Jeremy Sprinkle is the latest in an ever-growing line of tight end success stories at Arkansas, and now he joins the list of the Razorbacks’ NFL Draftees as the Washington Redskins have drafted him in the 5th Round with the 154th pick.
Sprinkle is Arkansas’ all-time leader in touchdown receptions as a tight end and seemed to be open in the flat on just about every play over the last two years.
When Hunter Henry left early for the Draft a year ago, Sprinkle was the team lead at tight end in 2016. He responded with 33 receptions for 380 yards and four touchdowns, including the game-winner vs Louisiana Tech, an overtime score vs TCU, and touchdown vs Alabama.
Sprinkle isn’t just a receiving tight end. He’s got the ability to block. At 6’5” and 252 lbs., Sprinkle can hold his own physically.
Unfortunately, Sprinkle’s numbers might be a little higher if not for the way he had to sit out his final game at Arkansas. Since it’s recent and the way he ended his collegiate career, it is the first note on his NFL.com Scouting Report. Sprinkle was caught shoplifting during the Razorbacks’ shopping spree at a Belk store in Charlotte. The shopping trip was part of the team’s bowl “gift bag” and Sprinkle went a little too far with his, causing him to miss the game.
That’s the only trouble I recall Sprinkle getting into during college. He features solid athleticism and is able to both catch passes and block. I think he’ll be successful in the NFL. You can view his Arkansas career bio here.