps some of the best natural ability of any tight end in the next couple of classes. Charles was a hotly sought after recruit in 2009 when he chose Georgia over USC, and he has been named a 1st Team All SEC selection by Athlon Sports for the 2011 season. As a receiver, Charles is one of the best tight ends in the country, and wasted no time making an impact at Georgia. Caught 23 passes for 374 yards and three touchdowns as a true freshman two years ago, and had 26 receptions for 422 yards and two scores last year as a sophomore. Third team All-American selection by Athlon Sports for the 2011 pre-season, and will be on the pre-season watch list for the John Mackey award. Charles is basically a big wide receiver out there on the field, so he is still adjusting to the tight end position in terms of blocking. Should be able to create mismatches in the passing game, and with AJ Green gone to the NFL, he could emerge as the top target in the Georgia passing game overall. If he has a big season, look for him to consider putting his name in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Charles vs Boise State (TMBDraft)
Charles Vs Florida (Browns or Bust)