Cleveland Browns Senior Bowl Tight End No. 3: Jeremy Ruckert – Ohio State
Jeremy Ruckert would be another ideal third-day target for Andrew Berry and the Cleveland Browns. He isn’t the most-coveted tight end in this year’s class, but he is one that would fit perfectly in Kevin Stefanski’s system.
Ruckert measured in at 6-feet-5-inches tall and 250 pounds, with a wingspan of 79 ¼-inches, 32 ¾-inch arm length, and 10 1/8-inch hands.
At Ohio State, he didn’t get the most targets as he also had the likes of Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave, and Jaxon Smith-Njigba. Wilson and Olave are projected first-round picks while Smith-Njigba will return to school as he was only a sophomore in 2021. That’s a lot of talent to go around, which is why Ruckert’s numbers don’t jump off the screen.
He finished his final season in Columbus with 26 catches for 309 yards and three touchdowns. While he doesn’t have the numbers that the other tight ends on this list have, he does have a lot of redeeming abilities both in the passing and running games.
In the passing game, he is a good route runner who has good hands and never strays too far from the quarterback, meaning he will be a good safety blanket within this offense. The jury is still out on Baker Mayfield, but should he be the Browns starter in seven months, he could potentially have Ruckert to throw to.
As for the running game, he is a tight end who really engages in his blocks, something that will benefit him tremendously in the Browns run-centered offense.