BIO: Sixth-year senior used as a starter in two-tight end sets. Senior totals included 25/397/4. Missed most of the .04 and .03 seasons with injury.
POSITIVES: Blocking tight end who catches the ball well in the short field. Plays with good pad level, blocks with a nasty attitude and always is looking for someone to hit. Stout at the point, makes effective use of blocking angles and turns opponents off the line. Displays soft hands as a receiver, making the reception away from his frame.
NEGATIVES: Lumbering runner who is nothing more than a short-area target. Lacks footwork sliding out to protect the edge.
ANALYSIS: A hard-working and coachable prospect, Sypniewski could make a roster as a third tight end if he checks out medically.