Coastal Carolina senior TE Isaiah Likely will declare for the NFL draft.
This was a very logical decision as Likely's (6'4/220) stock has risen this season. The Chanticleers senior had a career-high 912 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns in 2021. With his size, great hands, and lack of all-around tight end depth in the NFL, he should be someone whose name will be called very early in April.
SOURCE: Isaiah Likely Twitter
Dec 22, 2021, 5:27 PM ET
Coastal Carolina TE Isaiah Likely has met with the Tennessee Titans and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Likely (6'4"/240) should be one of the hottest TE prospects un the upcoming NFL Draft based on production. He pulled in 912 received yards and 12 touchdowns in 2021, but playing for a Coastal Carolina team that didn't meet expectations has buried his name a little bit. At least two clubs are still very intrigued however, and both could really use some extra help in the receiving game. The Jaguars in particular need a safety valve for Trevor Lawrence, and more receiving help in general, while a sure-handed tight end to pair with A.J. Brown might be just the thing to get the Titans over the hump. Likely believes he has the best hands in the draft, and has been viewed by organizations as the F-TE, which is kind of like the slot WR for tight ends. They'll move him all around the formation, trying to use his athleticism to get him open for quick chain movers and that's a role Likely should excel in.
SOURCE: Thor Nystrom on Twitter
Mar 2, 2022, 12:54 PM ET
The Athletic's Bob Sturm has given former Coastal Carolina TE Isaiah Likely a second-round grade for the 2022 NFL Draft.
Likely (6'4/245) only tested in the vertical jump and 20-yard shuttle during the NFL Scouting Combine, but is a well-renowned athletic freak. He's an elite receiving option who totaled 133-2050-27 during his time with the Chanticleers, and went for 59-912-12 in his final season. Likely will have a chance to further display his athleticism at Coastal Carolina's pro day, which is scheduled for March 18th.
SOURCE: The Athletic
Mar 11, 2022, 1:41 PM ET
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