Alabama tight end Jahleel Billingsley is one of the more interesting prospects in the 2022 NFL Draft class. At 6-foot-4, 230-pounds, he’s a massive human being who has all the talent to excel at the tight end position. However, he hasn’t been able to put it together during his time at Alabama.
It could be argued that the elite talent at wideout and running back that has gone through Alabama the past few years has held Billingsley to a limited role, 32 catches for 494 yards and 6 touchdowns in three years. However, at his size, the 6 touchdowns with 32 catches mean that he is averaging a touchdown once in almost every 6 catches.
Billingsley is the pick her for two reasons. The first is his size should make him effective as a blocker and as a red zone threat. The second is the fact that the Dolphins have yet to lock up the current tight end Mike Gesicki to a long-term deal.
While the team does have 2021 second-round pick Hunter Long and Adam Shaheen under contract for next season, neither of the two are as talented, or as massive, as Gesicki or Billingsley.
While Billingsley has not been under the good graces of Alabama coach Nick Saban all season, according to Yahoo Sports. He didn’t make his first catch until week 3 of the season, but it’s clear the team understands his ability.