Auden Tate: 2018 NFL draft prospect
Auden Tate returns as one of the top Seminoles receiver. With a Heisman candidate at quarterback, Tate could end up in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft.
College: Florida State #18
Position: Wide Receiver
NFL Draft Board Breakdown
Coming out of high school
Four star recruit. Number 22 wide receiver in the country according to Rivals. According to 247Sports Auden Tate was the number 23 wide receiver in the country. Scout.com had him as the number 44 wide receiver. And ESPN ranked Tate the number 77 wide receiver.
Injured most of his senior year, and recorded a single interception and no receptions.
Also played basketball.
His lack of a high school senior year must’ve hurt his recruiting some. But ending up at Florida State was still pretty good for Auden Tate.
A 6-5 frame helps. Imagine how high he would’ve been recruited with a full senior year. Now project that to the 2018 NFL draft.
Auden Tate came down with this even after 11 gets a solid hit on him. He’s got an incredible catch radius, 2017 could be a breakout year pic.twitter.com/Cs6LxuEdl2
— TMD (@TheMockingDraft) June 2, 2017
Injuries limited Auden Tate’s participation his freshman year at Florida State. He didn’t record a single reception his freshman year.
Tate ended his sophomore year with 25 receptions for 409 yards.
Spring Practice 2017
One area of concern for Tate is injuries. Tate was injured his high school senior year, college freshman year. And now most recently during 2017 spring ball.
2018 NFL draft potential
DraftUtopia.com has Auden Tate going to the Los Angeles Rams with the tenth pick of the 2018 NFL Draft.
One of the biggest positives for Auden Tate is that the Florida State receiving corps is thin. Tate and Nyquwan Murray are the only solid receivers for the Seminoles.
Twenty-five receptions for 409 yards may not look like first round material. But, the cards are in place for Auden Tate to break out with a big year. And break into the first round of the 2018 NFL draft.