Tip Reiman
Tip Reiman  TE  Illinois | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Tip Reiman
Height
6-5
Weight
271
College
Illinois
Position
TE
Class
Junior
Home town
Rapid City, SD
79.7/100
Player Rating
10
PositionRank (TE)
4.64
FortyYD Time
Receptions
19
Rec YDs
203
Rec TDs
3
Rec AVG
10.7

Tip Reiman TE Illinois | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Tip Reiman TE Illinois
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Inline Blocking TE
Last Updated: 04/12/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.64 seconds (82%*)
Bowl Invite: Shrine Bowl
Measurables:
Height: 6-5 (63%*) Weight: 271 (92%*)
Hands: 10 1/2 (80%*) Arm: 32 7/8 (45%*) Span: 79 4/8 (58%*)
Forty: 4.64 (C) (82%*) Shuttle: 4.26 (C) (77%*) Ten Yard: 1.55 (C) (93%*)
Vertical: 33.5 (C) (57%*) Broad: 121 (C) (84%*)
Three Cone: 7.02 (C) (76%*) Bench: 28 (C) (96%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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ROLE: Inline Blocking TE
Last Updated: 04/12/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.64 seconds (82%*)
Bowl Invite: Shrine Bowl
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-5 (63%*) Weight: 271 (92%*)
Hands: 10 1/2 (80%*) Arm: 32 7/8 (45%*)
Span: 79 4/8 (58%*)
Forty: 4.64 (C) (82%*) Shuttle: 4.26 (C) (77%*)
10 Yard: 1.55 (C) (93%*)
Vertical: 33.5 (C) (57%*) Broad: 121 (C) (84%*)
3 Cone: 7.02 (C) (76%*) Bench: 28 (C) (96%*)
(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: 79.7 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
76%
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QB Rating When targeted: 121.7
Hands:
70%
Short Receiving:
69%
Intermediate Routes:
61%
Deep Threat:
64%
Blocking:
59%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 6th
Overall Rank: #180 Position rank: #10
College Games: 36 College Snaps: 1418
Grade: 2 Stars 2 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.4 (89%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Daniel Bellinger - San Diego State
86%
Leonard Taylor - Cincinnati
83%
Grant Calcaterra - SMU
80%
Draft Profile: Bio
Tip Reiman, originally a linebacker and pass rusher from South Dakota, transitioned to tight end during his senior year at O’Gorman High School. His final high school season statistics include 34 receptions for 544 yards and four touchdowns, leading his team to a state championship. Reiman's athletic prowess was also evident in track and field, participating in the 100-meters and the long jump. Opting for FBS football over several full-ride offers to FCS programs, Reiman joined the University of Illinois as a preferred walk-on.

During his time at Illinois, Reiman made a total of 41 receptions for 420 yards and five touchdowns across 45 games. His senior year highlights included 19 receptions for 203 yards and three touchdowns. Reiman also added a total of 555 special-teams snaps. His academic commitment was equally impressive, earning three Academic All-Big Ten honors and graduating with a degree in kinesiology.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Displays powerful blocking abilities with a solid base and effective hand usage, managing to control defenders and maintain blocks.
  • Good burst off the line with his size, translating to effectiveness on short to intermediate routes.
  • Excels in the run game, able to quickly get to spots and use his frame to dominate on contact.
  • Has a knack for making high-impact plays, with a large percentage of his catches leading to first downs or touchdowns.
  • High football IQ, shown by his strategic hand placement and ability to read defenses.
  • Reliable hands, did not drop a single pass last season, showcasing his ability to secure the ball in tight spaces.
  • Strong performance at the Combine where his athleticism stood out - he performed very well in the speed drills and put up a 93 percentile 10-yard split.
  • Versatility to line up in various formations and execute multiple roles effectively.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Struggles with explosiveness and agility, which affects his ability to create separation in man coverage.
  • Limited route running detail, needing more precision to effectively deceive defenders.
  • Can become top-heavy, affecting his balance and ability to sustain blocks on the move.
  • Occasionally allows defenders to close space too quickly, needing to enhance his spatial awareness in zone coverage.
  • Needs to improve catch radius and consistency in contested situations to maximize his effectiveness in the passing game.
Scouting Report: Summary
Reiman is a prototypical in-line tight end, capable of anchoring the run game with his robust blocking skills. His hand placement, pad level, and ability to drive defenders off the ball make him an asset in ground attack schemes. Although Reiman demonstrates a sturdy foundation in blocking, his route-running and pass-catching mechanics are underdeveloped. His ability to separate at the top of routes and create mismatches in the passing game needs some work if he is to be utilized more diversely in the NFL.

During the combine, Reiman showed impressive athletic traits, including a notable 10-yard split, suggesting untapped potential as a short receiving threat. However, his lateral quickness and route diversity are lacking, confining him to a more traditional Y-role. His proficiency in sealing edges and executing down blocks fits well with teams that emphasize a power running game but limits his effectiveness in spread formations.

Tip Reiman percentiles vs other Tight Ends (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Tip Reiman (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
181.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
14.0
*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.