Troy Fumagalli, Wisconsin: 2018 NFL Draft Scouting Report

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 02: Troy Fumagalli
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Wisconsin’s Troy Fumagalli is a highly productive tight end prospect who has been a major part of Wisconsin’s offensive attack.

Troy Fumagalli is a two-way player in that he contributes in both the running and passing game. He’s someone who can throw a key block as well as attack the seam. There aren’t a lot of two-way tight end prospects enter the NFL these days.

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Wisconsin uses Fumagalli as both a lead blocker and at the line of scrimmage. His experience leading a back through the hole increases his versatility. Several teams will like the fact that he can line up in the backfield.

His arm length and effort are the key to his blocking success. Fumagalli isn’t overly powerful, but fights for position and keeps his legs moving. His use of angles also helps him open running lanes.

In the passing game, Fumagalli uses his length and strong hands to make plays all over the field.  He is a chain-mover and someone the quarterback routinely looks for on 3rd down. His combination of size, leaping ability and reliable hands make him a major red zone threat.

Fumagalli has the body control to adjust to poorly thrown balls. He also runs clean routes showing the ability to locate holes in the defense. His savvy helps him mask his routes which helps him create some separation.

It’s important to note that Fumagalli isn’t a burner like some of the tight end prospects we’ve seen in recent years. However, his feel for the game and ability to contribute as a blocker helps him maintain his value.

Fumagalli may not run past many defenders, but he knows how to set them up and create separation. His long strings give him some deceptive speed which he enhances by changing gears. Overall, this is a very talent tight end who will make an impact at the next level.