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Theres a pretty good chance you are not familiar

first_img There’s a pretty good chance you are not familiar with Adam Shaheen.The Arizona Cardinals, apparently, are trying to better acquaint themselves with him.A tight end from Ashland (it’s in Ohio), Shaheen is an intriguing prospect whom NFL.com’s Gil Brandt reported will have private workouts with the Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys and Tennessee Titans. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   The tight end class is one of the deepest we’ve seen in years, but I think Friday morning of draft week — the day after Round 1 ends — there will be teams vying to get near the top of Round 2 to take this tight end.Last season, the 6-foot-6, 278-pound Shaheen caught 57 passes for 867 yards and 16 touchdowns. The previous season, as redshirt sophomore, he hauled in 70 passes for 803 yards and 10 scores.If you are wondering why such a talented and intriguing prospect would attend a small school such as Ashland, Brandt writes that when leaving high school, Shaheen was 210 pounds and wanted to play basketball.When his father reminded him that there were exactly zero 6-foot-6, back-to-the basket forwards in the NBA, he switched sports and went to the closest school to his home.The Cardinals do not necessarily have a clear need at tight end, having just re-signed Jermaine Gresham to a four-year deal. However, they parted with Darren Fells, and 2014 second-round pick Troy Niklas has struggled with consistency and injuries. Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Photo by Ashland Universitylast_img read more