|by Drew Boylhart SR Staff Writer March 2005||Billy Bajema TE Oklahoma St|
The most impressive aspect of Billyís talents is his ability to block in space, or on the run. This alone shows me that he has athletic talent. He has good size for his position and good overall athletic ability. He does an excellent job of blocking LBís and safeties, which helped his college team and their RB to run all over most of their opponents.
Needs to Improve
Billy is not a very good in-line blocker. He doesnít understand that he needs to use leverage and smarts and not muscle to accomplish this part of his game. Iíve also never seen a ball thrown to Billy, so I have no idea how good his hands are. He has good speed, but is not very quick out of his stance. His first few steps are also slow, but put this kid in motion or use him to pull and he is a devastating blocker.
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Billy talents are very intriguing. He does have athletic talent. His workout numbers are in the ballpark and Iím sure the teams that work him out will know if he has good enough hands or not. He has to learn how to run routes and he must get quicker and a whole lot of other things, but all of these things can be taught and Billy shows enough heart on film to learn. I donít know if Billy will be drafted or not, but I do know that he will be a good player to have on your team and just might be a very useful TE in a two TE system like his college team used. In a couple of years, I just have a feeling that Billy will compete for a starting job in the NFL. When you see him block on the move, you just have to say, ďLetís take a chance on this kid in the later rounds.Ē Sometimes you just have to go with your gut and I think this is one of those times. This kid reminds me a lot of Mark Chmura TE for the Packers.