Scouting Report: Austin Serfain-Jenkins

Thomas Frank Carr

ESPN Radio 1450 Draft Analyst

Austin Serafin-Jenkins

TE. Jr Washington


Height: 6’5”                                Weight: 262                          Arm length: 33 ¾”                      40 yard Dash: DNP

Broad Jump: DNP                     Bench: 20 reps                    Vertical jump: DNP              20 yard Shuttle: DNP       

 


Strengths

·         Elite Size and frame. Long arms and big hands

·         Former basketball player who has good leaping ability and knack for jump balls

·         Decent blocker, good foundation to build upon

·         Solid hands

·         Catches ball in traffic, unafraid to go over the middle

·         Very good athleticism for his size

·         Good route runner who uses double moves effectively

Weaknesses

·         Can be redirected in his route and jammed at the LoS

·         Lacks elite speed and acceleration

·         Straight-line athlete, CoD is average

·         Hips are stiff, doesn’t have fluid movement in and out of breaks

·         Runs high, doesn’t break down and explode out of cuts

·         Plays with too much finesse

·         Needs to improve his blocking technique, doesn’t block with tenacity

 

Analysis:


Serafin-Jenkins possesses a lot of what scouts are looking for in a modern day NFL tight end. He has a background in basketball, having played at Washington. He has very good hands, a big frame, and good leaping ability. However, he lacks the explosion and agility to make him an elite physical talent. He has good straight line speed but he doesn’t have any elusiveness to his game. He was used extensively as a blocker at Washington and has solid fundamentals. He will need to improve how he finishes blocks and his body lean when blocking larger defenders at the next level. Serafin-Jenkins will have place in the NFL as a well-rounded tight end.