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C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE

School: Iowa  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Johnsburg, IL
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 265 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.732.751.6425 31 1/29'8"4.267.10

Player Overview

A throwback tight end capable of dominating opponents as a blocker and holding his own as a receiver. He played a key functional role in a run-first offense with the feet to blend in at the end of the offensive line and the hands and reach to be his quarterback's best friend.

Fiedorowicz headlines an underwhelming group of senior tight ends. His production at Iowa is average at-best, but he was underutilized in the Hawkeyes offense. Fiedorowicz has the size and skill set to start at the next level and be successful blocking and receiving.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Well-built with good versatility. Can spring from a down block to get past defenders as a receiver. Good body control and soft hands for such a large man, traits that have led Washington junior Austin Seferian-Jenkins to earn a lot of attention as a first-round prospect. Fiedorowicz isn't as flashy as ASJ, but he's just as big and fast in a straight-line and is a much more physical and attentive blocker. Massive catch radius and the frame to drag cornerbacks and safeties after the catch.

WEAKNESSES: Not a quick-twitch athlete but has good enough second-level acceleration. Doesn't separate easily out of breaks and gets open more with guile and understanding of defenses. Limited after the catch. Inconsistent pass catcher who drops the easy one too often. Didn't work back to the football on scramble plays. Doesn't square targets as a blocker.

--Dane Brugler

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05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Texans' picks: Round 3/65 - C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE, 6-6, 265, Iowa...Perhaps the best blocking tight end in the draft. He fits because Bill O'Brien wants to use formations with multiple tight ends. He wanted a physical blocker to play with Garrett Graham and Ryan Griffin, both of whom are better receivers than blockers. - The Sports Xchange


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