Scouting Report: Adam Breneman, TE, UMass

Mechanicsburg, PA | 6040 | 250 | 4.74E | 2018

Excellent size; lines up on the left, right and at times in the slot. Greatest strength is going to be his knack for finding the open holes in opponent’s defenses—has a high football IQ. More of a chugger than a glider after the catch; isn’t going to outrun anybody with his wide frame and thick thighs. Limited vertically and needs to polish up his technique; there are things such as route running and blocking that have room for improvement. Failed to hold the point of attack on a few occasions and would like to see him seek out the contact more when called upon to block. Missed some time in training camp prior to 2017 season with a slight hamstring pull. Depending on how his knees check out medically, he retired at one point of his career due to accumulation of injuries, he can be selected as high as day two, based on his talent level but could end up undrafted if doctors in Indianapolis don’t like what they see. Possesses a similar style of play to that of Owen Daniels.

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Preseason 2017: While the college football season has yet to begin, senior Minutemen tight end Adam Breneman is already a fast-riser within the scouting community. A former five-star recruit from Pennsylvania, Breneman originally began his career at Penn State before injuries limited him to just eight games during his first three seasons. He eventually winded up quitting football for a brief period of time. While NFL scouts focused on whether or not his knee could withstand the rigors of a full season, Breneman posted 70 catches for 808 receiving yards and eight touchdowns last year. Speaking at ‘The Opening,’ he sounds destined for an even bigger season ahead: “I’m right around 250 (pounds), which is what I want to play at,” Breneman told The Daily Hampshire Gazette. “I’m as strong as I’ve ever been, as fast as I’ve ever been. I’m light years ahead of where I was last season. It’s exciting for me to think how much better I can be when my body is where I need to be. At the same time there’s a lot of expectations and pressure you feel as an athlete. But the old saying is pressure makes diamonds.” The NFL Draft Bible will be on hand August 26th when UMass hosts Hawaii.  – 07/12/17

2016: Was the FBS tight end leader in total receptions (70) and ranked No. 2 in total yards (808) and touchdowns (eight) through the end of the regular season. Led the Minutemen in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns; averaged 67.3 receiving yards per game and 11.5 yards per catch.

2013-15: Appeared in 14 career games at Penn State. Missed majority of 2015 because of injury, but played in two late-season contests. Redshirted the 2014 season due to injury. Enrolled at Penn State in January 2013. Played in 12 games with five starts as a true freshman in 2013. Made 15 receptions for 186 yards and three touchdowns, with a TD catch in each of the last three games in 2013. Holds the record for the longest TD by a tight end in Penn State history.

High School: 2013 Under Armour All-American and all-state player for head coach Jim Cantafio at Cedar Cliff High School. All-time leading receiver in Cedar Cliff history; all-time leading tight end in Pennsylvania high school history (in all receiving categories). Combined for 132 receptions, 1,988 yards and 20 touchdowns during his sophomore and junior seasons. Member of the National Honor Society and an honor roll student.
 
Personal: Son of Brian and Sherri Breneman. Father, Brian, was a standout player at Delaware Valley College, playing on the AP Little All-America team. Earned his bachelor’s degree in business management in December 2015 from Penn State. Pursuing a master’s degree in business at UMass.