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NFL Combine profile: Portland State TE Charlie Taumoepeau

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Charlie Taumoepeau

Position: Tight end
Year: Senior
Hometown: Federal Way, Washington

Measurables: 

Height: 6’2 2/8" 

Weight: 240 pounds

Hand: 9 4/8"

Arm: 32 2/8

Bench press: 18 reps

40-yard dash: 4.75

Broad jump: 121

Vertical jump: 36.5

Three-cone drill: 7

20-yard shuttle: 4.27

Overview

Taumoepeau is one of the most successful tight ends to ever come out of Portland State. For a second-straight season, he was given All-American honors from STATS. This comes just one year after Taumoepeau was named consensus All-American Second-Team.

Taumoepeau caught 36 passes for 474 yards and two touchdowns in 2019 despite missing two games. He capped off his collegiate career with the Vikings with 117 catches, 1,876 yards and 11 touchdowns and was Portland State’s top receiver during his tenure.

The 6-3, 245-pounder earned first team All-Big Sky Conference honors in November for the second season in a row.

Taumoepeau appeared in the Reese's Senior Bowl All-Star Game in January. Scouts were reportedly worried about his athleticism coming into the week’s practices, which continue to be a legitimate concern heading into the draft.

Draft projections

He is currently projected to go undrafted in the 2020 NFL Draft, despite mock drafts listing him in the 4th and 5th rounds last fall.

Taumoepeau received an overall prospect grade of 5.54 from NFL.com, which means he could likely be an end of roster or practice squad player in the NFL. 

NFL comparison:

Evan Engram

Strengths

 

- Versatile player
- Prowess in the passing game
- Consistent

Weaknesses
- Needs to improve overall strength
- Blocking
- Limited speed and quickness
- Technique in the run game

Social media workouts

Taumoepeau has been preparing for April’s draft at Ford Sports Performance. Here’s a video he retweeted on his Twitter working out alongside former NFL wide receiver Brandon Gibson.