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Merce Poindexter
SI Grade
2.83
Position: Class:
4Sr
School: Conference: Ht., Wt.:
6-3, 248
40 Time:
4.83

BIOGRAPHY: Broke into the starting lineup as a freshman and has been seeing extensive playing time the past four years. Senior pass catching totals included 12/145/4 after 13/133/1 as a junior.

POSITIVES: When on his game, Poindexter shows the skills necessary to be a number two tight end at the next level. But he must improve his fundamentals and learn to do the little things well for any chance to make an NFL roster.

NEGATIVES: Starts off with good knee bend, but he gets tall as the play proceeds, negating any strength in his base. Not a dominant blocker that finishes off opponents. Marginally productive as a pass catcher.

ANALYSIS: Nice-sized tight end who displays flashes of next level ability. Quickly releases off the line into blocks or pass routes, uses his hands to protect himself, and gets separation from opponents. Uses his frame to shield away opponents from the pass, and shows the ability to make the difficult reception with defenders draped on him. Stays square, works blocks, and possesses good strength at the initial point of attack.

PROJECTION: FA

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