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Ben Hartsock - TE Position: TE
Class: Sr
School: Ohio St.
Conference: Big Ten
Ht., Wt.: 6'4, 263
40 Time: 4.82
Grade: 3.54

Selected by Indianapolis Colts
Round 3, pick 5 (68 overall)
BIO: Two-year starter who broke out as a senior catching 33/290/2 and named a first team all-conference selection. Started 13 games as a junior posting 17/137/2, after 7/81/1 the prior year in four starts. All-academic selection last year.

POSITIVES: Hard-working tight end with a well-rounded game. Fluid releasing off the line of scrimmage, adjusts to the errant throw and displays soft hands. Extends to catch the ball away from his frame and effective running after the reception. Tenacious blocker who plays with leverage, works to finish off defenders and displays strength at the point.

NEGATIVES: Not quick or explosive into his blocks. More of a short-yardage pass-receiving threat and lacks the speed to make plays into the secondary.

ANALYSIS: A solid college player, Hartsock does not stand out in any single aspect of the game. Has the frame to add weight which would improve his blocking abilities and coming off a good Combine performance. Could catch on as a number-two tight end for a franchise.

PROJECTION: Late Third Round

Photo: David Maxwell/Getty Images

2003 Receiving Statistics
Receptions Receiving Yards Yards Per Reception Touchdowns
33 290 8.8 2

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