This Michigan tight end is undoubtedly a 2021 NFL Draft prospect to keep an eye on.
While we still do not know if we will see college football in 2020, the 2021 NFL Draft is unlikely to go anywhere. Whether college teams end up playing or not, the NFL will still need to bring in the newest crop of rookies and as always, there will be plenty of intrigue around the event. That being said, the loss of a season would undoubtedly hurt many 2021 NFL Draft prospects and Michigan tight end Nick Eubanks stands out as one of those players.
Eubanks is a 6-foot-5, 256-pound tight end prospect who shows exciting athletic upside. He is an impressive specimen who could quickly rise 2021 NFL Draft boards with a strong final season at Michigan. However, if he is not given that opportunity, it will be difficult for NFL teams to significantly invest in a guy like Eubanks.
Eubanks signed with Michigan as a four-star prospect out of Florida in 2016. He redshirted his first season and saw limited playing time in 2017. Eubanks saw the field a bit more as a sophomore in 2018, before becoming Michigan’s primary tight end in 2019. Last season, Eubanks started 10 of 13 games for the Wolverines, piling up 25 receptions for 243 yards and four touchdowns.
A big and athletic target who fires off of the ball quickly, Eubanks shows tremendous upside as a receiving tight end at the next level. He is smooth in and out of his breaks and does a great job of using his quickness to create separation in man coverage.
Eubanks also shows strong hands and long arms that make him an exciting pass-catching weapon for his quarterback. His hands are reliable and he shows a wide catch radius that is worth getting excited about. Eubanks also shows impressive speed and a bit of elusiveness in the open field after the catch.
While he should not be counted on as a blocker up front, Eubanks has obvious upside as a receiver in the middle of the field. Whether we see more of him at the college level or not, Eubanks stands out as an exciting offensive weapon who teams should undoubtedly have their eyes on in the middle of the draft. If we do not see him play another down at Michigan, it is hard to see him going too high, but Eubanks is an undeniable talent who can be a mismatch player at the next level.