2) Gerald Everett, tight end, South Alabama
Gerald Everett may be a small school prospect coming out of South Alabama, but he plays big. Checking out some of his highlights instantly shows that he has the potential to grow into a quality NFL tight end.
Everett has the requisite size (6’3″ 227 pounds) to grow into his role at the NFL level. While he only has a few years of playing at the position (a converted basketball player in high school), Everett has already displayed a knack for production.
With 43 receptions for 648 yards and four touchdowns in 2016, there’s no doubt that Everett can deliver. His 41 catches for 575 yards and eight touchdowns the year before backs it up even further. And his brief time on the cancelled UAB football program produced 17 catches for 292 yards and a touchdown as well.
As a pure receiving tight end, Everett may have no equal in the 2017 NFL Draft. He has athleticism that enables him to make big gains after the catch. Lance Zierlein believes he has Pro Bowl potential. For a second or third round pick, that’s perfect for the Jacksonville Jaguars.