Los Angeles Rams TE Kendall Blanton is another undrafted free agent looking to earn a roster spot. A four-year player for the Missouri Tigers, he was a rotational option working for the last two years behind star TE Albert Okwuegbunam.
Blanton will compete with multiple bodies at the tight end position. The two locks are Gerald Everett — who could see an extended role offensively — and Tyler Higbee, who’s in a contract year. The remaining guys are Johnny Mundt, Keenan Brown (roster preview) and Blanton. Generally, a team will keep three tight ends on the active roster, meaning Blanton has a shot to earn a spot.
As a rookie UDFA, Blanton’s only goal should be to stick in the NFL in any way possible. Whether that means the practice squad or active roster, Blanton has to have a strong camp and preseason presence if he’s to stick on the 53-man roster.
Chances of making the final roster (1/10)
Blanton may not stick on the active roster, though he could very well earn a practice squad spot. The third tight end on a roster is typically a very solid blocker and special teams player. With that being the case, I believe Mundt has a strong leg up on his competition for the final tight end spot on the active roster.