Jerome Washington, TE, Rutgers #88

6042, 256, 4.86

Notes: From Elizabeth, NJ. Enrolled at Mercer Community College out of high school, but played for the Gattaca Football Club in 2014, where he caught 24 passes for 510 yards and 8 touchdowns. Earned a scholarship from Miami (Fla.) where he played 9 games, mostly on special teams, with 1 reception for 13 yards, in 2015. Transferred to Rutgers and sat out due to NCAA transfer regulations in 2016. Played in 12 games with 11 starts at tight end, leading the team in receiving with 28-282-1 in 2017. Had shoulder surgery during the offseason. Played in 7 games with 4 starts and caught 11-202 in 2018, as he battled injuries during the season. Obtained his real estate license when he was 18-years-old and rented out apartments in the New York City area during his time at junior college. Has also been an Uber driver for work in the summer.

Positives: Good athlete. Runs well for size. Big, strong, tough and physical. Nice reach and catch radius. Good hands and concentration. Can catch in traffic. Does not go down easily after the catch. Can finish as a blocker at the point of attack.

Negatives: Modest overall production. Lacks elite suddenness and sustained speed. Has had some injuries.

Summary: Very much looks the part and could surprise if he avoids injuries.

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