Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Scouting Report: Nic Weishar

Chicago (IL) Marist tight end Nic Weishare (image via Chicago Tribune)
Name: Nic Weishar
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 215 lbs.
High school: Chicago (IL) Marist
Position: Tight end
Class: 2014

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


  1. so he will also forget to pitch it to steve breaston?
    too soon?

    1. hilarious, i tried to block that out of my memory. now its just a good chuckle.

  2. Thunder, firstly, I want to sound I really enjoy reading your scouting reports. Could you do one on Bryan Mone? I tried looking back at past posts to see if you've done one already, but I didn't see one. I'd love to hear your thoughts on him considering he's leaning towards putting on the winged helmet.


    1. I generally try to move from position to position and scroll through the positions. Mone will be my defensive tackle target, but that will probably be after an offensive lineman. It might be a couple weeks away.