Tony Poljan heads to UVA hoping to see an uptick in his 2021 NFL Draft stock
After entering the transfer portal just one day earlier, former Central Michigan University tight end Tony Poljan wasted no time finding a new home. As he hopes to boost his 2021 NFL Draft stock by moving to a power-five school, Poljan has decided to take his talents to the University of Virginia.
The Atlantic Coastal Conference runner ups from a year ago, the Cavaliers land a huge pass catcher who will look to give their offense another weapon. A converted quarterback, Poljan saw his first full season at tight end a year ago, and put up impressive numbers given the circumstances.
Now, the Cavaliers get a pass catcher who is on the radar of the Reese’s Senior Bowl director Jim Nagy, and who will likely have NFL teams drooling. After losing their two primary pass catchers from a year ago, Poljan will see plenty of opportunities to make plays for the Cavaliers in 2020 as they hope to get back to the ACC championship game.
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Looking at Poljan’s numbers
Listed at 6-foot-7 and 255 pounds, Poljan presents tantalizing size and athleticism that teams will crave as they continue to search for mismatches on the offensive side of the football. A dual-threat quarterback with the Chippewas, Poljan put his speed and agility on display when rushing for nearly 250 yards over two seasons.
In his first season as a full time tight end, Poljan caught 33 passes for the Chippewas, racking up nearly 500 yards receiving and four touchdowns through the air. As teams are cancelling their non-conference games, Poljan needed an opportunity to prove he can produce on a week-to-week basis against power-five competition.
A boost for both Poljan and the Cavaliers, this has become a win-win situation as the 2021 NFL Draft looms for him in his last season of eligibility. Now entering his second season at the position after a productive 2019 campaign at Central Michigan, Poljan is ready to take his game to another level.