Washington Redskins post-trade seven round mock draft
By Ian Cummings
Round 7, Pick 23 – TE Ethan Wolf – Tennessee
With Jordan Reed still recovering from an injury, and Vernon Davis set to turn 34 in due time, the selection of a tight end in this year’s draft is of at least moderate concern. In Round 7, a good option at the position would be Tennessee tight end Ethan Wolf.
Wolf has flown under the radar in the draft process thus far, but he offers stellar potential as a tight end at the next level. At 6-foot-6, 258, Wolf’s size is easily top-tier, and he has the length and athleticism to use that size to his advantage.
The only problem is that, over his four-year career with the Volunteers, Wolf has never been able to put his game together. He’s been a consistent producer, ranging around 22 to 24 receptions a year. But he never broke out as a go-to option, despite his enticing physical traits, and he failed to maintain consistency as a run blocker.
Wolf’s lack of physicality in the blocking game will turn many scouts away, but his potential should not be ignored. With the right coach, Wolf can be molded as a valuable weapon in the receiving game.
For the Washington Redskins, who already have a stellar blocking tight end in Jeremy Sprinkle, the addition of Wolf would be a smart move. That way, the Redskins would have two young tight ends who are proficient in different areas, and with starters in place ahead of those two, they would have time to develop and hone their skills. Wolf can learn from Vernon Davis, and with some time to learn and develop, he could become a massive steal in the seventh round.