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Prospect Profile: Austin Hooper

Tight End | Stanford | RS Sophomore

Height:6 feet, 4 inches| Weight: 254 pounds

College Stats

2015: Started 14 games for Stanford and recorded 34 receptions for 438 yards and six touchdowns. Hooper was a Mackey Award finalist and was named to the All-Pac-12 first team by ESPN analyst Phil Steele and the Associated Press. Hooper helped Stanford to a 12-2 overall record, including a 41-22 win over USC in the Pac-12 Championship game and 45-16 win over Iowa in the Rose Bowl.

Career: Hooper played 27 games for Stanford, making 24 starts. Over two seasons, he recorded 74 catches for 937 yards and eight touchdowns. Hooper redshirted in 2013.

Combine Results

40-yard dash: 4.72 seconds (t3*)

Bench press: 19 reps (t4*)

Vertical: 33 inches

Broad jump: 9 feet, 9 inches

3-cone drill: 7.00 seconds (t5*)

20-yard shuttle: 4.32 seconds

60-yard shuttle: 11.93 seconds

*ranking among 2016 tight end class at the NFL Combine


Summary:Hooper only has two years of game action under his belt, but he showed the type of impact he can have on a team as an immediate contributor in 2014 and with his six-touchdown 2015 season to help Stanford to a conference championship.

According to his draft profile, Hooper has the flexibility to either play inline or as the move tight end, which could be a selling point for teams. He demonstrates the ability to move in traffic, has enough speed to create quick separation from defenders and is also a good blocking option.

Stacking up: NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock ranked Hooper second-best of this year's tight end prospects before the combine.

"Austin Hooper is really a very sophisticated route runner," Mayock said. "[He's] very much like a [Eagles tight end] Zach Ertz, who went in the second round, or like a [Colts tight end] Coby Fleener, from Stanford."

Football family: Hooper's father, Michael, was a standout defensive end for San Diego State in the mid-1980s, and his uncle, Greg, was a fullback at Stanford from 1979-1982.

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