2017 Unanimous first-team All-American
2017 Mackey Award
2015-2017 All-Big-12 First Team
This route was ran perfectly by Andrews. He makes a nice cut that catches the defender off guard and puts him in position to make a play on the ball in a tight window. I’ve seen him run routes like this so often, and that is why he’s so highly touted.
Andrews takes his eyes off the ball and drops the pass. If he wants to succeed at the next level, he’ll have to focus on his mechanics and focus on the ball. This incomplete pass would have been a 10-yard catch had he made the play on the ball.
This WR screen is dependent on a key block, which is where Mark Andrews delivers. He squares up his body and attacks the defender, opening up a hole for the receiver. This is a big part of Mark Andrews’ game.
I firmly stand by this comparison. In the right situation, I believe that Mark Andrews could be used just like Witten. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if he comes off the board at 19 to the Cowboys as an eventual replacement for Witten. If that’s the case, look for him to be a true plug-and-play type of player.
While he’s not as prolific as Tight Ends of year past, Mark Andrews is a versatile prospect that will make an impact on whichever team drafts him. I had Mark Andrews coming off the board at 29 to the Jacksonville Jaguars in my first mock draft of the season, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see him drafted earlier.