Biography: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors after his junior and senior seasons. Numbers last year included 10/108 when he missed six games with a shoulder injury. Junior totals included career highs of 20/260/1.
Positives: Nice-sized tight end with a well-rounded game. Strong blocker who handles one-on-one assignments or turns defenders off the line on running downs. Explosive at the point, quickly gets into blocks and plays with knee bend. Fluid releasing off the line into pass routes, defeats jams and displays consistent hands. Extends to make the difficult catch in a crowd, takes a pounding and holds onto the throw.
Negatives: Lacks the speed to stretch the seam or get into the secondary.
Analysis: Coming into the season, Byham was one of the higher-rated tight ends yet missed significant action because of a shoulder injury. He looked like a real prospect after his junior season and once he gets his game back on track, Byham offers potential as a number two tight end for an NFL team.
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