2022 NFL Draft Scouting Report: TE Jalen Wydermyer, Texas A&M

2022 NFL Draft Scouting Report: TE Jalen Wydermyer, Texas A&M

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2022 NFL Draft Scouting Report: TE Jalen Wydermyer, Texas A&M


Tight end Jalen Wydermyer was a prep standout in the Houston area and chose Texas A&M after a number of schools recruited him.

As a true freshman, he posted six scores on 32 grabs and averaged 14 yards per catch, helping Wydermyer earn a spot on the SEC All-Freshman Team. In 2020, his reception and yardage totals increased with two fewer games played, which was enough for a spot on the conference second-team squad.

Height: 6-foot-3 7/8
Weight: 255 pounds
40 time: 5.03 seconds (pro day)

Despite suffering a serious finger injury that required surgery in the offseason, Wydermyer posted a respectable line as a junior that once again put him on the SEC second-team roster and also made him a finalist for the nation’s top tight end award yet again. Even with the success, it may be a challenge for the former Aggie to get drafted earlier than the fifth round.

Table: Jalen Wydermyer NCAA stats (2019-21)

Year School Class Gm Receiving Rushing
Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD
*2019 Texas A&M FR 12 32 447 14.0 6
*2020 Texas A&M SO 10 46 506 11.0 6
2021 Texas A&M JR 12 40 515 12.9 4

*includes postseason/bowl games


  • Quality ball skills and above-average tracking ability down the seam
  • Excellent going for a contested catch, usually winning with timing and large, strong hands
  • Adept at sticking a foot and making a clean break to get vertical
  • Flexible with good body lean and overall control for his size
  • Unfazed going into heavy traffic over the middle of the field
  • Tenacious after the reception and is difficult bring down in the open field
  • A fair amount of route experience from moving all over the field — lined up in the slot, at wide receiver, in the backfield, and as a traditional Y tight end
  • Offers upside for on-field growth in several areas and can fit into multiple offensive systems

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  • Plays faster than his 5.03-second 40 time at his pro day, which is slower than a 336-pound Jason Peters ran in 2004. Even if that is the slowest Wydermyer could have possibly run, his best speed likely isn’t much better than 4.8
  • Was not asked to block a bunch but also wasn’t very good at it, despite having a favorable build. There’s room for growth, so consider it a borderline weakness over the long term
  • Consistently productive each season but was a little too erratic from week to week
  • Reported concerns about his maturity

Fantasy football outlook

System fit will be key for unlocking his maximized potential. Wydermyer will be at his best as a “move tight end” in a creative design, ideally a West Coast offense. Think of how the Indianapolis Colts utilize (or at least attempt to) Mo Alie-Cox … put him in space to create mismatches.

While Wydermyer also could be useful in an offense similar to Sean McVay’s, it’s unlikely he will develop into a weekly plug-n-play starter for fantasy owners. Look for a more specific update during the draft once he finds a home in the NFL.


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