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81 Ryan Izzo TE

Florida State Seminoles

Key Stats

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Complementary tight end with below-average but workable blocking skills and flashes of chain-moving receiving skills.

College Recap:

Izzo’s transformation from lanky, pseudo wide receiver as a three-star prep prospect from Sparta, New Jersey, to a hulking, complete tight end was fairly miraculous. The Seminoles found value in Izzo -- who was 220 pounds in high school. He redshirted his first year on campus, and put 25 pounds on his 6-foot-5 frame. After the transition year, Izzo quickly turned into a full-time starter as a redshirt freshman, producing a combined 437 receiving yards in 2015 and ‘16. The Seminoles did not feature Izzo a ton in the passing game, although he produced when targeted and had a career year with 306 receiving yards and three touchdowns in 2017.

Ultimately, Izzo made his mark as a blocker. FSU had a running back produce more than 1,000 rushing yards in three consecutive seasons with Izzo starting, with his combination of strength and quickness making him an invaluable part of a blocking scheme that called for a lot of pulling and trapping. Izzo was often asked to stay back as a blocker on passing downs to help a struggling offensive line in 2017, but he still managed to come up with some big plays in critical moments - such as his 60-yard reception off a flea-flicker versus Clemson. -- Brendan Sonnone

Game Log
09/02@BAMAL 7-2434615.3000-0
10/07MIAMIL 20-2445413.5100-0
10/14@DUKEW 17-1011313.0000-0
10/21LVILLEL 28-3123718.5100-0
10/27@BCL 3-3511414.0000-0
11/04CUSEW 27-24155.0000-0
11/11@CLEML 14-3116060.0100-0
11/25@FLAW 38-2212929.0000-0
12/27USMW 42-136599.8000-0
2014-15Florida State2170
2015-16Florida State13142102
2016-17Florida State13192271
2017-18Florida State9203173
TOTAL 37547616

Player Info

Florida State Seminoles