4 time national champion. Classic coach's son. Very bright and student of the game. Really big dude who can run. Good blocker and good hands. 4-sport athlete who didn't play TE until college sort of gives me a Kelce vibe. Injuries probably drop him to 7th round and maybe even UDFA. I think he's worth a pick, and I think a nice pairing with Kmet.
PFF had him with a grade above 80 but he didn't have enough snaps due to injury. They're projecting him around 270 but had a grade of a top 5 TE.
DRAFTBUZZ PROFILE: BIO
In 2018 as a freshman Gindorff saw action in 8 games for the Bison as he made 10 receptions for a solid 170 yards for an average of 17.0 yards per reception, with 6 TDs, and an outstanding QB rating when targeted of 151.8. As a blocker he allowed no pressures and no sacks. He's going to run a 4.75-4.8 most likely. But many productive TEs do they just have a "knack".
- As a sophomore in 2019 he played 16 games and had just 11 catches for 87 yards for an average of 7.9 yards per catch, with 3 TDs, and a solid QB rating when targeted of 79.2. In pass protection he gave up one pressure and no sacks. As a pass blocker he gave up no pressures and no sacks.
- As a junior in 2020 he played 10 games and hauled in a solid 17 catches for a solid 193 yards for an average of 11.4 yards per catch, with 2 TDs, and an impressive QB rating when targeted of 97.1.
- As a senior in 2021 he played 12 games and had only 6 catches for only 74 yards for an average of 12.3 yards per catch, one TD, and an elite QB rating when targeted of 142.7. In pass protection he gave up 2 pressures and no sacks.
The sixth-year Senior finished his collegiate career with 44 receptions for 522 yards and 12 touchdowns. Gindorff battled injuries throughout his Bison career, including ending each of the past two seasons early with season-ending injuries. He won three National Championships during his playing career at NDSU.
As of right now Gindorff could be a late-round draft pick or get an opportunity to sign with a team as an undrafted free agent.