Minnesota tight end Ko Kieft isn’t lighting up the box score, but scouts and NFL draft analysts are still noticing his play.

Kieft has earned a reputation as one of the best blockers at the tight end position in the entire country. Here’s one opinion from draft analyst Ryan Roberts:

Kieft made several impact plays as a blocker in Minnesota’s win over Colorado in Week 3. Here’s one block that led to a rushing touchdown for the Golden Gophers:

Kieft hasn’t proven to be much of a receiving threat this year, as he has just 1 reception for 4 yards on the season. He has 1 receiving touchdown in his career across 3+ seasons with Minnesota.

However, it’s possible he could still make his way toward a professional career in a system that values run blocking from its tight ends.

Minnesota is 2-1 this season and will host Bowling Green in Week 4.