|Chicago (IL) Marist tight end Nic Weishare (image via Chicago Tribune)|
Weight: 215 lbs.
High school: Chicago (IL) Marist
Position: Tight end
Notes: Holds offers from Boston College, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Purdue, Vanderbilt, and Wisconsin . . . As a junior in 2012, had 89 receptions for 1,100 yards and 5 touchdowns . . . As a sophomore in 2011, had 77 receptions for 1,160 yards and 13 touchdowns . . . 247 Sports 4-star TE, 90 grade, #6 TE, #231 overall
Strengths: Good frame to add weight . . . Catches ball with hands away from his body . . . Plays wide receiver in high school, which prepares him to play against more skilled players . . . Willing blocker in open field . . . Runs with good body lean . . . Keeps shoulders square when running after catch
Weaknesses: Lacks in-line blocking experience . . . Not an elite athlete . . . Lacks explosive speed and leaping ability . . . Not particularly elusive . . . Should break more tackles with his size advantage . . . Needs to use hands better to break press coverage
Projection: Tight end. Weishar is a little bit stiff to split out wide in college, so he likely projects to Michigan's Y-receiver spot rather than U-back. He would obviously need to add some weight, and he would presumably require some technique work since he doesn't play in a three-point stance. He doesn't show the athleticism to be a huge matchup problem, but he has the hands and size to be an effective receiver in the middle of the field. He has the look of a future BCS-quality starter and could even develop into an all-conference player in the right system.
Reminds me of: Tyler Ecker