2014 NFL Draft Profile: Fresno State TE Marcel Jensen

Donald Miralle

The tight end wasn't often featured as a part of Fresno State's offensive attack, but the former Bulldog's size and soft hands should entice any number of NFL teams.

Marcel Jensen, Tight End, Fresno State

6'6", 270 pounds

Mocking the Draft overall ranking: 168

Mocking the Draft positional ranking: 9

Strengths: Don't let the counting statistics fool you, because Jensen has a surprising ability to stretch the field and has soft hands that made him a capable red zone target over the last two seasons. His size and strength make him a proficient blocker.  Jensen also has well above average leaping ability that will be an asset on special teams; Bulldogs fans will recall his season-saving blocked kick against San Diego State, one of four blocked kicks in his time at Fresno State.

Weaknesses: Jensen spent the majority of the time surprising secondaries up the seams or catching short passes in Fresno State's offense, so he needs more work as a route runner. While he has no real injury history, Jensen missed the Senior Bowl with a groin injury, and that may be a red flag to risk-averse teams.

The Bottom Line: Fresno State abandoned its running game on occasion in 2013 but, when it was clicking, Jensen was a big reason why. He is one of the most physically imposing tight ends in this year's draft, and that alone will draw a great deal of attention when the top players are off the board after the first few rounds.

Projected round: 5

Projected likely destination: Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants, Houston Texans

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