BIO: Three year starter awarded All-Conference honors as both a junior and senior. Posted 19/217/3 in nine games last season after tearing a ligament in his left knee. Junior totals included 24/256 when he played only eight games after a season-ending shoulder injury.
POSITIVES: Solid pass-catching tight end with major durability issues. Solid route runner and gets separation from opponents. Moves well in any direction of the field, adjusts to the errant throw and extends to consistently catch the pass away from his frame. Solid position blocker who stays square and seals defenders from the action. Works hard until the whistle blows.
NEGATIVES: Has difficulty moving linebackers or even safeties off the ball. Struggles at the point and does more holding than blocking.
ANALYSIS: A reliable pair of hands and pass catcher who comes away with the important reception, Crafts has had his development slowed because of injuries the past two years. Must improve his playing strength and stay healthy to have any shot of making a final roster.