Georgia TE Orson Charles: In-Depth Profile

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Dec 3, 2011; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs tight ens Orson Charles (7) carries the ball past LSU Tigers defensive back Tyrann Mathieu (7) during the first half of the 2011 SEC championship game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE



Once thought of as a top 2-3 talent tight end in this year’s draft class, Orson Charles slipped to the Bengals in the 4th round, due in large part to a recent DUI arrest in March, and an undersized frame at 6’2″. Marvin Lewis’ staff sees value in Charles as a fourth round pick with tremendous upside. An AFCA 2011 First Team All- American, All-SEC, and John Mackey award finalist, Cincinnati gets a pass catching tight end with game breaking ability.

6’2″, 251 lbs
While Charles didn’t participate fully in combine testing, he posted a freakish 35 reps on bench press (225 lbs).
College Career:
Year G/GS   Rec. Yards Per/Rec.Per/Gm. TD
2009 13/3       23        374         16.3             28.8         3
2010 13/12     26       422          16.2             32.5         2
2011 14/14     45       574          12.8            41.0         5
Total 40/29   94       1,370       14.6           34.3         10


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