FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Falcons have six tight ends on their roster currently: Austin Hooper, Eric Saubert, Luke Stocker, Logan Paulsen, Alex Gray and Jaeden Graham. The unit is diverse in that Atlanta has a balance in players who are utilized more for their pass-catching skills or for their ability to block in the run game.
The Falcons could continue to add to the group with the future in mind and here are three prospects to keep an eye on:
Kahale Warring, San Diego State
At 6-foot-5, 252 pounds, Warring has all of the physical makings to be successful in the NFL. A latecomer to the game of football, Warring is still very raw in a lot of aspects. Given his athleticism and size, his potential is what makes him such an intriguing prospect. He started as a walk-on and was given a scholarship before the 2017 season. Despite only starting two games in the 2018 season, he led San Diego State in receptions with 31 for 372 yards and three touchdowns.
*Josh Oliver, San Jose State *
A former linebacker, Oliver was converted to tight end when he arrived at San Jose State. His production increased each year at the position as he targets continued to ramp up. In his final season at San Jose State, Oliver caught a team-high 56 passes. He’s made his case as a true pass-catching weapon leaving San Jose with 709 total receptions.
C.J. Conrad, Kentucky
A reliable tight end who excels as a route-runner and is dependable in the passing game. Conrad caught 30 passes for 318 yards and three touchdowns in 2018. Not only has he proved he’s a reliable receiver, he’s solid in run protection as well. He won’t be much of a vertical threat, but he’s a valuable asset to have on the field given his dependability when catching passes and run blocking.