Former Texas A&M receiver Ricky Seals-Jones has made the move to tight end in an effort to make the roster of the Arizona Cardinals.
Seals-Jones went undrafted during the 2017 NFL Draft after forgoing his senior season in College Station, but was signed by the Cardinals. Leading up to the draft, Seals-Jones noticed that teams were intrigued by him switching to the position.
“Once the process started going and talking to a lot of teams, they were like, ‘How do you feel about tight end?,” Seals-Jones told AZCardinals.com. “I kind of knew from there I needed to start working on that, so when I came in it wasn’t brand new.”
During his career at Texas A&M, Seals-Jones caught 123 passes for 1,442 yards and 10 touchdowns. He’s now trying to earn his way onto a squad that already has four tight ends on the roster, and that starts with getting down to basics.
“My biggest thing is learning the footwork technique of being on the line of scrimmage,” Seals-Jones said. “At A&M, you’d just give them a two-way go for the running back. Here, you may have to step in and seal (the defender on a running play), might have to wash them down. Doing footwork technique, that will make me a lot better.”