Cameron Latu didn’t spend much time at Alabama, but his versatility made him one of the more interesting tight end prospects in the 2023 NFL Draft. Latu could end up in a variety of roles, and his athleticism makes him an offensive weapon. He may require some patience, though, as his game has plenty of rough edges.
Cameron Latu Draft Profile
An athletic H-back-type, Latu is a weapon in the passing game who can slip upfield or make plays with the ball in his hands. He’s explosive at the snap and gets into his routes quickly, locating the ball and reeling it in with soft hands.
He has some power in his running style, powering through contact and picking up yardage after the catch. He shows a good feel for navigating traffic on shallow crossing routes.
Latu essentially played less than two seasons, and there are still some rough edges to his game. He’s not a refined route-runner, relying more on running away from defenders on shallow crossing routes or finding soft spots against zone as opposed to creating separation against man coverage.
He’s on the smaller side, which shows up when trying to hold his own as a blocker — it’s too easy for defenders to get into his frame and drive him back. His medicals will get a close look, especially after a knee issue last summer.
There’s some twitch and explosiveness in his play, and Latu could end up a quality No. 2 tight end as a receiving specialist, lining up as an H-back, fullback or occasional slot receiver.
Final Grade: 4th/5th Round
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Publish Date:2023-04-29 11:32:42