George Kittle
Round 4
Potential Starter

George Kittle

Tight End
  • Year: Senior
  • Height: 6-3 3/4
  • Weight: 247
  • 40-Yard: 4.52
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Speed, athleticism, explosiveness, willing blocker. Has growth potential to 255. Plays strong. Very willing as a blocker. Shows good route quickness and has a good release. Can get deep with his speed. Good run skills after the catch.

Weak Points

2016 was his first year as a full-time starter. Part-time starter in 2015. Reception production is average for a tight end. Played with a lower body injury the second half of the season and that affected his production. While he is a willing blocker he does not consistently get movement. Is better on the move than in line.

The Way We See It

Only caught 22 passes for 314 yards and four touchdowns in 2016 but he is a better prospect than his numbers would indicate. Played with a lower leg injury for most of the second half of the season. Kittle is a very good athlete with speed. He has good hands and does a good job getting open. While he is a willing blocker, at his current size he is best suited to play as a move tight end. Needs to get a little bigger and stronger to hold up at the Y position. See him as a solid mid-round type with a chance to be a starter in a two-tight end offense.