This class is filled with talent and will bring great value to your dynasty squad for the foreseeable future. Dave Heilman (@DynastyDorks) and I (@FFBourbonDude) will discuss the following tight ends and if you’re interested in listening in to our initial pre-combine breakdowns, get to our YouTube Channel and check out our 2023 Draft Profiles.
Our pre-draft consensus rankings are as follows:
- Michael Mayer
- Dalton Kincaid
- Darnell Washington
- Luke Musgrave
- Sam LaPorta
This write-up is about our consensus number three tight end in the 2023 rookie class, Luke Musgrave. So let’s get into it.
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Luke Musgrave committed to the Oregon State Beavers as a three-star recruit per 247Sports.
Luke Musgrave was a TE and DE in Bend, Oregon where he was voted first-team 6A All-Conference TE and DE. He ended his senior season with 563 yards and four receiving TDs while adding two interception returns for TD and 13 sacks. He is an extremely athletic tight end. His production has lacked at the college level but he projects as an athletic prospect at the next level.
Height – 6’6″
Weight – 250 pounds
As mentioned above Luke Musgrave never took over as a dominant force for the Beavers. In the 2020 COVID-ridden season he appeared in six of the Beaver’s seven games but only demanded 12 targets for 142 yards and zero touchdowns.
In the 2021 season, while only amassing 22 catches for 304 yards, he was actually the third option in a pretty anemic Oregon State offense. He was on the John Mackey watch list as an addition in 2022 after having two excellent games where he totalled 11 catches for 169 yards but suffered a knee injury that led to him not playing the remainder of the season.
Musgrave was used all over the field during his tenure at Oregon State. He played 10% out wide, 38% in the slot, and 52% in line.
He has great athleticism on the field. He can get into and out of breaks and looks good doing so.
He is definitely a vertical threat as evidenced by his 12.4 average depth of target which is second among tight ends with 15 or more targets.
Don’t let Luke Musgrave get to the Bengals at 28… 😈 pic.twitter.com/2Pfwl5GoTw
— Willie Lutz (@willie_lutz) January 31, 2023
He has a total of 45 catches in college. We have to project what we believe he can do on the field based on an extremely low sample size.
Luke Musgrave is not going to go out on the NFL field and break tackles like a top-tier TE. In four years of college, he forced ZERO missed tackles.
We just don’t have enough tape to truly evaluate his blocking ability. Some former NFL TEs (per 33rd team) think he is better than what we can see on tape.