Noah Fant, TE, Iowa #87

6041, 249, 4.50

Notes: From Omaha, NE. Three-sport athlete in high school who also competed in track and basketball. Saw action in 11 games, recording 9 receptions for 70 yards and 1 touchdown in 2016. Was threatened by a man with a handgun in a public park in Omaha in May 2017, and the assailant was charged with making terroristic threats and having a gun in a public place. Played in all 13 games and caught 30-494-11 (16.5 avg.) in 2017. Started 8 of 12 games, caught 39-519-7 (13.3 avg.) in 2018. Caught a touchdown on one in every 4.1 catches during career with Hawkeyes. Has interest in becoming an orthopedic surgeon when his playing days are over. Combine – measured 6041, 249, did 20 reps, ran 4.50 40-yard dash, 39.5-inch vertical jump, 10-7 broad jump, 4.22 20-yard shuttle, 11.49 60-yard shuttle, 6.81 three cone drill.

Positives: Unique athlete with unique blend of size and speed. Very quick and agile, especially for his size. Creates separation from defenders. Runs all the routes. Moves through the secondary like a wide receiver. Mismatch for safeties and linebackers downfield. Good hands and natural pass-catching ability. Can adjust to and go get the ball, wherever it is. Dynamic downfield target in the passing game. Outstanding catch radius and leaping ability. Very effective red zone receiver. Can pull away from defenders after the catch. Comes off the ball quickly and establishes position as a blocker. Proficent technique. Shows effort and can put people away when he puts his mind to it. Highly versatile. Can line up at the line, out wide or be a move tight end. Good football intelligence. Very intelligent with sound character.

Negatives: Lacks explosiveness and pop as an in-line blocker. Can improve strength and intensity. Seemed to fall out of favor with coaches a bit this past season.

Summary: Outstanding pass-catching talent who can really stress a defense with his size, speed and maneuverability. Exceptional athlete for his position. Can make an impact right away.

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