9. Brian Robiskie, Ohio State: The underappreciated Buckeye standout didn't post terrific numbers in his senior campaign, but is an interesting prospect due to his solid overall skills. As the son of a long-time NFL coach (Terry Robiskie is currently the Falcons' receivers coach), Robiskie is fairly polished as a route runner and has a terrific feel for the game. Though he lacks elite top-end speed, his ball skills and athleticism make up for the deficiency, and makes him a possible future starter in the right situation.
10. Juaquin Iglesias, Oklahoma: While Iglesias isn't a blazer, he is quick enough to run away from defenders on short and intermediate. Additionally, he shows good running skills with the ball in his hands, and is an above-average returner in the kicking game. Though he won't crack the lineup as a starter, he has the potential to carve out a nice career as a third receiver/return specialist.
1. Brandon Pettigrew, Oklahoma State: Pettigrew lacks the athleticism to be a threat as a runner after the catch, but he is a credible "move-the-chains" receiver who will thrive in the middle of the field. Pettigrew shows terrific promise as a blocker, and consistently finds a way to seal the edge on perimeter runs. As the most complete tight end in the draft, Pettigrew is sure to come off the board early.
2. Jared Cook, South Carolina: The Gamecocks' second-leading receiver has enough speed to get down the seam, and is a legitimate receiving threat in the middle of the field. Yet scouts severely downgrade Cook due to his marginal blocking ability. He rarely puts forth any effort in his blocking attempts, and is routinely dominated on the edge despite his superior size and strength advantage. With Cook underperforming in the running game, it will be hard for a team to pull the trigger prior to the second round.
3. Shawn Nelson, Southern Miss: The Golden Eagle standout surprised many with his solid showing during Senior Bowl practices. An athletic pass catcher with good movement skills and hands, Nelson is a reliable weapon in the passing game. He has a good understanding of how to use his body to create space in a crowd, and is an adequate runner after the catch. Though his blocking rates as his weakness, Nelson held his own as a blocker in drills throughout Senior Bowl week, and elevated his status as one of the top tight ends available in the draft.
4. Chase Coffman, Missouri: While he has limited experience as a conventional tight end, his route running and awareness makes him a potential threat in the passing game. However, he struggles as a blocker in the running game and will need to make tremendous strides to become an every down player. Scouts think that Coffman can become a contributor as a second tight end, and eventually develop into a serviceable starter.
5. James Casey, Rice: A former pro baseball player, Casey is a pass-catching phenom who creates numerous mismatches on the edge due to his size and speed on the perimeter. He is too quick for slow-footed linebackers, and enjoys a superior height advantage over most defensive backs. Additionally, his overall versatility (Casey lined up at tight end, fullback, quarterback, safety and defensive end during his career) makes him a potential weapon as part of a "Wildcat" formation. While Casey will need time to transition into a conventional tight end, his special qualities make him an intriguing prospect, and a potential late riser up the draft board.