Colby Parkinson | TE | Stanford
Parkinson immediately stands out on the football field with this size. Standing 6-7, his 33-inch arms tell the story for this Stanford tight end. A school that has produced plenty of NFL tight ends. He using his length to his advantage and he could be well on his way to becoming an eventual starter at the next level.
Height | 6-7
Weight | 252
Class | Junior
It is best to get Parkinson involved in the redzone as often as possible. With his size and length, he is a jump ball target. Not many players in the NFL could compete with his ability to rise above the rest. Not to mention he has a vertical of 32.5″ and he can snag the ball away from his frame. Shows good hands on film and he consistently high points the ball that keeps defenders from being able to make a play.
Parkinson brings the ability to line up in multiple spots on offense that allows the team to use creative ways to get him the ball. Can line up out wide as a big slot, inline or as a “H” back. Has length to be a solid blocker in the run game. As a receiver, he can win at all three levels although he isn’t much of a deep threat. However, with his size it won’t be hard to fit him the ball in tight coverage with a huge catch radius.
He is a bit lean in his frame. He could add muscle to his frame to help in the physical aspects of his game. While he can be a solid blocker, he still needs work on technique to become a better one and get more snaps on the field. He is more of a pass catcher than blocker at this point. Struggles with leverage due to his size but needs to nail down technique. It will be a big reason he won’t get more snaps without improvement.
He lacks the quickness to get into his route quickly, needs time to get into his breaks. He shouldn’t be the first or second option on the play. Needs to work on his release from the inline position as well. The physical aspect of his game leaves a lot to be desired for such a big player.
Projection: Day 3