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Kory Sperry
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BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter who successfully returned from injury last season posting receiving numbers of 38/192/6 and winning all-Conference honors. Played in two games and �07 before a knee injury ended his season. Junior totals included 36/380/5 after 42/547/4 as a true sophomore.

POSITIVES: Sperry is one of the better pass catchers in this years tight end class. His lack of speed as well as his prior injury will send up red flags gets. Sperry could make an NFL roster as a third tight end for an offense which consistently puts him in motion prior to the snap.

NEGATIVES: Average route runner and slows into breaks. Marginal speed and not a tight end who consistently creates mismatches in the secondary. Not quick or explosive into blocks and lacks functional football strength.

ANALYSIS: Fluid, pass catching tight end with natural receiving skills. Quickly releases off the line into routes, comes back to the ball out of breaks and extends his hands offering the quarterback a big target. Adjusts to the errant throw, uses his frame to get separation from defenders and displays good eye/hand coordination. Quickly transitions from making the catch to running after the reception. Displays outstanding awareness and consistently finds the open space on the field in the underneath coverage.


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