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Chris Gragg, TE

School: Arkansas  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Warren, AK
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 244 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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195106

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.462.551.5418 37 1/210'5"4.517.08
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Fluid and smooth athlete, moving like a bigger wide receiver. Able to gain free release off the line of scrimmage with the quickness to create separation in his routes. Improved route-runner with a strong plant foot to make sharp cuts in/out of his breaks. Tracks the ball well to extend and snatch it with his hands. Does a nice job catching the ball in stride to pick up yards after contact. Nice job making contested grabs and staying tough over the middle. Has done a nice job putting good weight on his frame and working hard in the weight room.

WEAKNESSES: Lacks ideal frame for the position and needs to continue to add bulk. Still needs a lot of work as a route-runner and didn't excel on routes that weren't shallow crossing patterns. Has had some costly drops and appears to have streaky focus and confidence at times. Needs to eliminate the mental errors, something his coaches have pointed out. Struggles to sustain blocks and needs to develop his technique in this area to compensate for his leaner build. Durability is a strong concern after missing most of his senior season with a leg injury and a history of several other medical issues.

Compares To: Lance Kendricks, TE, St. Louis Rams

--Dane Brugler

Player Overview

A former wide receiver, Gragg has had trouble staying healthy, but when he's on the field he is a savvy and reliable pass catcher. He made a few starts in 2008 as a freshman, but then missed the entire 2009 season with an ankle injury, earning a medical redshirt. Gragg returned and played sparingly in 2010 before becoming the starting tight end in 2011. He had career-best numbers as a junior with 41 catches for 518 yards and two touchdowns.

Gragg was poised for a big senior season in 2012, but like the rest of the Arkansas offense, it was a forgettable season. He spent more time on the sidelines this past year than on the field, struggling with a leg injury and finishing with just 22 receptions. He is a reliable pass catcher, but is more of a wide receiver/tight end hybrid, lacking an ideal frame for the tight end position. Gragg's durability is a strong question mark, but when healthy, he projects as a move-tight end in the NFL.

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02/20/2013 - 2013 NFL Combine, Medical watch: Arkansas' Chris Gragg started out the 2012 season on fire, catching a combined 14 passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns in the Razorbacks' first two games, but he struggled with leg injuries throughout the rest of the year. If he can prove he's healthy, the 6-3, 246-pound Gragg could earn a similar draft-day grade as his former teammate, D.J. Williams, whom the Green Bay Packers selected in the fifth round two years ago. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

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