Biography: All-conference selection as a senior when he became a full-time starter, posting a career-best 31 receptions and 364 receiving yards. Junior totals included 18/230/1 after he had 20/266/2 as a sophomore. Played with the starting lineup since his freshman season. Struggled with injuries throughout his college career.
Positives: Efficient tight end with minimal upside. Solid pass catcher who extends his hands, makes the reception away from his frame and works hard running after the catch. Keeps his feet moving on contact, keeps the play inbounds and runs over defenders to pick up yardage. Nicely adjusts to the errant throw. Bends his knees, blocks with leverage and keeps his feet moving. Displays good blocking vision.
Negatives: Possesses average strength as a blocker and average speed as a pass catcher. Marginal burst in his game.
Analysis: Linthicum is efficient yet not spectacular in any aspect of his game. He could be a third tight end at the next level if he's able to stay healthy.
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