Year: Junior Height: 6’5 Weight: 254 40 Time: 4.51 Stats: NCAA

BSMW GAME DAY BOARD (as of 3/25/07) – Rank: 18th Mock Median: 18.0 (9 mocks) Lo: 14 Hi: 27 Most Frequent: 14 (Carolina, 4 mocks)

BSMW SUMMARY (as of 3/25/07)

The Pats have allegedly had a private workout with Olsen – the mocks see him going in the teens, potentially to Carolina at 14. But three others think he will be available when the Pats pick at 24. Would the Pats actually draft another first round tight end, especially this year? Olsen is another in a long-line of high-profile Miami tight ends. The profiles describe an expert route runner and receiver in the intermediate area. Good hands, knows how to get open, can run after the catch. He’s seen as an average blocker, but the effort is apparently there. He’s not as big and strong as the profiles might like, and he’s had an injury history (shoulder, wrist, concussion). Others suggest he’s not the most consistent player, and he might be coming out too early. Draft rumors have linked Olsen to the Jets, who pick 25th. Is the Patriots contact with the tight end an effort to gin up interest in the 24th pick, from another team targeting Olsen?


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