2013 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Nick Kasa, TE, Colorado

Nick Kasa - William Mancebo

In today's 2013 NFL Draft prospect profile we look at a mid- to late-round tight end option who might interested the New York Giants.

Today we use our 2013 NFL Draft prospect profile look at a player whose name might sound familiar to you, but you can't figure out why. Nick Kasa was the player who mentioned in an interview that teams had asked him whether or not he likes girls -- but that's not the only reason I'm doing this profile. The biggest reason is that Kasa is likely on the Giants' radar -- tight ends coach Mike Pope was present at Kasa's Pro Day putting the tight end through a workout. Kasa is an interesting prospect who started out as a defensive end and then in 2011 (in mid-season) made the switch to tight end and had some success.

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Pros

Kasa has great size (6-foot-6, 269 pounds) and is a good enough athlete (4.71 40-yard dash). Kasa should excel at the NFL level at blocking from the tight end position. He has great size (he'll be nearly as big as most 4-3 defensive ends) and you can tell he loves the physical part of blocking, but he'll need to continue to learn how to correctly use his hands and position his body. Kasa is a guy who can threaten the deep middle part of the field because he gets up to speed quickly and he has good long speed. His size could make him an ideal red-zone target. Kasa should be a big contributor immediately on special teams.

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Cons

He has good hands for a guy who played defensive end for three years, but he has a ways to go as a receiver in route running and recognition. Kasa likely won't contribute as a rookie.

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Does He Fit With The Giants?

He sure does. A big, athletic tight end who is a willing blocker. What's not to like?

Prospect Video

Big Board Rankings

CBS Sports-149th

National Football Post-173rd

Mocking the Draft-135th

Sports Illustrated-Not ranked

Big Blue View Board-Not ranked

Final Thought

The Giants could be looking at a mid- to late-round option at tight end to compete with Brandon Myers, Adrien Robinson and Bear Pascoe. Adding another high potential prospect at tight end could be very good for the long-term success of the position for the Giants. I like Kasa because a lot of his flaws are correctable. This guy was a major recruit as a defensive end out of high school and had the ability to realize that he wasn't a great one, so he switched positions. He is a tenacious blocker, has the speed to stretch the field and the size to be a red-zone threat. He's a really appealing option, but he has a long way to go before he is a consistent receiving threat -- a developmental prospect at this stage.

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