5. Troy Fumagalli, TE
Troy Fumagalli represents a huge step forward with the rest of the prospects on this list. NFL.com gives him a prospect grade of 5.22 which means he should develop into a backup or special teams contributor.
They also project him to go in rounds 5-6 which would be a great spot for a team to gobble him up and move him along slowly.
At 6-foot-6, he’s a huge target for any quarterback and probably had his numbers held back by the inaccuracy of Alex Hornibrook during Fumagalli’s final two seasons. Regardless, he still racked up at least 46 receptions, 547 yards and two touchdowns. The touchdown numbers were way lower than I was expecting but could also be due to Wisconsin’s propensity for running the ball in the red zone.
If he’s put on a team with an accurate quarterback, his size can become a real weapon, as he’s great at using his body to block out defenders. NFL teams should know this is a guy who could turn out to be a diamond in the rough.