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112 receptions, 1765 yards, 22 touchdowns
Today we look at a top TE prospect in the 2018 draft. Mark Andrews arrived in Norman by way of Desert Mountain HS in Scottsdale, AZ. A four-star recruit, he redshirted as a freshman. Andrews only “started” one game in 2015 but was named 1st-team All-Big 12. He had 19 catches for 318 yards and 7 touchdowns. As a redshirt sophomore, Andrews had 489 receiving yards and seven more scores. He saved his best season for last. Andrews finished the 2017 season with 62 receptions, 958 yards, and 8 touchdowns. He won the Mackey Award (Best TE) and was named a unanimous All-American. Andrews does have Type-I Diabetes that has to be monitored several times during the game.
2017: UTEP, Texas, Kansas State, TCU, Georgia (CFP)
Mark Andrews is a money player inside the twenty-yard line. He will be a highly productive player in that role. Andrews must improve his blocking to be able to truly handle the rest of the role. I certainly did not foresee a ranking downgrade for Andrews, but after this deep study, I no longer can say he is a first-round talent. I believe Round Two is where he lands.
Andrews is a passable blocker but is far down the list of things he does well. He rarely lines up inline. In the six games I watched, Andrews dropped five very catchable footballs.
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Andrews has a huge catch radius. He maintains terrific body position. He is able to contort his body to make a play on a poorly thrown ball. Andrews is a crisp route runner. He has some niftiness about him in the open field. Andrews is dominant in the red zone.