Stephen Sullivan - LSU

Height/Weight - 6'5/248/Hands-10.125"

Age/Birthday - 23 Years Old, (November 28, 1996)

Combine Results - 40-4.66, Vert-36.5", Broad-123.0"

Class - Senior

Conference - SEC West

NFL Draft Projection - Round 6-7

College Stats -

2019 - Receiving: 12/130/10.8/0

2018 - Receiving: 23/363/15.8/2

2017 - Receiving: 11/219/19.9/1

NFL Player ComparisonIan Thomas, David Njoku

Current ADP - 60+ (Rookie Drafts), 300+ (Start Ups)

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Player Notes Pros

  • Has a wide receiver background and it shows, linear athleticism visibly pops on tape

  • Big long strides & has added value as a vertical threat down the seam 

  • Displays excellent leaping ability & is a consistent jump ball winner at the catch point 

  • Combination of size, length, & explosiveness makes him a mismatch weapon in the RZ

  • Has the explosiveness & athleticism to create on his own in space after the catch 

  • Hybrid wide receiver, tight end player who can be used as an offensive chess piece

  • He's versatile & can align flexed out as a receiver, inline at Y, in the backfield as an H 

  • His best position is as a “move” TE, that's likely where he will succeed in the NFL 

  • He has sufficient hands as a pass catcher, he is also a sufficient route runner

  • Creates a lot of separation against man coverage, especially versus LBs & safeties

  • An absolute red zone matchup nightmare for defenders due to his size & athleticism 

  • Has some straight line speed which makes him a vertical threat on seam routes

  • Been moved around quite a bit & filled various roles so he's got football intelligence 

  • On 3rd down he should be aligned as an “F” or as a #3 WR in a trips formation 

Player Notes Cons

  • He is nowhere near ready for NFL snaps as an in line run blocker at this point 

  • Has very little experience as a traditional Y-tight end, more athlete than football player

  • Needs to work with a coaching staff on refining his routes, & blocking technique

  • Has issues with hip tightness & changing direction in and out of his breaks 

  • Still learning to process zone coverage concepts while lined up in the middle of field

  • Likely a “package”guy in the NFL, meaning a guy you have a package of plays for

  • Will need to continue to refine catch skills, as he will mainly be in passing situations