University of Washington tight end Hunter Bryant announced his decision to declare for the 2020 NFL Draft yesterday, adding a much needed piece to the class. This group is a noticeably weak crop of tight ends, especially in comparison to the prospects from the last few years.
Bryant will be in the mix for the first tight end taken come draft night, which means he has the potential to be a first-round pick.
Listed at just 240 pounds, Bryant isn’t the typical in-line blocking tight end. Rather, he fits more of the mold of Evan Engram, an athletic specimen who can thrive playing in the slot or as the H-back.
Bryant was moved around Washington’s offense to expose matchups, and his speed was an issue for most interior defenders. He led the Huskies in receiving yards by a pretty wide margin, collecting 825 yards on 52 receptions. Bryant actually struggled to get into the endzone during his collegiate career, posting just 5 touchdowns in 26 games.
Along with his declaration, Bryant will sit out of the Huskies bowl game, meaning the next time we see him will likely be at the NFL Scouting Combine, where he’s sure to make his impression strongly felt.