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Mock Draft Profile: TE David Njoku

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Giants.com breaks down the predictions in the latest Mock Drafts:

Giants.com is in Indianapolis for the annual NFL Scouting Combine, a week-long job interview for college football's best players leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft. We've gathered all the mock drafts to date and looked at the players who have been projected to the Giants with the No. 23 pick.


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Based off these draft experts, this profile is on Miami tight end David Njoku.

COMBINE MEASUREMENTS & RESULTS

Height: 6-4
Weight: 245 lbs.
Arm length: 35 ¼"
Hands: 10"
40-yard dash:4.62 sec. 
Bench press: 21 reps
Vertical jump: 37.5"
Broad jump: 133"
*3-cone drill: 6.97 sec.
20-yard shuttle: 4.34 sec.

*Top three at position

WHAT HE BRINGS TO THE TABLE

A native of Cedar Grove, New Jersey, Njoku hauled in 64 passes for 1,060 yards and nine touchdowns in his college career, eight of which came in 2016. He earned All-ACC Honorable Mention accolades in his final season.

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING AT THE COMBINE

"With Njoku, the upside is off the charts. … He was a national champion high jumper in high school. So this guy is going to jump out of the gym. He's really impressive, just his physical measurements. He doesn't turn 21 until the summer, so he's a young guy. His blocking is very green. As a receiver, his routes need work but you see the natural athleticism and his upside is off the charts. I wouldn't be surprised if he jumps [Alabama's O.J.] Howard for some teams." – Dane Brugler, CBSSports.com

WHAT DAVID IS SAYING AT THE COMBINE

"It's crazy. It feels like yesterday that I was a little kid and I was the biggest fan watching [the Giants and Jets] on TV, hoping one day I would go to a game. And now I'm here and could possibly be on that team next season. It's a great blessing. "To go home, that would mean a lot. I mean, anywhere I go, honestly, is a blessing, but being raised in Jersey and watching the Giants and the Jets and having them both as my top two favorite teams when I was younger, it would be awesome."

FUN FACT

At Cedar Grove High School, he won the national championship in boys high jump at the 2014 New Balance Nationals Outdoor, clearing 6 feet, 11 inches.

NFL COMPARISON

Greg Olsen

MIKE MAYOCK'S TOP 5 TE

NFL.com's Lance Zierlein names his instant impact draft prospects for the 2017 NFL Draft.

1. O.J. Howard, Alabama 
2. David Njoku, Miami 
3. Evan Engram, Ole Miss 
4. Jake Butt, Michigan 
5. Gerald Everett, South Alabama

NFL.COM SCOUTING REPORT

Great muscular definition with long arms and room for 10 more pounds. Elite athlete and seam buster deluxe. Can stick a foot in the ground and break in either direction at a 90-degree angle in shorter routes. Tremendous acceleration out of breaks to separate and widen the window for quarterbacks. Opens the throttle in open field. When he catches it on the move, the YAC yards can become an avalanche. Was 7-foot high-jumper in high school and can go up and over most everyone he faces. Hand quickness to get a last second push-off and still get hands up to secure catch. Finds soft spots against zones. Plays outside, from the slot and in-line. Willing to compete as a blocker. Can push defensive backs around from slot. Gets early arm extension into defender and looks to create some turn. Shows lateral blocking ability for zone scheme.

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