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NFL Draft 2018: Wisconsin TE Troy Fumagalli Scouting Report

Fumagalli will likely find his way onto the field early in his career.

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One of the more popular Wisconsin Badgers in recent memory, Troy Fumagalli made the most out of his time in Madison. Fumagalli, a former walk-on turned all-conference and All-American selection, was the leading receiving option for Wisconsin the past two seasons, and became one of the top tight ends in the country despite modest athleticism.

Fumagalli is one of the rare modern day tight ends who has experience both lining up in-line as well as having some playing experience flexed out as a slot receiver. Fumagalli is pretty widely regarded as one of the most safe prospects at his position.

Troy Fumagalli Measurables

Height Weight Arm Length Hand Size 40-Yard Dash Bench Press Vertical Jump Broad Jump 20-Yard Shuttle 3-Cone Drill 60-Yard Shuttle
Height Weight Arm Length Hand Size 40-Yard Dash Bench Press Vertical Jump Broad Jump 20-Yard Shuttle 3-Cone Drill 60-Yard Shuttle
6'5 247 pounds 32 1/8" 10 1/4" N/A 14 reps N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Height, weight, arm length, hand size and bench press statistics taken from NFL Combine. Did not perform at Wisconsin Pro Day due to core, later reported as a sports hernia, injury.

Strengths: Solid size for the position. Shows good to very good understanding of defensive schemes and concepts. Knows when to sit down in a zone rather than continue his route across the field through zones. Very able in-line blocker. Solid hands, has shown the ability to make contested catches.

Weaknesses: Average at best athlete for the position. Will struggle separate from NFL defenders. Has had some focus drops. Will need to bulk up to consistently block NFL EDGE defenders.

Summary: Troy Fumagalli maximized his time in Madison, but he’s likely a TE2 in the NFL. I’ve compared him to Anthony Fasano, and I think that’s a compliment to the Naperville, Ill., native. Fumagalli will never be the receiving threat in the NFL that he was for the Badgers, but he’s shown to be a capable and dependable receiver when he’ll be called upon. He’d be well served to get up to around 255-260 and become a blocking specialist with capable hands.

Projection: 5th Round