Source: Seferian-Jenkins receives second-round grade from NFL Advisory Committee

BY Ross Jones • December 20, 2013

Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins has a tough decision to make after his team plays BYU in the Fight Hunger Bowl Dec. 27: Stay in school for another season or make the leap to the NFL.

Seferian-Jenkins, a junior who won the 2013 John Mackey Award given to the nation's most impressive tight end, received a second-round grade from the NFL Advisory Committee, a source informed on the situation told

The committee, which is made up of pro scouts, typically reviews the player'€™s tape and tabulates a grade for each player that applies. The player will fall into five categories: first, second, third, fourth-seventh or unlikely to be drafted. While the grade isn'€™t foolproof, it gives the player and his family an idea of where he's pegged to go in the draft.

The 6-foot-6, 276-pound tight end posted career lows in receptions (33) and yards (413), but proved to be a consistent threat in the red zone hauling in 7 touchdowns.

Seferian-Jenkins was named a third team/honorable mention All-American by The Associated Press earlier this week.

While he has dazzled on the field during his three years in Seattle, NFL teams will question his judgment after a July DUI arrest, which made national headlines. If Seferian-Jenkins can prove he was humbled by his mistake, he'€™ll likely be one of the first players selected from his position.

North Carolina'€™s Eric Ebron and Texas Tech'€™s Jace Amaro, who still has to make a decision, will also be highly regarded tight ends.

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