National Football Post:
[Hayden] Smith went from playing basketball to becoming a rugby star. He is a front liner for the Saracens in the U.K. The 26-year-old is being seriously pursued by four NFL teams now, a process that began in January after the Senior Bowl. Agent Jack Bechta said he hopes to have a deal in place soon even as more teams are curious about seeing Smith.
This is a big puff piece that might as well have been written by the agent (seeing as he owns part of NFP). Still, I’m 110 percent on board with taking a tight end flier on a 6’6”, 265 lb. basketball/rugby player. Brent Celek is an above average starter, but he’s never going to be a major difference-maker in the mold of Rob Gronkowski or Jimmy Graham.