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Nick O'Leary | Tight End

Team: Florida State Seminoles
Age / DOB:  (22) / 8/31/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 244

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Florida State TE Nick O'Leary's 4.93 clocking in the forty was "disappointing," NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock said.
Mayock expected the 2014 Mackey Award (the nation's top college tight end) winner to run in the 4.7/4.75 range. "That's significantly slower than I expected," Mayock said of O'Leary's showing. O'Leary measures only 6-foot-3, 252 pounds, and he isn't much of a blocker, so his forty time is problematic to his stock. Fortunately, Mayock calls O'Leary a "natural hands catcher" and a good route runner. The question remains: Can he create separation from NFL defenders? Feb 21 - 10:36 PM
Source: NFL.com

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Florida State TE Nick O'Leary will participate in the complete combine workout if his hamstring feels up to it.

"You may remember O’Leary hurt his hamstring during pre-game warm-ups at the Rose Bowl six weeks ago which forced him to take a different approach to combine training," wrote TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline. O'Leary comes with durability and maturity questions. He missed a portion of spring practices last season after he was involved in a second major motorcycle accident. The NFL won't allow his bike career to continue.
Feb 19 - 8:14 PM

Florida State senior TE Nick O'Leary has accepted his invitation to the Senior Bowl.

The 6-foot-3, 244-pound FSU prospect has hauled in 47 catches for 614 yards and seven touchdowns on the year. O'Leary won the John Mackey Award in 2014, and was a semifinalist in 2013 after catching 33 passes for 557 yards and seven touchdowns. The FSU prospect is tied for seventh among tight ends in touchdowns, and is 10th and 11th in yards per game and receptions per game, respectively. Mel Kiper's No. 1 senior tight end is also the grandson of golf legend Jack Nichlaus.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 03:08:00 PM

Florida State senior TE Nick O'Leary wins the Mackey Award, which is given annually to the nation’s top tight end.

The 6-foot-3, 244-pound O’Leary has hauled in 47 catches for 614 yards and seven touchdowns this year. O'Leary was a John Mackey Award semifinalist last year after catching 33 passes for 557 yards and seven touchdowns. The FSU prospect is tied for seventh among tight ends in touchdowns, and is 10th and 11th in yards per game and receptions per game, respectively.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 04:02:00 PM

Florida State senior TE Nick O'Leary will be a "nice addition for some NFL team next year as a mid-round pick," writes NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah.

O'Leary made three grabs for 97 yards and a touchdown versus Georgia Tech on Saturday. "He has a great feel for working in zones and really good hands," Jeremiah wrote. "We've seen the Ravens' Kyle Juszczyk show he can catch the ball as a fullback. I think O'Leary could play a similar role. He's a versatile player." O'Leary is a willing but not often successful blocker. He'll draw an NFL paycheck from his ability to catch the ball.
Source: NFL.com
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 10:55:00 PM

Florida State senior TE Nick O'Leary had three receptions for 59 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 20-17 win over Boston College.

O'Leary, the grandson of golf legend Jack Nichlaus, was a John Mackey Award semifinalist last year after catching 33 passes for 557 yards and seven touchdowns. This season, he's posted 40 receptions for 465 yards and three scores during FSU's 11-0 start. O'Leary "lacks the bulk and brawn to regularly hold up as an in-line blocker at the next level, despite his aggressiveness and tenacity," ESPN's Steve Muench wrote last month. The senior, however, is a "a natural pass-catcher who can adjust to passes thrown outside his frame and absorb contact without dropping the ball."
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 06:57:00 PM

Florida State senior TE Nick O'Leary "lacks the bulk and brawn to regularly hold up as an in-line blocker at the next level, despite his aggressiveness and tenacity," according to ESPN's Steve Muench.

"He'll need to move around and match up with linebackers to be an effective blocker in the NFL," Muench wrote. "But teams that need help in the passing game should be able to overlook his deficiencies as a blocker." O'Leary, the grandson of golf legend Jack Nichlaus, was a John Mackey Award semifinalist last year after catching 33 passes for 557 yards and seven touchdowns. "Most tight ends lack the raw explosiveness to separate from athletic linebackers and safeties," Muench wrote. "But O'Leary moves well enough to challenge linebackers underneath, and in addition to throwing his weight around, he does a nice job of setting up his break working against defensive backs. His ability to locate and exploit seams in zone looks is also noteworthy. He's a natural pass-catcher who can adjust to passes thrown outside his frame and absorb contact without dropping the ball, despite having smaller hands."
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 07:24:00 PM

Florida State senior TE Nick O'Leary had eight catches for 97 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 38-20 win over Syracuse.

