BIO: Former special teams player who's started the past two seasons, winning All-Conference honors after each campaign. Posted career numbers of 22/286/2 as a senior after 19/349/2 the prior year.
POSITIVES: Nice-sized pass-catching tight end who has improved his blocking. Quickly releases into pass routes, adjusts to the errant throw, and flashes skill making plays in the secondary. Comes back to the ball, shields opponents away with his large frame, then extends and looks the pass in. Plays with leverage, stays square and walls opponents from the action with good body positioning. Stays with assignments and works hard.
NEGATIVES: Must improve the details of his game and learn to use his size as an asset on every down. Marginal playing strength and not dominant at the point.
ANALYSIS: A king-sized tight end who plays much faster than his 40 time, Casey has potential as the number-two man on a depth chart used during short-yardage situations. Could also project to offensive tackle, as he has the size and mentality to play that position.