Former BYU TE Devin Mahina has agreed to terms with the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent.
Mahina caught 46 passes for 554 yards and five touchdowns in four seasons at BYU. His statistical production isn't as good as other BYU tight ends who have made it to the NFL historically, but that could be do in large part to the fact the Cougars do not utilize the tight end position in the passing game like they used to.
Mahina was invited to both the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl and the Reese's Senior Bowl. He recorded two passes for 20 yards in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl and did not record any statistics in the Reese's Senior Bowl.
Mahina will be a developmental player in the NFL, which is why he wasn't valued higher. At 6-6, He has ideal height and build for an NFL tight end, but he could use a little more weight on his frame. Mahina had a good performance at his Pro Day. Nearly all his measurables would have placed him around the top five among tight ends in each category had he participated in the NFL Combine. The exception to that was his vertical jump, which would have placed him last among tight ends.
Off the field, Mahina is a high character guy who can have a positive influence on any locker room. He has a strong work ethic, which he'll need if he wants to stick on an NFL roster. Like many BYU players, Mahina took two years off of football to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mahina served his mission in Madagascar.
Overall, Mahina is a good sized tight end with positive after the catch ability due to his ability to break tackles and speed for size. He'll need to become more consistent in his blocking and drop fewer passes if he wants to make a team.