Robert Tonyan
Round 6-7
Quality Backup

Robert Tonyan

Tight End
Indiana State
  • Year: Redshirt Senior
  • Height: 6-4 7/8
  • Weight: 231
  • 40-Yard: 4.59
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Height, speed, overall athleticism. Can get out of cuts quickly and has a short burst to gain separation. Big hands, catches the ball well and can adjust to the ball. Has only been a receiver for three seasons so there is a lot of upside. Dominated lower level of competition.

Weak Points

Originally enrolled as a quarterback. Moved to receiver his second year. Very raw. Too heavy for wide receiver, does not have the blocking experience for tight end. Will need to get bigger and stronger to be able to block effectively. Played at a low level of competition. Raw and needs to improve his route running.

The Way We See It

Interesting, late-blooming prospect. Went to Indiana State as a quarterback then was moved to wide receiver his second year and kept improving. While he wasn't on the radar of many NFL clubs, he went to a regional Combine and put up very good numbers. Has speed and quickness and can get some separation coming out of cuts. Has good play speed, good hands and adjusts to the ball very well. Played in the slot and outside in college but will most likely be a move tight end in the NFL. Needs to get bigger and stronger to help with the blocking game as well as learn blocking techniques. A Day Three prospect who may need a year on the practice squad but the traits are there for him to develop and contribute.