Oronde Gadsden II
Oronde Gadsden II  TE  Syracuse | NFL Draft 2025 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Oronde Gadsden II
Height
6-5
Weight
223
College
Syracuse
Position
TE
Class
Junior
Home town
Fort Lauderdale, FL
84.4/100
Player Rating
8
PositionRank (TE)
4.5
FortyYD Time
Receptions
7
Rec YDs
67
Rec TDs
1
Rec AVG
9.6

Oronde Gadsden II TE Syracuse | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Oronde Gadsden II TE Syracuse
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Slot Receiving TE
Last Updated: 05/24/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.50 seconds (97%*)
Measurables:
Height: 6-5 (63%*) Weight: 223 (1%*)
Forty: 4.50 (O) (97%*)
0% 100%
(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
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ROLE: Slot Receiving TE
Last Updated: 05/24/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.50 seconds (97%*)
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-5 (63%*) Weight: 223 (1%*)
Forty: 4.50 (O) (97%*)
(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
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Overall Rating: 84.4 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
74%
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QB Rating When targeted: 117.8
Hands:
85%
Short Receiving:
85%
Intermediate Routes:
91%
Deep Threat:
89%
Blocking:
72%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 4th
Overall Rank: #102 Position rank: #8
College Games: 20 College Snaps: 814
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 76/100
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 84 Stars 247 RATING: 84/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.6 (92%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Shaun Beyer - Iowa
52%
Briley Moore-McKinney - Kansas State
47%
Sean Dykes - Memphis
46%
Draft Profile: Bio
Oronde Gadsden II from American Heritage High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Gadsden II opted to join Syracuse.

In 2021 as a freshman Gadsden II saw action in 6 games for the Orange as he made 2 receptions for just 24 yards for an average of 12.0 yards per reception, with no TDs, and QB rating when targeted of 68.8.

As a sophomore in 2022 he played 12 games and had 54 catches for 889 yards for an average of 16.5 yards per catch, with 6 TDs, and an excellent QB rating when targeted of 114.0.

As a junior in 2023 he played just 2 games and hauled in just 7 catches for just 67 yards for an average of 9.6 yards per catch, with one TD, and an excellent QB rating when targeted of 134.7.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Excels at running precise routes with an innate feel for setting up defensive backs, though he could show more effort in creating separation in traffic.
  • Competitive player with strong hands, and demonstrates a natural sense of timing when it comes to elevating and high-pointing balls.
  • Equally effective in catch-and-run situations and when the opportunity arises to take the top off a defense, though his speed is average.
  • Proves to be a force in catch-and-run situations with his ability to quickly transition upfield after the catch. He is capable of gaining good yardage once he's broken the first tackle, despite average speed.
  • Though primarily a possession target, his competitive demeanor and run-after-catch ability make him a significant threat in the middle of the field.
  • Plays with a smoothness and balance, showing a knack for setting up defensive backs.
  • Possesses a tall frame, long arms, and strong hands, which give him a large catch radius.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Needs to develop a better feel for settling down against zone coverage.
  • Often comfortable in traffic, to the point where he could exert more effort to create separation.
  • More of a straight-line athlete with average speed. Lacks the ability to outrun opponents at the next level, and can struggle to separate in tight coverage.

How other scouting services rate Oronde Gadsden II (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
342.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
17.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.