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Pick Analysis. Sophomore. Will Mallory. player. 834. Scouting Report. 85. Tight End

Injuries and illness led to a mostly lost freshman season for rising sophomore tight end Will Mallory. Mallory had five receptions for 37 yards and a touchdown. Mallory showed what he can do when he replaced starting tight end Brevin Jordan who was knocked out on the game’s first play against Virginia Tech.

In a little over a half of play, Mallory had three receptions for 28 yards before his own injury knocked him out of the game. Enos will use Jordan and Mallory often together in 2019. The Hurricanes are captivated by the mismatches that the sophomore classmates can create for opposing defenses.

Diaz discussed why Mallory is a matchup nightmare with The Athletic’s Manny Navarro in May.

"“Will Mallory’s just a matchup nightmare,…I mean, he’s so tall,  he’s got such a humongous catch radius, great hands. Evegln the touchdown he caught in the red zone (in the spring game), I mean, you can be in good coverage and the quarterback can just throw it because there’s just such a large radius to throw at.”"

Tight ends have thrived under Enos throughout his coaching career. The Los Angeles Chargers Hunter Henry became a second-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft by the then San Diego Chargers after thriving in Enos’ offense. Expect Mallory and Jordan to thrive under Enos. Mallory is excited about who they will be used.

"“The picture has been pitched to us and it’s there,…We’ve seen all the film of what Enos ran at Arkansas and we’ve seen what Hunter Henry and those guys did. We want to take that to the next level. We see the opportunity. We want it to be a big year for us.”"

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With Mallory in and out of the lineup, last season due to injury opposing defenses were able to have safeties and linebackers focus on Jordan. The opposition still had trouble stopping Jordan. Expect Enos to use Mallory similarly to how the New England Patriots used Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski.