Colston Loveland
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Colston Loveland
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Colston Loveland TE Michigan | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Colston Loveland TE Michigan
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Inline Multi-Role TE
Last Updated: 06/29/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.70 seconds (70%*)
Age: 20.3 DOB: 04/09/2004
Height: 6-5 (63%*) Weight: 245 (24%*)
Forty: 4.70 (O) (70%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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ROLE: Inline Multi-Role TE
Last Updated: 06/29/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.70 seconds (70%*)
Age: 20.3 DOB: 04/09/2004
0% 100%
Height: 6-5 (63%*) Weight: 245 (24%*)
Forty: 4.70 (O) (70%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
Overall Rating: 88.6 / 100
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QB Rating When targeted: 116.8
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Overall Rank: #17 Position rank: #1
College Games: 27 College Snaps: 873
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 79/100
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 91 Stars 247 RATING: 91/100
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.8 (95%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Pat Freiermuth - Penn State
Tucker Kraft - South Dakota State
Luke Schoonmaker - Michigan
Draft Profile: Bio

Colston Loveland hails from Gooding, Idaho, where he excelled at Gooding High School. A standout player, he set school records with 91 catches in a season and 19 in a single game. His high school career included 235 receptions for 3,141 yards and 35 touchdowns. Loveland was a three-time first team all-state player at tight end and the Gatorade Football Idaho Player of the Year. His talent earned him a four-star recruit rating from 247 Sports and Rivals, and he was ranked as Idaho's top player.

Loveland joined the University of Michigan in 2022 and quickly made an impact. As a freshman, he played in all 14 games, recording 16 catches for 235 yards and two touchdowns. He was named Michigan's Offensive and Co-Special Teams Rookie of the Year. In his sophomore year, Loveland became a key player, making 45 receptions for 649 yards and four touchdowns, earning first team All-Big Ten honors from the coaches and second team from the media.

Loveland's college career statistics are impressive: In 2022, he had 12 receptions for 199 yards (16.6 avg) and 2 touchdowns, with an elite QB rating when targeted of 140.7. In 2023, he made 40 catches for 572 yards (14.3 avg) and 4 touchdowns, with a QB rating when targeted of 113.1. His performance showcases his ability as both a receiver and a blocker, with only one pressure allowed in two seasons.

Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Excellent size and upper body strength, coupled with explosive athleticism, making him a matchup nightmare for defenders.
  • Quick, nimble feet and good body control allow him to execute sharp cuts and run precise routes.
  • Strong, reliable hands, capable of making contested catches in tight coverage.
  • Solid blocker who can seal the edge and contribute effectively downfield.
  • Versatile, able to line up in-line or split out wide, creating mismatches against linebackers and defensive backs.
  • High football IQ, with advanced spatial awareness and route-running acumen.
  • Consistent yards-after-catch ability, showcasing elusiveness and breakaway speed.
  • Outstanding tracking skills, both in receiving and blocking situations, enhancing his reliability.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Lacks the hand strength to consistently overpower defenders in blocking assignments.
  • High-cut frame may limit leverage, affecting his ability to maintain blocks.
  • Struggles to create separation against top-tier defenders on a consistent basis.
  • Needs to develop more push in the run game to be a dependable in-line blocker.
  • Still refining pass protection techniques and consistency to reach an elite level.
Scouting Report: Summary

Colston Loveland brings an intriguing skill set to the table with his blend of size, athleticism, and football intelligence. His ability to make plays in the passing game and contribute as a blocker makes him a dual-threat tight end. Loveland's route running, hands, and YAC potential are key assets that can translate well to the next level.

On the flip side, Loveland needs to build more strength in his hands to enhance his blocking and work on creating more consistent separation against top defenders. Improving his leverage and push in the run game will be crucial for his development as a reliable in-line blocker. Despite these areas for improvement, his strong work ethic and dedication suggest he will address these issues.

Overall, Loveland has the tools to become an impact player in the NFL. His versatility as both a receiver and blocker positions him well for early selection in the 2025 NFL Draft. Teams seeking a dynamic tight end with a high ceiling will find Loveland an attractive prospect, likely making him a mid-first-rounder and most likely the first tight end selected.

Written By:
K.C. Martinez (Big Ten)

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