Seems to lumber down the field, doesn't have any type of a second gear when trying to get behind defenders and isn't real sharp or sudden out of his brakes. Tends to significantly round off all his routes when asked to change directions and isn't a guy who can create much after the catch. Does a decent job adjusting to the football and using his frame to shield defenders from the football. However, isn't a real natural plucker and it takes him far too long to get back up to his minimal speed with the ball in his hands.
Impression: Was just a very blah athlete who doesn't have the power or athleticism to win for you in any area of the NFL game."
Positive: Short yet reliable pass catcher that often lines up in the slot. Solid athlete who quickly gets out into routes, uses his frame to shield away opponents, and extends to make catches away from his frame. Finds the open spot in defenses, adjusts to errant throws, and displays both soft and strong hands. Makes a number of athletic catches on the field. Gives effort blocking and does enough to control linebackers on the second level.
Negative: Lacks downfield speed and is more of an intermediate threat. Adequate strength at the point of attack but does not overpower opponents.
Analysis: Anderson has been a consistent player the past three years at UAB and projects as a backup move tight end in a timing or West Coast offense."
Strengths: Showed tangible improvement every year in college. Especially as a receiver. Has the size and speed for an NFL Tight End.
Weaknesses: Split playing time with 2 other tight ends. Was never the outright starter. Good but not great blocker. Will be overwhelmed by the strength and speed of pass rushers at the next level.
Projection: Typically, the NFL seeks out pass-catching tight end's more prominantly in the draft. This will add to his value, taking him off the board around the 4th Round."