Ben Utecht TE Minnesota
Ben is big, tall kid with
long legs and long arms. He has very good speed and good hands. He works very
well with the QB and is dependable. Ben is a pure pass-catching TE.
Needs to Improve
Ben is not a good blocker right now. He is a one dimensional TE. His blocking
will need to improve. He needs to bend at the knees and use leverage.
Ben is a pass-catching TE. He will be a valuable addition for some lucky team
when he splits the safeties on third and long. The WR's are going to love him
because a safety will have to help a linebacker in coverage. This will force 1-on-1
coverage on a WR and slam bam - the big play has just introduced itself to your
offense. Ben has very good speed and very good hands. He knows how to get open
and he understands down and distance. I do not think that Ben will ever be that
great a blocker, but he will improve and he will give the effort. He lacks the
timing and he is stiff in his hips. The point is Ben would rather catch the
ball than block. It's as simple as that. This kid can catch anything you throw
at him. He's a smooth operator. Ben should be a first day pick.