Mychal Rivera Scouting Report: NFL Outlook for Tennessee TE

April 10, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The tight ends in this year's draft class comprise a deep pool of talent both on the receiving and blocking ends. In the later rounds, there is a slew of tight ends that could turn into playmakers for NFL teams.
Mychal Rivera is one of the many tight ends looking to make himself known as a day three sleeper. He put up nice numbers at Tennessee his senior year and was a starter for three seasons, giving him plenty of experience for the NFL.
Do his raw numbers and ability translate to a job at the next level?
Rivera's biggest strength is his raw athleticism. Despite not having top-end speed, he can make big plays in other ways on the field. He also has great hands and has never had any trouble with dropping passes.
He ran many different routs while at Tennessee and has great versatility. The fact that he can contribute on special teams will be a big plus given where he will likely be drafted.
At 6'3", Rivera ...

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