2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Brock Bowers leads an interesting tight end class

Previewing the 2024 NFL Draft tight end class.

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2024 NFL Draft tight end class ranking No. 5-8

5. Theo Johnson, Penn State: Penn State’s Theo Johnson is an intriguing tight end prospect in the 2024 NFL Draft. He is a good sized target who has the measurables to play as your classic in-line tight end. He also holds up well as a blocker showing the tenacity to finish his blocks regularly. Additionally, he displays the speed to work the seems in the passing game. However, he lacks ideal production having never had more than 341 receiving yards in a season. He also has had some contraction drops during his time at Penn State and is not the most agile tight end in the class. Draft Grade: Fifth Round

6. Brevyn Spann-Ford, Minnesota: The 2023 season was a down year for Minnesota tight end Brevyn Spann-Ford as he saw a drop in production when it came to receptions, yards, and average yards per catch. While part of this was the fact Minnesota’s passing game was far from proficient, Spann-Ford also deserves some of the blame. He battled drops especially early in the season having dropped four passes in the first three games of the year. While his hands will be questioned by NFL scouts they will have no concerns about his massive 6-foot-7 270-pound size. He uses this size to be a reliable target in the mid-range passing game, and to truck defenders once he makes the catch. He is also an aggressive blocker although he needs to work on his technique in this area so he doesn’t fall off blocks as often. Draft Grade: Sixth Round.

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7. Jaheim Bell, Florida State: Florida State’s Jaheim Bell will likely fall in the 2024 NFL Draft, due to a lack of a natural position. He was not asked to play as an in-line tight end very much at Flordia State and his lack of size (6-3 239) will likely hurt his chances of fulfilling that role in the NFL. He also lacks the elite athletic ability to consistently win outside against NFL linebackers. His best fit may be as a fullback, which is not a very valued position at the next level. On the positive side though he is a natural receiver who shows naturally soft hands. He is also a physical runner after the catch and could see some carries if lined up as a fullback. Draft Grade: Sixth Round.

8. Tip Reiman, Illinois: The highest-graded blocking tight end on my board is Illinois’s Tip Reiman. He is also one of the biggest tight ends in the 2024 NFL Draft coming in at 6-foot-5 and 270-pounds and uses this size to dominate as a run blocker. In addition to his size, he shows impressive strength and plays with the nastiness offensive line coaches will love. While I love his blocking ability he is a bit of a one-dimensional player. As a receiver, he possesses only average speed and is not as agile as a lot of players in this class. Overall, look for Reiman to make it as a blocking tight end in the NFL. Draft Grade: Seventh Round.