WT: 245 lbs
High School: Donaldsonville (Donaldsonville, LA)
Accolades: Senior Bowl.
Scouting Report: TE Stephen Sullivan, LSU
Athleticism: Extremely athletic. Steven Sullivan played behind Thaddeus Moss in a mainly 11 personnel scheme, leaving his playing time very scarce. That doesn’t mean he couldn’t have started across any of the other 13 SEC schools. Very quick, has excellent lateral quickness as well.
Release/Route Running: Sullivan is a very savvy route runner. Excellent at the top of his breaks. He has an excellent release as well. Should be almost uncoverable. A vertical threat that can stretch the field.
Catch Ability: Very good hands. Showed off his ability to make big-time catches in Senior Bowl practices. Catches from most angles, and can fight through traffic. Sullivan is a converted wide receiver that had the size to move to tight end.
Blocking Ability: A willing blocker, but one that needs to be coached in this category. Very raw in his technique and really needs to learn how to use his hands.
Football IQ/Awareness: N/A.
Leadership/Personality: I had a very good interview with Stephen that really tells a lot about his personality. He’s a passionate individual looking to make the most out of a shot at the NFL.
Overall: Stephen Sullivan may not have been a starter in the LSU scheme, but that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t have started at tight end for any of the other 13 SEC schools. Sullivan is a very talented receiving tight end. A converted 4-star receiver, Sullivan has the skillset to be a nuisance to NFL defenses in the passing game. If he can be coached on his blocking technique and get better at it, he’s a dangerous prospect with a tremendous upside. He’s a day two pick, third round, in my opinion.