2018 Cardinals Draft Profile
Name: Adam Breneman
Position: Tight End
School: University of Massachussetts
Projected: 4th-5th round
Adam Breneman was originally with Penn State before transferring to Massachusetts to complete his MBA. The move proved fruitful for the young tight end as he has caught 134 passes for 1,572 yards and 12 touchdowns in just two seasons. Breneman was selected for the Senior Bowl but missed the game due to a hamstring injury.
Breneman comes from the mold of a traditional tight end. He has great hands and knows how to find holes in the defense. He is a solid blocker who can be used on the line in all types of yardage situations. Breneman is a smart player and offers a security blanket for the quarterbacks he plays with. His medical evaluations will determine if he is a day two or day three selection. With questions surrounding the tight end position, Breneman has the potential and talent to be a weapon.
Has the prototypical size coaches look for in a tight end. Breneman has excellent hands and finds the holes in zone coverage well. Uses his body to block off defenders when receiving the football and fights for extra yards. Rarely drops the football and often avoids the big hits over the middle. Has the leaping ability to make acrobatic catches. Played in a more traditional offense in college which will help ease transition to NFL.
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Breneman does not have top end speed to run away from defenders. He struggles to get consistent separation against speedy safeties and linebackers. Will need to work on strength when run blocking. Does not have the athleticism to play away from the line.