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WATCH: Freshman Feature Episode 15 - Louis Hansen

Breaking down the scouting, comparison, projection, and more for the true freshman tight end

The tight end position for the Michigan Wolverines is in somewhat of a transitional state. Since Jake Butt, Michigan has yet to feature a true “elite” level tight end. In a Josh Gattis offense that aims to fully utilize speed in space, sometimes it can be hard to see exactly where a tight end fits into that scheme. However, when you have the versatility that Louis Hansen brings to the offense, you have a lot of options.

Starting his high school career as a wide-out, Hansen still has some bulking up to do, but his ceiling is incredibly high as either a flex or inline tight end prospect. At 6’4 or 6’5 depending on who you ask, he brings a great frame to the position. His scouting reports frequently mention his hands, seemingly pointing to a receiving-first tight end with advanced athleticism to pair with his catching ability. Add in a favorable depth chart and it could be a quicker path than usual for the young freshman.

In this episode, I spoke with Hansen personally, and included some of his responses as a part of the video. Let me know if you like this aspect of this episode, and I’ll push to try to get others involved as a part of this series.

Below are the timestamps for each section in this video.

  • 00:00 - Intro
  • 00:36 - High School
  • 01:06 - Stats
  • 01:15 - Metrics
  • 01:37 - Rankings
  • 02:19 - Offers
  • 02:44 - Recruitment
  • 05:10 - Scouting
  • 07:06 - Film
  • 07:52 - Comparison
  • 09:29 - Projection