Browns: Top 5 tight end targets in the 2018 NFL Draft

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 02: Mark Andrews /
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5. Troy Fumagalli, Wisconsin

Out of all the tight ends in the 2018 NFL Draft class, Wisconsin’s Troy Fumagalli is something of a prototype. Perfect height, weight, with a well-rounded skill set, and coming from a big school that everyone knows.

Fumagalli enjoyed a great year with the Badgers in 2017, finishing with a 13-1 record on the season. Fumagalli also had a nice individual season to go along with his nearly blemish-free record.

With 46 total receptions on the year, Fumagalli shined for 547 yards and two touchdowns, in a run-based offensive attack. Although Badgers running back Jonathon Taylor took the spotlight on their offense, Fumagalli excelled as both a blocker and a receiving option.

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For his entire career, Fumagalli collected 121 catches for 1,440 yards and seven touchdowns. Again, this is incredibly impressive for a ground and pound, run-based offense.

Coming out of an NFL-style offense, Fumagalli is polished and his game is ready for the next level. Through all his years at Wisconsin, he has grown and changed his game according to the current season.

The concern with Fumagalli is the leg injury he dealt with in 2017. As he continues to recover from it, he may not test as well at the Scouting Combine. Currently, many see him as an early day two pick, although he might fall due to that injury scare and his admittedly limited upside.

Scouts already know what Fumagalli is, and likely, what he will become in the NFL. Should John Dorsey and his band of talent evaluators choose to look at tight ends, though, Fumagalli could be the one they want.