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2007 (Senior): An all-American candidate, Rucker bypassed a chance at early entry to the NFL draft to come back for his senior season. Should hold most receiving records for tight ends after the season. Rucker was first-team all-Big 12 after catching 53 balls for 511 yards and five touchdowns last season. For his career, has hauled in 119 passes for 1341 yards and ten scores while starting all 36 games for which he has been eligible.
The good: This mobile, athletic tight end shows good running skills after the reception. As a receiver, he displays sure hands and a keen understanding of pass coverage that has allowed him to find openings and provide a fine target. He has only adequate deep speed to get into the middle seam and break a play. He gets into his routes with good speed and the ability to retain his speed well at the breakpoint.
The bad: He would really benefit from strength work that would help him become a complete prospect. As a blocker, he needs to learn to use his size and agility to get more movement at the point of attack. He relies more on finesse than power. He usually catches the block rather than initiating contact. He also fails to sustain well and is more of a quick-hit blocker. He also takes poor angles at times.
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