Camren McDonald is the only scholarship tight end on the roster with any proven production. Walk-on Preston Daniels played in all 12 games last year and has one reception for five yards.
The guy that has the most potential to help McDonald from a depth standpoint is sophomore Jackson West.
West didn’t catch any passes but played in nine games at tight end and on special teams. He played against the likes of Syracuse, North Carolina, Clemson, NC State, Miami, Boston College, and Florida.
That experience should bode well, as the game should slow down for him a bit. The biggest issue for West is the focus when it’s time to catch the ball. He was an underrated product out of high school and has a nasty streak in him.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see him begin to emerge at some point, especially if the coaching staff leaves Johnny Wilson solely at wide receiver and doesn’t put him at tight end. FSU needs someone to do it since they will lose Camren McDonald after this season.