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Sinnott is Just Scratching the Surface | WASHINGTON COMMANDERS ROOKIE SERIES

Written By Adam Aniba

Prior to the 2024 NFL Draft Kansas State tight end Ben Sinnott wasn't a household name. In fact, depending on what draft scouting site you follow, the John Mackey Award semifinalist was projected anywhere from the 3rd-4th round.

Washington made a wise investment, considering former 3rd rounder Chris Cooley was their last drafted tight end of note. Ironically Sinnott has been compared to Cooley with his background as a hybrid tight end.

Ben Sinnott

6'4" 254 lbs | TE | KSU

2nd Round 53rd Overall

Career (38 games)- 82 rec 1138 yds and 10 TDs (13.9 avg)

2023 (12 games)- 49 rec 676 yds and 6 TDs (13.8 avg)

The selection of Sinnott so early was a surprise to many Washington fans. In saying that, drafting the Kansas State tight end was a top priority mentioned by The Burgundy and Gold Report (FULL Scouting Report).

The former walk-on averaged of 13.9 yards per catch, with 6 touchdowns and an impressive quarterback rating when targeted of 105.3 in '23.

Sinnott was an Honorable Mention All-American in 2023, named to the All-Big 12 1st Team (Coaches & The Associated Press). In addition he was a John Mackey Award semifinalist (awarded to the nations top tight end).

The Kansas State walk-on was also recognized as the nations best fullback and receiving the 2023 Lowman Trophy.

2024 Outlook

New Washington OC Kliff Kingsbury will certainly feature Sinnott in the passing game, as teams don't often select tight ends this high without plans to utilize them early on.

After bringing in former Arizona Cardinal's tight end Zach Ertz, Kingsbury has his young tight end and his mentor and former starting tight end in place.

With the ability to line up at Fullback/H-Back, Washington's new offense could finally feature a game changing pass catching tight end who can wear multiple hats.


10/28/23 vs Houston, 11/4 vs Texas, 11/11 vs Baylor, 11/18 vs Kansas & 11/25 vs Iowa St



2 comentarios

I think he’s going to be a reliable guy for Washington. But if Kingsbury follows the same plan he did with Trey Mc Bride as a rookie (2022 draft 2nd round) any TE not named Zach Ertz may have a hard time getting targets no matter how well they play.

In games when both McBride and Zach played, Trey had 4 targets (all caught). I hope Ben gets more opportunities as a receiver than Trey did as a rookie.

Per Pro Football Reference:

Ertz: 10 games, 575 snaps, 69 targets, 8.6 yds/R, 2.8 YAC, 24 1st downs

McBride: 16 games, 599 snaps, 39 targets, 9.1 yds/R, 4.0 YAC, 12 1st downs

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He's your guy. That's enough said!!!!!!!

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