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HEIGHT: 6’5 3/8″
WEIGHT: 250 lbs
—Appropriate dimension and frame.
—Appropriate blocker who maximizes his dimension with tight hands.
—Enough athlete who can place his toes and preserve in his blocking and fluid after the steal.
—Exhibits above-average stability and body place watch over. Tickled with his route running. Stays under place watch over your entire ability.
—Appropriate, natural hands. Very authentic and can lengthen to abet in contested steal eventualities.
—Appropriate average dimension on his frame. Blockading methodology will wish to be consistent on the following stage; otherwise he’ll fetch overwhelmed by greater and longer athletes.
—Under average after the steal and no longer dynamic within the red zone. No longer one to originate explosive performs; going to steal his checkdowns and flip north. Lacks acceleration and long velocity.
3 G, 12 rec., 117 yards, 9.8 avg.
John Bates brings ample athleticism and dimension to the TE keep that he could possibly maintain a possibility to cease in-line on the following stage. He’s a correct blocker and wins with his consistent methodology and ample play energy and stability to preserve on defenders and he’s going to wish to discontinue up being conclude to-wonderful in this regard on the following stage because of his lack of dimension.
Bates is a authentic underneath possibility for QBs, and while you are going to by no formulation plot up performs for him (he ended college with two career TDs), you blueprint no longer mind the ball going his ability on epic of of his natural hands. Bates has a history on particular groups and with his dimension and athleticism, so he needs to be a correct candidate to play there and has ample blocking chops to abet-up the Y TE inform for an NFL personnel.
GRADE: 6.7/10 (Spherical 6)
OVERALL RANK: 220/300
POSITION RANK: TE7
PRO COMPARISON: Like Pascoe
Written by B/R NFL Scout Nate Tice