It was easily the best game of his season so far. O'Leary was on the receiving end of a 21-yard touchdown pass from Jameis Winston with 4:38 seconds left in the first half to give Florida State a 24-6 lead. After placing himself on the NFL radar with 33 catches for 557 yards and seven touchdowns last year, he's posted 23 catches for 275 yards and two touchdowns across six 2014 games. Mel Kiper's No. 1 senior tight end is also the grandson of golf legend Jack Nichlaus.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 02:52:00 PM

Florida State senior TE Nick O'Leary caught five balls for 51 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's win against The Citadel.

O'Leary snagged a 1-yard touchdown pass from Jameis Winston with 29 seconds left in the first half to give Florida State a 28-0 lead. While they played, Winston looked early and often to O'Leary and Rashad Greene, who finished with four catches for 80 yards. O'Leary, who missed spring practices after a second motorcycle accident resulted in a severe ankle injury, was a John Mackey Award semifinalist last year after catching 33 passes for 557 yards and seven touchdowns. ESPN's Todd McShay graded O'Leary (6-foot-3, 235 pounds) as the No. 3 TE prospect over the summer, behind consensus top prospect Devin Funchess and No. 2 Jeff Heuerman of Ohio State.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 04:36:00 PM

Florida State senior TE Nick O'Leary "lacks ideal size and has just average top-end speed, so he may never be a huge vertical threat in the NFL," writes ESPN's Todd McShay.

McShay grades O'Leary (6-foot-3, 235 pounds) as the No. 3 TE prospect, behind consensus top prospect Devin Funchess and No. 2 Jeff Heuerman of Ohio State. "O'Leary is a very competitive player who does a good job as both a blocker and a receiver," McShay wrote. "He is a natural pass-catcher who can snatch the ball away from his frame and shows good body control on 50-50 balls. He is quick off the line, has good route running skills and is effective running after the catch." O'Leary, who missed spring practices after a second motorcycle accident resulted in a severe ankle injury, was a John Mackey Award semifinalist last year after catching 33 passes for 557 yards and seven touchdowns.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 05:40:00 PM

CBS Sports' Derek Stephens believes Florida State senior TE Nick O'Leary's second motorcycle accident hurt his draft stock.

Mel Kiper's No. 1 senior tight end is also the grandson of golf legend Jack Nichlaus. "O'Leary's sure hands, quickness and solid route-running had many considering him one of the top preseason TE prospects for the 2015 draft, but a second motorcycle accident that resulted in a severe ankle injury has rendered him inactive for the spring and could threaten to set him back, both on the team's depth chart and in the eyes of NFL scouts entering the 2014 season," Stephens wrote. O'Leary was a John Mackey Award semifinalist last year after catching 33 passes for 557 yards and seven touchdowns.
Source: CBS Sports
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 05:32:00 PM

Florida State senior TE Nick O'Leary is listed by ESPN's Mel Kiper as the No. 1 senior tight end.

O'Leary was named as a semifinalist for the John Mackey Award last year after catching 33 passes for 557 yards and seven touchdowns. "Solid but unspectacular, O'Leary has good hands but lacks an elite catch radius and flexibility and won't be considered a matchup problem," Kiper wrote. "He's also a strong kid but not the kind of blocker who can hold up a decent pass-rusher. Old-school, versatile player who could be useful in an H-back role." O'Leary missed a portion of spring practices after he was involved in a second major motorcycle accident. The NFL won't allow his bike career to continue.
Sat, Jun 14, 2014 11:43:00 PM

Florida State senior TE Nick O'Leary will miss the remainder of spring practices after he was involved in a motorcycle accident.

"He wrecked a motorcycle again," FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. "He's skinned and got a swollen ankle and can't practice but he'll be fine. ... He's skinned from head to toe." If you've seen the shocking video of O'Leary's first motorcycle accident from last summer, you know he's fortunate to have walked away from one spill already. Now that it's happened again, it sounds as though those around the program are more concerned than upset. "He needs to be frustrated. It's not important if I'm frustrated. What's important is if he's frustrated and learned his lesson," Fisher said. O'Leary was named as a semifinalist for the John Mackey Award last year after catching 33 passes for 557 yards and seven touchdowns.
Source: CBS Sports
Wed, Apr 2, 2014 07:21:00 PM

Florida State junior TE Nick O'Leary will return to school in 2014.

O'Leary wasn't a prominent figure in the BCS National Championship, but he was one of Jameis Winston's more reliable receiving targets all season. He might not project very well to the NFL, but O'Leary could fit in an H-back role. Hopefully he displays more explosion comfort after the catch in 2014.
Fri, Jan 10, 2014 10:56:00 AM

Florida State junior TE Nick O'Leary was "banged up for about a month" after he was involved in a motorcycle accident.

O'Leary hasn't reached expectations during his first two seasons with the Seminoles, totaling 21 catches for 252 yards and three touchdowns in 2012. Now that O'Leary is at 100 percent, he could make an impact this season.
Source: Fox Sports
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 10:17:00 AM