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Jared Pinkney | Tight End

Team: Vanderbilt Commodores
Age / DOB:  (21) / 8/21/1997
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 255

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Vanderbilt junior TE Jared Pinkney has announced that he will return to school for his senior season.
Pinkney (6'4/255) said following Vanderbilt's bowl game last month that he had yet to make a decision regarding the NFL, despite there being reports that he was likely to enter the 2019 NFL Draft. With the junior tight end back in the fold the Commodores return another talented offensive weapon. Vanderbilt has a major question to answer at quarterback with Kyle Schurmur out of eligibility, but the return of Pinkney gives the next signal-caller a reliable red zone target to work with. Jan 11 - 1:58 PM

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Vanderbilt Hustler Sports reports that Vanderbilt junior TE Jared Pinkney has not made a decision regarding the NFL.

Pinkney (6'4/255) was reported to declare for the 2019 NFL Draft, but an announcement never came out on his end. After Thursday's bowl loss, the tight end said that his decision has not been made, but a decision is coming soon. Pinkney had a rare poor game yesterday, but it's been an overall good 2018 campaign. If Pinkney declares, the NFL could view his red-zone traits as deserving of a late Day 2 selection.
Fri, Dec 28, 2018 06:18:00 PM

Jon Lenyard of The Draft Network reports that Vanderbilt TE Jared Pinkney will enter the 2019 NFL Draft.

Pinkney has had an excellent 2018 campaign, picking up 41 receptions for 658 yards and scoring six touchdowns for the Commodores. He's seen his draft stock rise with analysts lately, and a recent report by Mel Kiper Jr. suggested he could be the first tight end to come off the board. At 6-foot-4, 255-pounds, Pinkney will assuredly be scouted heavy, and anyone looking for a red-zone threat could snap him up before the end of Day 2.
Mon, Nov 19, 2018 03:45:00 PM

Vanderbilt junior TE Jared Pinkney hauled in five passes for 92 yards and two scores in a 45-31 win over Arkansas.

Pinkney dominated in this one as he led the team in receptions and yards. His touchdowns were from one and 40 yards out as he caught the only two receiving touchdowns on the day. He is now up to a 30-485-5 stat line this season. Pinkney's draft stock has been trending upwards and ESPN's Mel Kiper even went on record saying he's a darkhorse to be the first tight end off the board in this upcoming draft. It's certainly a possibility if he can continue putting up games like this. He will look to continue his success against Missouri in two weeks.
Sat, Oct 27, 2018 04:42:00 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper believes Vanderbilt redshirt junior TE Jared Pinkney is a darkhorse to be the first tight end off the board in the spring.

"No tight end has emerged as the clear-cut No. 1 guy for 2019. Why can't it be Pinkney?" he wrote. The 6-foot-5, 255-pound fourth-year junior is averaging 15.7 yards per reception on his 25 catches with three touchdowns this year. "He's not afraid to block, either," Kiper wrote. "Pinkney isn't likely to be a first-round pick unless he overperforms in testing at the combine, but I like him as a Day 2 pick who could play early in the NFL."
Source: ESPN
Tue, Oct 23, 2018 01:44:00 PM

Vanderbilt junior TE Jared Pinkney left Saturday's game at Georgia in the first half due to an undisclosed injury.

Pinkney has yet to return to action since suffering the injury early in the second quarter, and without him the Commodores lack their best red zone target in the passing game. Senior Sam Dobbs is next in line to get the reps at tight end if Pinkney is unable to return to the game.
Sat, Oct 6, 2018 09:00:00 PM

Vanderbilt junior TE Jared Pinkney made Pro Football Focus' Week 3 team after being given an elite 91.9 grade.

Pinkney (6'4/255) caught five passes for 111 yards and a score against a good Notre Dame defense on Saturday. All five of his catches either went for a touchdown or first down. The tight end also didn't allow a pressure on his pass-blocking snaps, according to PFF. This is now back-to-back strong performances for the junior -- he went for 98 yards last week -- and Pinkney will look to keep it up against South Carolina next Saturday.
Sun, Sep 16, 2018 01:40:00 PM

Vanderbilt junior TE Jared Pinkney hauled in five passes for 111 yards and a score in a 22-17 loss to Notre Dame on Saturday.

Pinkney and Kalija Lipscomb were the passing offense for the Commodores on Saturday, and kept Vanderbilt in the game. It's back-to-back strong games for the tight end, who had 98 yards receiving against Nevada the previous Saturday. The 6-foot-4, 255-pound junior could be having a breakout year for the Commodores. We'll see if he's as active next week against the South Carolina defense next Saturday.
Sat, Sep 15, 2018 06:15:00 PM

Vanderbilt sophomore TE Jared Pinkney caught six passes for 119 yards in a 45-17 loss to Missouri on Saturday.

Pinkney (6'4/250) has not been a part of the Commodore offense since the first month of the season, and had caught just one pass in each of the last three days. The Commodores clearly saw something in the Tigers defense to exploit, and Pinkney had easily his best game of his season. We'll see if the Commodores keep the sophomore tight end involved next week against Tennessee.
Sat, Nov 18, 2017 11:55:00 PM