Pat Freiermuth TE, Penn State
Most people believe that Freirmuth is the best tight end in college football and that he would have been the top of his class for the past few drafts. Do you know who has always really liked throwing the ball to tight ends? Jim Chaney.
SEC fans should probably know that name because after being a tight ends coach in the NFL, Chaney took the OC job for the Tennessee Volunteers. Since 2009 Chaney has spent time as the OC for Tennessee, Arkansas and Georgia, funnily enough, those times seemed to overlap with the times when those offenses were having the most success.
The Vols are in need of a tight end and it would be the perfect opportunity for a balanced TE like Freirmuth to take a job where he can show off his blocking ability while also being in position for a lot of passing volume.
All in all, getting a chance to block for a stable of good running backs and lead a team like Tennessee in receptions or receiving touchdowns, would be a great feather in his cap to sell him as a first round tight end. If it doesn’t work out, it isn’t like he is going to be letting down a team like Alabama or LSU with great expectations and it will ultimately be chalked up as a failure for the Vols, not him.