2023 NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Report: Camren McDonald, TE, Florida State
|Name, Jersey #||Camren McDonald, #87|
|DOB, Class Yr||5/30/1999, RSSR|
|Height, Weight||6040, 236|
|40 Yd Dash||4.75|
|Arms, Hands||3200, 0900|
|Position/Depth||TE / Starter|
|Honors/Captainship||Bill McGrotha Award|
|Season Viewed (yr)||2022, 2021|
|Games Watched||SCCL, NCST, FLUN, NCUN|
|Scout Name / Date||Ryan Jaffe / 10/20/22|
Per Year Stats (Most Recent First)
|2022||7 GP, 12 Rec, 170 Yds|
|2021||12 GP, 24 Rec, 243 Yds, 2 TD|
|2020||9 GP, 23 Rec, 263 Yds, 2 TD|
|2019||13 GP, 6 Rec, 43 Yds|
RS Sr. Three year starting TE who aligns out wide as a bigger bodied WR. Undersized at his position, standing at 6’4” and 236 lbs; he is best used in the passing game. He has a lean and muscular frame, with a thicker middle body and thick thighs, while also having shorter arms and small hands. As a blocker, he is a fierce, competitive prospect fighting through the whistle, while in the passing game, he has good reliable hands. In the run game, succeeds due to his physicality, inside hand placement, and effort fighting from snap to finish. He struggles to sustain blocks against LBs and DL due to his shorter arms and lack of strength, allowing defenders between the tackles to keep an arm free, then being able to shed and make a play on the ball. As an inline blocker in pass pro, he displays good timing of his hands firing, however, can get pushed back into the QB due to average leverage. Good blocker when flexed out, being able to mirror DBs feet and latch on due to good hand placement, then overpowering smaller defenders, creating lanes for the ball carrier in Screen/RPO game. As a pass catcher, he is solid off the line against Off, however, can struggle against Press/Press Jam due to a lack of footwork and physicality on his release and into his route stem. At the top of his routes, he struggles to separate due to a lack of decisiveness whilst having no sinkage of the hips. Against Z/C, he displays good mental processing, being able to find the seam and track the football. Displays good hands, being a natural catcher of the football. Good adjustment to balls placed behind or in front of him, then being able to have the body control to contort his body mid air to make the catch. Demonstrates ability to make contested catches by taking hits in mid air and coming down with the football. Good YAC, showing solid COD and balance, keeping a low center of gravity and evading defenders.
F-TE in a quick game offense with lots of RPO’s and screens, giving him the ability to block on the outside.
Undersized TE, who can play as a big bodied WR, mauling DBs on the outside as a blocker, playing every snap on fire, all the way through the whistle.