Tyler Conklin

Overall Rank
TE17
2023
Height
6' 3"
Weight
254 lbs
Arm Length
33"
(62nd)
Draft Pick
5.20
(2018)
College
Central Michigan
Age
28.8
Best Comparable Player
Ian Thomas
Workout Metrics
4.80
43rd
93.9
40th
126.5
89th
11.36
75th
10.17
82nd
40-Yard Dash
Speed Score
Burst Score
Agility Score
Catch Radius
24.1%
College Dominator
13.9
College YPR
21.1
(53rd)
Breakout Age

Tyler Conklin Bio

Born in Chesterfield Township, Michigan, Tyler Conklin attended L’Anse Creuse North High School in Macomb Township, Michigan where he was a two-sport athlete playing basketball and football. As a Crusader Conklin played guard in high leading L’Anse Creuse North to the state semi-finals his senior year where he scored a game high 22 points. Conklin attended Northwood University on a basketball scholarship after graduating from High School. During his freshman senior he played eight games for Northwood average 3.3 points and 2.6 rebounds before transferring to Central Michigan University as a walk on.

It was not until his age 21 junior season that Tyler Conklin seized the starting tight end role for the Chippewas where he caught 42 passes for 560 yards and six touchdowns. Conklin would go onto to post similar number his senior season despite missing four games because of a broken bone in his left foot. He secured a Senior Bowl invitation and was invited to the 2018 NFL Combine. At the Combine, Conklin underwhelmed with a below average 4.80 40 time but displayed a 75th-percentile 11.36 Agility Score and an 89th-percentile Burst Score. He was ultimately selected by the Minnesota Vikings in with 20th pick in the fifth round.

Conklin seldom played his first two seasons in Minnesota running a combined 50 routes his first two seasons in the league. It was not until his third season in the league in 2020 that his snap share crested above 40-percent however he was still an afterthought in the Vikings passing attack seeing a measly 5.5% target share. However, in 2021, after a season ending injury to starter Irv Smith, Conklin took over as the Vikings starter and saw a 15.6-percent target share and running 427 routes (no. 7). However, despite this usage he averaged only 8.1 fantasy points per game.

Tyler Conklin was slated to become a free agent in 2022. He did so, and ended up signing a three-year $21 million contract with the New York Jets. Conklin will likely split time with fellow Jets signee CJ Uzomah. Conklin is a talented tight end and who needs to be monitored going forward.