John Bates, TE

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2021 NFL Combine Results
HeightWeight40 TimeVerticalBenchShuttle3 ConeBroad Jump
The tight end position has evolved in recent years, and there is no better example of that than John Bates. Bates provides a dynamic skillset to the tight end position to spread out wide and make plays. He is an excellent blocker down the field and wins the majority of his battles. He is often wide open and run's good routes, making him the quarterback's safety blanket in many games. He was used in motion a ton and provided mismatches for linebackers. Bates is a solid pass catcher that rarely drops passes. Although he is athletic, he lacks the speed to be a downfield threat and therefore ha...Preview Analysis provided byNFL Draft Bible on SI