Oct 26, 2013; Iowa City, IA, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes tight endC.J. Fiedorowicz
(86) celebrates after catching an eight-yard touchdown pass in overtime at Kinnick Stadium. Iowa beat Northwestern 17-10. Mandatory Credit: Byron Hetzler-USA TODAY Sports
HEIGHT: 6-6 WEIGHT: 265 COLLEGE: Iowa
40 TIME: 4.76 3-CONE DRILL: 7.10 BROAD: 9’8″
CAREER STATS: 91 catches, 899 yards, 9.9 ypc, 10 TDs
Maybe the second “most ready” tight end for Reid’s system, C.J. Fiedorowicz displays some of the things that could create matchup problems for opposing defenses. Additionally, he fits the nightmare spelling scenario.
Fiedorowicz has excellent quickness and speed for a guy who plays near 270 pounds. There’s versatility in his game as a blocker and receiver, and received comparisons to fellow prospect Seferian-Jenkins because of his versatility. Iowa uses a pro system so the transition should not be as tough for him as it would be for others.
In some ways Fiedorowicz and ASJ are the same guy only ASJ showed a bit more athleticism and was more productive in college.
Here’s Dane Brugler on Fiedorowicz.
"Good versatility, showing the ability to come off a down block to get past defenders as a receiver. Good body control and soft hands for such a large man, traits that have led Washington junior Austin Seferian-Jenkins to earn a lot of attention as a possible first-round pick. Fiedorowicz isn’t as flashy as ASJ, but he’s just as big and fast in a straight-line and is a much more physical and attentive blocker."
Fiedorowicz is expected to be a third or fourth round pick.