RYAN YURACHEK | TE | MARSHALL
Height: 6007 | Weight: 240 | Arm: 30 1/2" | Hand: 9 1/2" | 40: 4.74 | 10-Split: 1.69 | Bench: 18 | 3Cone: 7.26 | Broad: 113" | Vertical: 32.5"
Ryan Yurachek is a fourth-year Senior who plays as a hybrid TE/H-Back/Slot WR jack-of-all-trades for the Herd. Yurachek suffered from a torn meniscus in High School, but has been durable in his collegiate career having appeared in 47 total games. Yurachek has had a catch in 42 consecutive games dating back to November 15, 2014 and finished his Marshall career with an impressive 143 receptions for 1,354 yard (9.5 average) and 26 TDs.
Yurachek is a strong player who has a stout core, short arms, ripped calves and good athletic ability owing to his experience as a basketball small forward and baseball third baseman at Carolina Forest High School.
As a Receiver, Yurachek is aggressive in coming back to the football and does a good job of extending his arms to catch the football away from his body at its farthest comfortable point. Yurachek is capable of lining up as a Slot WR on 3rd and medium situations where he often serves as the check down option for Litton on short Hitch and Out routes. After the catch, Yurachek yearns for contact and smaller DBs don’t seem too keen to stick their nose in to bring him down. As a blocker, Yurachek shows great lateral control when pulling inside on Wham runs and has the functional strength to take on heavier defensive tackles. Yurachek spits venom into every blocking rep and it is obvious he takes pride in doing the dirty work to create seals and bring intensity in the run game. Yurachek is a sassy player and tremendous competitor who can be seen jawing it up after any given play.
Off-the-field, Yurachek’s father, Hunter Yurachek, is the Athletic Director at University of Houston and was a former collegiate basketball player. Yurachek compares in body type and play style to Kyle Juszczyk and is best suited as receiving H-Back for an offense that employs heavy 11 personnel. In Yurachek’s case, his strength is also his weakness as his versatility prohibits him from having a unanimous role/position at the next level, which probably knocks him down to a PFA prospect.
Overall Grade: 73
Athletic Ability: 4
Play Strength: 6
Play Speed: 4
Competitive Toughness: 7
In-Traffic/Contested Catches: 3
Spectacular Catch: 2
Route Precision: 3
Route Variety: 4
Red Zone Threat: 4
After-Catch Ability: 3
Blocking Technique: 4
Blocking Willingness: 5
Player Comparison: Kyle Juszczek
Projected Round: Round 7/PFA
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