BIO: Four-year starter that caught 34/421 yards last year after 25/206/3 as a junior. Played only six games in 2002 after suffering a season-ending knee injury against Memphis. Sophomore totals were 34/30/5.
POSITIVES: Hard-working, pass catching tight end with solid athletic skills. Extends nicely for the pass or adjusts and pulls the pass out of the air. Moves well laterally and consistently comes back to the quarterback, making himself an available target. Breaks down well, flexible and works to pick up the extra yardage running after the catch. Quick off the snap into blocks, plays with good pad level and uses body positioning to wall defenders from the action. Competitive, tough and gives effort in all aspects of the game.
NEGATIVES: Lacks the soft hands and does not always come away with the tough catch in traffic. Does not possess the break away speed for a pass-catching tight end and offers only marginal playing strength as an in-line blocker.
ANALYSIS: Offering an adequate package of size and athleticism, Ghent could be a solid tight end brought onto the field for third-and-long situations. Needs to step up his game and take it to the next level during camp to have a true shot at sticking on an active roster come September.