According to Sports Business Journal’s Liz Mullen, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) has signed a pair of College Football Playoff participants Jeff Heuerman (TE, Ohio State) and Hroniss Grasu (C, Oregon). Tom Condon, Jr. and R.J. Gonser will participate in the representation of each player while Jimmy Sexton will assist with the representation of Heuerman and Tom Condon Sr. will be assisting with Grasu’s representation.
NFLDraftScout.com lists Heuerman as a projected 4th round pick. The 6’5, 255 pound tight end out of Ohio State is the second best senior at the position behind Florida State’s Nick O’Leary, according to ESPN’s Mel Kiper. In 2014 Heuerman battled injuries throughout the season and missed several games for the Buckeyes. As a result, Heuerman’s role as a receiver diminished due in large part to the emergence of Nick Vannett. Heuerman finished his collegiate career with 52 receptions, 792 receiving yards, and 7 touchdowns. Heuerman is a very versatile tight end who is an effective blocker. He has also shown the ability to line up in traditional formations, in the backfield, or split out as a slot receiver. Heuerman could see his stock rise with an impressive combine workout. In the bench press, Heuerman boasts a team best 33 reps of 225 pounds while also displaying an impressive 36.5″ vertical jump which is the second highest on the team.
Hroniss Grasu (6’3, 297 lbs) is a projected 2nd or 3rd round pick and is ranked as the Draft’s third best center. Grasu was a reliable presence for the Ducks offensive line starting in each of his four seasons. In 2014 Grasu became a three-time First Team All-Pac 12 selection and was a Remington Trophy Award finalist. During his four years on the Oregon offensive line the Ducks showcased one college football’s most efficient and dynamic offenses, leading the nation in total yards in 2014.