Georgia tight end Orson Charles should be the first tight end selected in the NFL draft, according to NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock.
“I don’t have any tight ends in the first round,” Mayock said. “I think they are going to come off the board in the second round and it will be kind of interesting. I think Orson Charles will be gone by 50. . . I think he’s a second round pick that goes somewhere between 33 and 45.”
Charles started 29 games for Georgia. He caught 94 passes for 1,370 yards, which set a UGA career yardage record for tight ends, and 10 touchdowns, which tied the school record for the position.
After catching 45 passes for 574 yards and five touchdowns in the 2011 season, he was voted first-team All-SEC by both the coaches and the media. He was chosen first-team All-America by the American Football Coaches Association.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog