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NFL Draft Buffalo Bulls Matt Weiser

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Weiser is a tall, sure-handed tight end who was key in UB's 2015 passing attack. Under Coach Leipold the tight ends had to step up to diversify the Bulls passing attack and Weiser responded by setting a school record for single season yards by a tight end.

GP REC REC/G YDS Y/G AVG TD LG
2012-13 12 1 0.1 15 1.3 15.0 0 15
2013-14 13 13 1.0 154 11.8 11.8 1 34
2014-15 11 15 1.4 286 26.0 19.1 4 50
2015-16 12 63 5.3 625 52.1 9.9 3 41
Total 48 92 1.9 1080 22.5 11.7 8 50

He was among the best pass receiving tight ends in the country this past seasons, catching nearly everything thrown in his direction. When all was said and done the Senior was the fourth-highest receiving grade of any tight end in the class.

The Lance Leipold offense allowed Weiser to shine on a national level but even before the coaching change the tight end had been growing his role in the offense.

His hands and ability to get past the first tackle showed in 2014 as well as this past season. Coming into his senior year several publications listed him as a tight end to watch. Going from 1.4 receptions per game to 5.3 proved those prognostications correct.

Despite being one of the best pass catching tight ends in the nation Weiser did not get invited to this seasons NFL combine. Instead he did his work in front of scouts from Buffalo and Pittsburgh during UB's annual pro-day.

Event Weiser Comb
40 4.8 7/10
Bench 18 6/13
Vert 30 10/13
Broad 114 10/13
Shut 4.41 10/11
3Cone 7.15 10/11

Had Weiser been at the combine his best showing would have been on the bench. He put up 18 reps at 225 pounds an amount which would have placed in the middle of the pack among the 12 tight ends who lifted at the combine.

Weiser beat at least one combine participant in every event and in the bench press, the 40 yard dash, and the two jumping events he beat at least three combine invitees.

That performance produced interest from some NFL teams. Since then, Weiser has had private workouts with the 49ers and with the San Diego Chargers.

Pro Football Focus has in recent weeks called Weiser a late round sleeper because of his ability to make a catch in traffic and his tendency to shed the first tackle after getting the ball. So far several teams have expressed interest and in the past few weeks his stock has moved up steadily.