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Better Know A Freshman: Jack Bech

High School Superstar Enters a Depleted TE Room

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Jack Bech is something of an interesting case. He was one of the best high school receivers in the country but not anywhere close to one of the best prospects at his position. Then, LSU decides to move him to tight end to help ameliorate their apocalyptic depth issues. He is strong, talented at the catch point, and decently athletic. I think he could have played receiver and his 6’2 height is a bit of a limiting factor at tight end, but he’s at tight end, so here we go.

The Story

Jack Bech was under-recruited by the power 5 as a high schooler, so LSU had a bit of a monopoly on him from the start. In addition to their recruitment of teammate Walker Howard, Bech was a natural fit.

The Numbers

247 Composite Ranking: ****

247 Composite Rating: 0.8925

The Film

I still think they moved him to Tight End because of their depth issues, but he really could be a fantastic college receiver. In the college game, I like big bodied, strong outside receivers that dominate press and win at the catch point. He’s athletic enough to be effective on the outside. You can clearly see the dominant physical ability in his tape.

The Future

My problem with Jack Bech at tight end is his height. No, it’s not that big of an issue at this level, but a 6’2, 230 tight end is a little bit underwhelming size wise. I liked the idea of Bech as a 6’2, 215 monster receiver but they have a need at tight end. I still think he can be moved around and used effectively in the passing game in the offense, and they do have a massive need at tight end.

High End: Very solid tight end, contributes immediately and is a weapon in the pass game for several years.

Low End: Struggles to adapt to tight end and has a tough season, eventually getting overtaken by Jake Johnson.

Realistic: Solid contributor, versatile weapon moved all over the field who can create and exploit matchup issues.