Scouting Report: Jerome Washington, TE, Rutgers

Jerome Washington, TE, Rutgers

Elizabeth, NJ | 6046 | 260 | 4.78E | 2020

This player possesses a rare combination of size and athleticism at his position; it’s like tackling a tree trunk in the open field. He plays many different roles in the offense and lines up on the line, in the slot, he does an ok job with his inline blocking—technique has room for improvement. Used effectively in the short passing game, where they’ll throw him a five-yard out route and let him rumble down the field. An above average route runner. Transfered from Miami, where he stepped away from football after playing one season in 2015, primarily on special teams. He was the top-rated JUCO tight end in the nation when he transferred from Mercer Community College (NJ), to the Hurricanes. He has eligibility remaining until 2020 but he graduated high school in 2013, so it would not be surprising if he does declare early at some point and continues the Rutgers tight end lineage to the NFL (Tyler Kroft, Clark Harris, LJ Smith, Marco Battaglia). Similar player to Jerell Adams (South Carolina/Giants) and a potential day three selection.

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2016: Transferred to Rutgers in the summer with two seasons of eligibility remaining … sat out season due to NCAA transfer regulations.

2015: Saw action in nine games, mostly on special teams … saw action against Nebraska (9/19) … recorded first career reception with a 13-yard catch in action at FAU (9/11) … made career debut versus Bethune-Cookman (9/5).

2014: Enrolled at Mercer Community College, but played for the Gattica Football Club … recorded 24 receptions for 510 yards and eight touchdowns.

High School: Competed at Gunnery Prep School in Washington, Conn., in 2013 … rated a consensus four-star junior college recruit by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN … 16th-best junior college prospect and best post-graduate tight end by 247Sports … played scholastically at The Stony Brook School in New York, producing four catches for 137 yards and two scores during senior season.

Personal: A labor studies major.

 

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