2014 NFL Draft Profile: TE Chris Coyle

Christian Petersen

When Coyle was on, he was a force from the tight end position.

During his entire career, tight end Christopher Coyle has a been a player that could explode at any moment. He always had the potential, and when he put it together, it was a treat to watch for the maroon and gold faithful. This weekend he'll get to find out if he's taking that talent to the next level.

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 240 pounds

College Career: With the offensive weapons that Arizona State has had in the last two years, it was easy to overlook Coyle. He spent those years as a dangerous option lurking in the shadows, and he exploded on Sept. 8, 2012 against Illinois, hauling in 10 catches for 131 yards and two touchdowns in one of the best performances a Sun Devil tight end has ever had. He finished his career in the top five in Arizona State tight end history in receptions (92), touchdowns (9) and receiving yards (1,192).

Strengths: Coyle has always that play-making potential that he showed off in that 2012 game against Illinois. It's performances like that may make teams want to take a flier on him. He is quick for a tight end, running the 40-yard dash in as a little as 4.86 seconds.

Weaknesses: He regressed a little in 2013 after a standout 2012, seeing his receptions, touchdowns and yardage numbers all drop. He is undersized for a tight end, and will likely need to put on some weight to help with his blocking.

Outlook: NFL teams will be wary to take him after disappointing in his senior season after showing so much promise in 2012. He is quick, but other tight end prospects are quicker. Teams in need of tight ends will likely spend one of their precious seven picks on a higher-upside player.

Round Projection: Undrafted

Prediction: Undrafted free agent signing by the Atlanta Falcons

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