C.J. Uzomah

Overall Rank
TE75
2023
Height
6' 5"
Weight
263 lbs
Arm Length
34"
(87th)
Draft Pick
5.21
(2015)
College
Auburn
Age
31.4
Best Comparable Player
Jermaine Gresham
Workout Metrics
4.67
79th
111.5
91st
113.3
31st
11.79
25th
9.92
38th
40-Yard Dash
Speed Score
Burst Score
Agility Score
Catch Radius
9.0%
College Dominator
13.2
College YPR
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Breakout Age

C.J. Uzomah Bio

C.J. Uzomah is a tight end for the New York Jets. Uzomah was a dual-threat quarterback in his high school days but switched to tight end when he got to college at Auburn. He didn't play as a freshman and his college stats were not overly impressive. He only caught 29 passes in 24 college games. Among these catches were seven touchdowns.

Heading into the 2015 NFL Draft, CJ Uzomah showcased exceptional size-adjusted speed in the pre-draft process. He had a 91st percentile Speed Score of 111.5 thanks to his 4.67 40 time. Uzomah's wingspan was less than impressive, however, coming in at a 39th percentile 9.94. The Bengals drafted him in the fifth round, 72 picks after they took another tight end in Tyler Kroft.

Uzomah has played 16 games in his career twice, in 2018 and 2021. Both seasons saw him post 40 or more receptions or more than 400 yards, with a career-high five touchdowns in 2021. In 2018 he commanded a career-high target share of 12.4 percent. He finished that season No.16 with 520 air yards and had just two drops. Uzomah benefitted greatly from the addition of Joe Burrow into the Bengals offense. In 2021, Uzomah enjoyed a Target Accuracy rating of 8.29, good for No.4 among all quarterbacks. Uzomah's Catchable Target Rate of 90.5% led all players among his position group. He was on the field for 78.8% of the team's offensive snaps, and had 414 routes run.. Both of these marks were No.11 among all tight ends. He was not exactly peppered with deep balls, seeing just one deep target all season. But he did finish No.9 with 296 YAC. Uzomah's reliability prompted the Jets to sign him to a 3-year $24 million deal. Seeking an upgrade at the tight end position, they found Uzomah who will bring his blocking prowess and receiving skills to the Big Apple and catch passes from Zach Wilson.