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Prospect Profile: Miami TE David Njoku

David Njoku

Tight end| Miami| Redshirt sophomore

Height:6-foot-4 | Weight: 246 pounds

College Stats

2016: caught 43 passes for 698 yards with eight touchdowns; played in all 13 games and made five starts; averaged 16.2 yards per catch; tied for second nationally among all tight ends in touchdowns; earned Honorable Mention All-ACC honors from Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association; had five catches for 44 yards and a touchdown in win in Russell Athletic Bowl

Career: caught 64 passes for 1,060 yards with nine touchdowns; played in 26 career games with nine starts; averaged 16.6 yards per catch; redshirted as a true freshman in 2014; had a pair of multi-touchdown games

Combine Results

40-yard dash: 4.64 seconds

Bench press: 21 reps of 225 pounds

Broad jump: 11 feet, 1 inch (second among tight ends)

Vertical jump: 37.5 inches (tied for third among tight ends)

3-cone drill: 6.97 seconds (third among tight ends)

20-yard shuttle: 4.34 seconds

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Summary:The latest Miami tight end to be primed for the NFL, Njoku has skyrocketed up draft boards in recent months. Although he only played two seasons in college, he has plenty of athletic ability. Njoku showed he is a serious red zone threat by hauling in eight touchdowns in 2016, five of which came inside the 20-yard line.

Lance Zierlein of said of Njoku: "Great muscular definition with long arms and room for 10 more pounds. Elite athlete and seam buster deluxe. Can stick a foot in the ground and break in either direction at a 90-degree angle in shorter routes. Tremendous acceleration out of breaks to separate and widen the window for quarterbacks. Opens the throttle in open field. When he catches it on the move, the YAC yards can become an avalanche."

Stacking up: NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock ranked Njoku as the second-best tight end prospect both before and after the combine. Fellow NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks has Njoku as his No. 3 tight end. Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated also had Njoku at No. 3 and said he is a potential top-20 pick.

He's got hops: Njoku won a national high school high jump title in his senior year by clearing 6 feet, 11 inches at the 2014 New Balance Outdoor Nationals.* *

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