86 Brandon Lingen  
Brandon Lingen


Wayzata, Minn.

High School:
Wayzata HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 244



OVERVIEW: Rivals lists him as the No. 5 recruit in Minnesota, while ESPN and 247Sports rank him sixth • three-star prospect according to ESPN, Rivals, 247Sports and Scout • is the No. 23 tight end in the nation according to Scout, while ESPN has him at No. 41 and 247Sports has him at No. 79.

ESPN ANALYSIS: Possesses good combination of height and bulk • good playing strength • more an underneath-to-intermediate target that flashes an adequate feel for soft spots working against zone coverage • good job selling a block before releasing • solid hands with the ability to extend and catch the ball away from his body • ability to open up and adjust to passes thrown behind him • experience working from an in-line position and gives good effort as a blocker • when he gets locked on can be tough to beat • ability to come off the ball low and deliver a solid pop • solid lower body strength and good tenacious • can generate push and will try and finish blocks.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attends Wayzata High School • Trojans went 6-3 • caught 15 passes for 139 yards and four touchdowns in nine games as a senior • punishing blocker for team that rushed for 1,706 yards • named All-Metro by KARE11 and second team All-Metro by the Star Tribune • made four catches for 46 yards in an injury-shortened 2012 season • coached by Brad Anderson.