Biography: Three-year starter who posted career numbers of 43/507/4 as a senior. Junior totals included 12/160/3.
Positives: Terrific pass-catching tight end who took a major step forward last season. Fluid releasing off the line into routes, nicely extends his hands to make the reception away from his frame, and displays good eye/hand coordination. Easily makes the catch in contorted positions displaying soft and strong hands. Shows great focus and concentration, takes the big hit yet holds onto the ball. Makes the tough catch with defenders draped on him. Stays square as a blocker, bends his knees, and keeps his head on a swivel.
Negatives: Lacks top speed and is not a true downfield threat. Marginally strong at the point and rarely gets movement run blocking.
Analysis: After being a part-time player, Palmer really took off last season and was a major pass-catching threat. He's a limited athlete, yet he does enough things well to get looks as a third tight end at the next level.
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