BIOGRAPHY: Former linebacker who sporadically played with the first team the past four years. Caught just a single pass as a senior after career-high numbers of 19/206/4 the previous year. Underwent surgery for shoulder and knee injuries prior to his senior campaign, which limited his playing time.
POSITIVES: Hard-working tight end who will also get consideration as a lead-blocking fullback. Solid position blocker who gets leverage on opponents and turns them off the line. Plays with a tough attitude and always looking for someone to hit. Adjusts to the errant throw and effective as an underneath receiver.
NEGATIVES: Marginal playing speed and shows limited quickness in his game. Not dominant as a blocker. Has had a rash of recent injuries.
ANALYSIS: Crooks offers limited upside, yet he has potential as a third tight end or backup fullback at the next level.