Why Devin Asiasi Likely Has A Low Fantasy Ceiling With Patriots
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Patriots TE Devin Asiasi Dynasty Rookie Analysis
- Draft Position: 3.91 | School: UCLA
- Height: 6’3” | Weight: 257 pounds
- 40-yard dash: 4.73 seconds
- 2020 Age: 23 | Class: Redshirt Junior
- Recruitment Stars: 4
Asiasi was drafted 10 picks before Dalton Keene, and of the two, he’s generally thought as of more of the pass-catching tight end. But he’s less athletic and older, and his final season, though fine, was nothing remarkable (44-641-4 receiving in 12 games).
Asiasi might beat out Keene for the starting job in New England, but I’d rather back the guy with the advantage in age and athleticism since they have similar draft capital.
I should say that the RV Prospect Box Score Scout has some intriguing player comps, including Mark Andrews, Martellus Bennett, Aaron Hernandez and Jordan Reed.
But if you watch Asiasi play, he just doesn’t look like those guys. Maybe I’m wrong, but I just don’t see it. Neither does Mike Renner of PFF: “He profiles as a No. 2 tight end off the bat in the NFL, but I wouldn’t expect too much more.”
Renner comps Asiasi to Michael Hoomanawanui. To me, that seems about right.
NFL Prospect Comp: Austin Hooper but older and less productive and less skilled as a route runner
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Matthew Freedman is the Editor-in-Chief of FantasyLabs, part of The Action Network.