Originally written on DraftAce  |  Last updated 11/16/14
Orson Charles TE Georgia #7 Ht: 6’3″

Wt: 242

  Strengths: Quick off the snap. Does a nice job fighting through press coverage; quick enough to shake more physical linebackers in coverage. Reliable hands; can make the tough catch in traffic. Does a really nice job staying low and using good leverage on his blocks. Plenty of experience against top competition; three year starter. Weaknesses: Lacks the strength to excel as a blocker; will get desperate and hold when he starts to lose control of a block. Somewhat reckless running with the football; needs to do a better job securing the football and staying low and driving his legs to fight through tackles. More quick than fast; can shake free in tight spaces but won’t be a threat to consistently stretch the field at the next level. Comments: Charles has the skills to be effective at the next level, but doesn’t stand out in any one area which limits his upside. He is a reliable receiver, but may lack the height to truly be a difference maker in that area of the game. There are relatively few pass-catching tight ends listed at 6’3″ or shorter, and Charles lacks the blocking skills to make up for what he lacks as a receiver. He should be a solid backup, and could be a nice 3rd or 4th round luxury pick for a team in need of another weapon, but he likely will never be a feared pass catcher. Videos: 2011 vs Georgia Tech 

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