He’s certainly not the first college tight end to receive the comparison, but Pat Freiermuth has been getting some Gronkowski-type love in NFL Draft circles.
The Jaguars need to continue adding playmakers on offense, especially if they find themselves in a position to pick a quarterback like Trevor Lawrence.
Freiermuth and the Penn State football team won’t be on the field in the fall at this point in time, but he probably doesn’t need the additional tape to show NFL scouts what he’s capable of.
The ceiling with Freiermuth is already incredibly high, and if he’s taken over Kyle Pitts — some view Pitts as the TE1 of the upcoming class — it will be because of the fact that he’s scored a touchdown at a near-25 percent rate.
Like Pitts, Freiermuth shows a tremendous versatility as a tight end with open-field skills that will cause defensive coordinators to lose sleep.