Marcel Jensen, TE

School: Fresno State  |  Conference: MWC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Fairfield, CA
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 259 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.852.83-24 35-4.607.38
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.812.791.6624 359'7"4.607.38

Player Overview

Replacing old school power football proponent Pat Hill with spread attack wiz Tim DeRuyter at head coach has helped Fresno State become one of the country's most explosive offenses, but you wouldn't blame Jensen if he missed his old coach, as his playing time dropped with the Bulldogs increasingly featuring four- and five-receiver sets.

He caught 26 passes for 353 yards and three scores in 2013, earning a coveted spot on the Senior Bowl roster. However, he suffered a groin injury on his first day of practice in Mobile, ruining an opportunity to showcase his talents.

Jensen is an attractive developmental prospect because of his size, acceleration and willingness to block at the line of scrimmage. Scouts also like the fact that unlike many of the tight ends in the 2014 class, he has spent time as an in-line blocker, as well as split out wide.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: While he doesn't get as many snaps as most NFL prospects, Jensen's ability to control defenders at the line of scrimmage in the running game, as well as his size, athleticism and big mitts in the passing game are very intriguing.

He possesses just average initial quickness off the line but accelerates smoothly for a big man. Presents a large catch radius, showing the ability to contort to adjust to passes outside of his frame. Catches the ball with his hands and quickly secures the ball.

Jensen's size and leaping ability also make him a standout on special teams. He had four career blocked kicks.

WEAKNESSES: While an imposing figure as a run-blocker, he is too inconsistent with his initial punch and in keeping his legs churning to sustain. Shows just average balance, coming off the line too high and negating his own power when run-blocking and too easily being knocked off course as a route-runner.

Shows little agility to avoid defenders in the open field, making him just a short-yardage target in the passing game. Groin injury suffered at the Senior Bowl requires medical clearance during pre-draft exams.

COMPARES TO: John Phillips, San Diego Chargers - Like the 6-5, 251-pound Phillips, Jensen possesses the frame scouts are looking for but he's not a dominating factor in the running game and offers limited playmaking ability.

--Rob Rang (2/6/14)

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