Off Field Concerns: Suspended Three Games (2018)
Games Evaluated: 2019 Vs: Washington State, Utah
Report By: Roy Countryman
Fluid moving, pass-catching TE. He is able to burst off the LOS with quality snap anticipation and then uses his fluidity at the top of his routes to create separation against LBs and Safeties. Has the speed to be a seam-stretching threat and showed the intelligence to be able to find soft spots in zone to give his QBs a target to get the ball to. Understands how to use his body to shield the ball away from defenders and secured his share of combative catches in traffic. Ran a variety of routes from a number of positions such as in-line TE, H-Back, FB, and slot WR. Will vary his release off the LOS and throughout the duration of his route running with stutter steps, hand checks, or head fakes. Gives quality effort as a blocker in-line, but really excels when he is asked to go out and fit on blocks in space as his fluidity and agility give him the ability to match skill sets with LBs and DBs.
Was able to contribute as an in-line blocker in college, but struggled to maintain his blocks and heavy-handed defenders could shed him with ease. Is not a threat to break a lot of tackles after contact and went down on first contact often. Needs a bit of a runway to get to top speed. He made his share of combative catches, but when he took big hits he had his share drops. Was a mess in pass protection as he popped upright off the ball and had a narrow shuffle.
Devin Asiasi is an ascending pass-catching threat at the TE position from UCLA after he transferred from Michigan. If given the time to develop with a quality TE coach his upside could be as a starting-caliber TE at the next level. He will likely go off the board early on day 3 of the draft in the 4th-5th round range to a team like the Saints, Eagles, Chiefs, Jaguars, and Titans. His playing style reminds me of Chris Herndon.