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Ben Sinnott 2024 NFL Draft: Combine Results, Scouting Report For Washington Commanders TE

Kansas State Wildcats tight end Ben Sinnott
Kansas State Wildcats tight end Ben Sinnott (34) runs with the ball against Missouri Tigers linebacker Ty'Ron Hopper (8) during the first half at Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The 2024 NFL Draft is getting close, making it an excellent time to highlight some of the class' best players with scouting reports. Each report will include strengths, weaknesses and background information. 

Here's our report on Ben Sinnott.

Ben Sinnott's 2024 NFL Combine Results

  • Height: 6-foot-3 7/8"
  • Weight: 250
  • 40-yard dash: 4.68
  • 10-yard split: 1.59
  • Vertical jump: 40"
  • Broad jump: 10'6"
  • 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.23

Ben Sinnott 2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report


  • Multi-dimensional TE with the versatility to line up in multiple locations in formation and run routes at all three levels.
  • Three-level dimension in the Kansas State's passing game and he showed the play speed and route speed to run the vertical seam.
  • More of an accelerating, build-up speed, intermediate, vertical route runner than a quick, short-area accelerator.
  • Showed the movement strength to work through contact in the early part of his routes without timing disruption.
  • Good route tempo versus zone coverage working into voids. Comfortable, easy mover with plus play speed.
  • Featured as a blocker in Kansas State's running game, executing multiple techniques and concepts. Movement angle blocker.
  • Deployed as an insert blocker in different running game concepts, including the trap game. At times, blocked the DT at the point of attack.


  • Not a dynamic multi-dimensional receiving threat like some of the hybrid tight ends. More measured in his movement.
  • More of a short strider with a little tightness to his movement. Can run the seam but is not a true vertical weapon.
  • More measured and methodical in his overall movement. Does not possess higher level burst and acceleration.
  • Not much of a run-after-catch element to his game. Straight line and a little stiff with the ball in his hands. 

NFL Transition

Sinnott is an interesting player as you project and transition him to the next level. His alignment versatility is his defining attribute. He lined up attached, detached, in the backfield and off the ball in wing alignments.

Sinnott was featured running different routes from these multiple alignments and was deployed predominantly as a movement blocker in the run game. Though there were snaps in which he was asked to block DL at the point of attack.

He will likely transition to the NFL as a combination of H-back and second TE with his alignment versatility and ability to run routes from different locations within the formation. He is a moveable chess piece of a player with enough play speed and route speed to be a three-level dimension in the passing game, even though he is not a naturally explosive accelerator and did not show much run-after-catch juice.

There may be more there to unlock as a receiver, depending on deployment within the offense. He is more of a straight-line linear mover, so he would work best in a passing game that featured him more on those kinds of routes like crossers and vertical concepts. Sinnott, while not big for his position, proved to be an effective blocker in Kansas State's offense, executing multiple concepts. He would be at his best as a movement blocker rather than a static point-of-attack blocker.

Overall, Sinnott’s versatility will make him a team- and scheme-specific prospect, but there are athletic and physical limitations to his game as both a blocker and receiver that will prevent him from becoming a No. 1 tight end.

Other Notes

Sinnott played 38 games, starting 28, in his three-year career at Kansas State. He was First-team All-Big 12 in both 2022 and 2023.