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Pac-12 Packed With Tight End Talent

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Washington's Austin Seferian-Jenkins stands alone atop the 2014 class of tight ends. Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images.
Washington's Austin Seferian-Jenkins stands alone atop the 2014 class of tight ends. Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images.

6-6, 266 pounds

2012 season: 69 rec., 850 yds., 7 TDs, Mackey Award finalist

Austin Seferian-Jenkins is near flawless on the field. He’s probably the closest thing to Tony Gonzalez we’ve seen. He doesn’t drop passes, he runs impressively for someone his size, and he’s nearly impossible to tackle.

Is Seferian-Jenkins the perfect NFL prospect? Of course not. There isn’t such a thing. NFL teams will need to decide whether Seferian-Jenkins can mature and be a responsible professional. An ongoing DUI charge is looming and holding him back from being a sure top-10 pick in the 2014 draft. He’s expected to be reinstated by the start of the 2013 season but that’s yet to happen. As we have learned many times before, how a man acts off the football field is as important as the way he acts on the football field. Another mistake could hurt his draft stock, so it will be up to him to decide how high he wants to go in 2014.