Isaiah Likely started as a wide receiver and only earned 2-stars coming out of Everett high school in Malden, MA. He received offers mainly from FCS schools in the area, but chose to attend Coastal Carolina. Isaiah Likely broke out during his sophomore season at Coastal Carolina where he was 2nd in receiving yards only two the team's leading receiver. He put up 431 yards and 5 touchdowns before turning 19. Throughout his next 2 seasons, Likely would continue to be 2nd on his team in receiving yards. The other major stat to note about Likely, which you can find at PlayerProfiler, is his target share. His freshman year his target share was 5.28%, but as a senior it grew to 24.30%.
He was an industry favorite heading into the senior bowl, but was upstaged by Trey McBride. Projected to go in the 3rd round, Isaiah Likely could be more of a receiving threat than an in line blocker. That makes him somewhat valuable, but with all tight ends, he'll need a couple of years before he truly takes off. With only some of his workout metrics available, he’s most likely going to be an undersized and slow tight end.
Isaiah Likely was selected in the 4th round of the 2022 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. Fudge. Just when we thought the heir apparent to Andrews had been drafted in Kolar, they came around and drafted this guy. Likely will garner more targets, but lack of size compared to Kolar will limit snaps. On top of that, Andrews isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.