Starter: Harrison Bryant | FAU
FAU’s Harrison Bryant comes into a fairly quiet 2020 tight end class without big names like T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant to compete with. Without much attention, he might slip into the second round, but his production would say he has the potential to be a huge steal.
Bryant was the only FBS tight end to clear 1,000 yards receiving, doing so on another FBS high 65 receptions. Similar to LSU’s Justin Jefferson, Bryant served as sort of a safety-valve in the FAU passing game and ended up being the highlight of that team, leading in both catches and receiving yards.
Bryant’s NFL translation is difficult since he didn’t play at a group of five school. Regardless, he had some stellar production in college and is sure to have a few scouts excited for his potential.
Backup: Brycen Hopkins | Purdue
Brycen Hopkins out of Purdue was right behind Bryant in just about every receiving category, and even earned honors as a First-Team All-American. Playing for a Big 10 school in Purdue might have him more pro-ready than Bryant, but in terms of production, he was just a step behind.
Even still, what Hopkins did in his final college year is impressive. Coming away with 61 receptions for 830 yards and seven touchdowns in 11 starts his a great way to end a college career, especially for a tight end.