Ben Koyack, TE

School: Notre Dame  |  Conference: FBS Independents
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Oil City, PA
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 255 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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Player Lowdown

Combine Results
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Workout Results
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Player Overview

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STRENGTHS: Versatility could be his calling card in the NFL. Lined up primarily as a lead blocker in the running game both at H-back or fullback in 2013 and saw signification action there as an inline blocker as a senior. Koyack demonstrates strength, flexibility and quickness at the point of attack, routinely sealing the edge or clearing the hole with leverage, physicality and above all else tenacity. As a receiver, Koyack shows impressive burst off the line, is able to sink and accelerate out of cuts, and possesses superb arm length, coordination and soft hands to pluck the ball off his frame. He also exhibits a strong second gear after the catch and the athleticism to break down and make defenders miss in the open field.

WEAKNESSES: A good developmental prospect but may need a year in an NFL weight room to handle the same duties he was asked to perform at Notre Dame. Good overall weight distribution but still looks more like a big receiver than a traditional NFL tight end. Relatively narrow limbs and could use to gain strength, especially in his upper body. Can be overwhelmed by size and strength as an inline blocker and struggles, at times, to fight through the jam to get into his route. Better burst to separate than true straight-line speed.

--Derek Stephens, Rob Rang

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05/05/2015 - A closer look at the Jaguars' eight picks: Round 7/229 - Ben Koyack, TE, 6-5, 255, Notre Dame...The Jaguars got a good look at Koyack during the week leading up to the Senior Bowl. The Jaguars' coaching staff coached the South team and even though Koyack played on the opposing North squad, it still enabled the team's coaching staff to get a good look at him and talk with him. Koyack doesn't have flashy numbers (44 catches for 532 yards, five TDs in 40 games with the Irish), but he could be a contributor with special teams and could fill a need should the Jaguars experience injuries at the tight end spot like they did a year ago. - The Sports Xchange


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