DEEP FRIED DRAFT
McEver takes a little while to get up to top speed. It’s kind of like a train. He is a body catcher and not a natural hands catcher. McEver is sluggish getting in and out of his routes. He is not a field-stretching tight end. Most of his routes are run within ten yards of the line of scrimmage.
DFD COOKBOOK RECIPE
McEver has a tremendous size for the position. He does a good job of making himself available for his quarterback. McEver is one of, if not the best run blocker at the tight end position in this draft that I have seen. He is phenomenal at sealing off the edge and is very aware when blocking down the field.
Pharoah McEver is not going to be a high draft pick if he is even drafted at all. He is just not the type of athlete that the NFL wants in a number one TE. I think his floor at the next level is that of a core special teams player. I think his ceiling is that of a #2 TE who is an extension of the offensive line and can be a weapon inside the ten-yard line.
28 receptions, 383 yards, 4 TD
13 tackles, 4 TFL, 2 sacks, 1 interception, 1 defensive TD, 1 FF
Today we look at a prospect who has been on my radar for the last four years. Pharoah McEver signed with NC State out of high school as a three-star athlete from South Columbus HS (Tabor City, NC). He redshirted his first year in Raleigh. McEver played linebacker as a redshirt freshman and had a pick six in their game against Syracuse. He moved to tight end the following spring and mostly played special teams where he had a blocked punt against Notre Dame. McEver’s lone reception of the season was an 82-yard touchdown reception against Mississippi State in the Belk Bowl. He stayed buried on the TE depth chart as a junior, only playing teams. McEver grad-transferred to FIU this past year where he was third on the team in receptions and tied for second for the team lead in TD receptions.
2017: UCF, Rice, Marshall, Western Kentucky, Temple (Bowl)