Jimmy Graham. Rob Gronkowski. Travis Kelce. These are some of the best tight ends in the NFL today all of whom dominate opponents with great athletic ability. However, there's one college prospect who might have what it takes to join these ranks.
Noah Fant, a tight end at Iowa, has shown the physical skills to excel at the next level and then some. At 6-5 232-lbs, the junior led all tight ends in college football with 16.47 yards per catch and tied for the FBS lead at the position with 11 touchdown catches.
The projected first round pick in next year's NFL Draft is breaking all the records in strength and conditioning drills this summer. Recently he posted a 42-inch vertical jump. Yes. FORTY-TWO.
We talked with some players today. Noah Fant is cruising at a different altitude right now. Like 42-inch vert altitude.— Marc Morehouse (@marcmorehouse) June 12, 2018
To say this is insane would be an understatement. Those are NBA hops, and what's to stop him from trying on some basketball shoes for size?
Iowa TE Noah Fant (@nrfant) 2017 Highlights #Hawkeyes— JustBombsProductions (@JBP_Official) June 13, 2018
At 6'5 232 lbs, Fant is an athletic pass catcher who has been a matchup problem for DBs. After a breakout 2017 campaign, expect an even better season coming up
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Let's hope Fant can showcase similar athletic ability during the 2018 season. The Hawkeyes are gonna need it of they want to get back to the top of the Big Ten West.