This is a definitely a "project". I love his size. I wonder if we should have a bet on who lasts longer at TE in the NFL: Blount or Tebow.
Barry Jackson (Miami Herald) wrote:
The most fascinating Dolphins undrafted free agent isn’t a rookie. Former North Carolina Central basketball player Jibri Blount, the son of Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback Mel Blount, was part of the 2020 draft class and wasn’t made available to the media this weekend. He never played college football, but the Dolphins will allow him to try his hand at tight end.
Blount, who’s 6-7 and 230 pounds, played only basketball in college, averaging 15.2 points and 7.3 rebounds in 55 games and 31 starts. He was the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference’s Player of the Year and was named the conference’s player of the week five times.
While Blount is a long shot for the 53-man roster at one of Miami’s deepest positions, an impressive summer could land him a spot on the practice squad. This marks the second consecutive offseason that the Dolphins are trying an outside-the-box experiment at tight end.
Last offseason, they signed Bryce Sterk, who ranked among the FCS sack leaders at Montana State, and tried to convert him into a tight end, a position he hadn’t played since high school. But that experiment ended when he was released in August.
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