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Report: Iowa TE, Noah Fant, Will Visit the Minnesota Vikings

By: Cody Eastman
April 1, 2019
Photo: Sports Illustrated

It has recently been reported that Iowa tight end, Noah Fant, has an official visit scheduled with the Minnesota Vikings.

The Vikings currently hold the 18th pick in 2019 NFL Draft, barring any trades, it could be very possible that Fant will be available when the Vikings are on the clock.

If the Minnesota Vikings do choose to draft Noah Fant, he would make an immediate impact and be an incredible weapon for Kirk Cousins.

Here is everything you need to know about Noah Fant:

Noah Fant, Iowa | Tight End | Height: 6’ 4” | Weight: 249 lbs

Fant was a stellar athlete in college, he set the record for most touchdowns by a tight end at Iowa and had the third most touchdowns in Big Ten history. Fant was a Third-Team All-American selection and a First-Team All-Big Ten selection by conference coaches.

Even with his teammate, TJ Hockenson, arguably the best tight end in this draft class, sharing the spotlight, Fant was still able to put up some outstanding statistics in his collegiate career.

College Stats

2016 | FR | Receptions: 9 | Yards: 70 | Yards Per Catch: 7.8 | Touchdowns: 1

2017 | SO | Receptions: 30 | Yards: 494 | Yards Per Catch: 16.5 | Touchdowns: 11

2018 | JR | Receptions: 39 | Yards: 519 | Yards Per Catch: 13.3 | Touchdowns: 7

Career Stats | Receptions: 78 | Yards: 1,083 | Yards Per Catch: 13.9 | Touchdowns: 19

Combine Results

It seems as though Fant was made for the NFL Combine, he was an absolute animal and actually led the tight end group in a few different drills. Here are his combine results:

40 Yard Dash: 4.5 Seconds (1st Among Tight Ends)

Bench Press: 20 Reps

Vertical: 39.5 Inches (1st Among Tight Ends)

Broad Jump: 10’ 7” (1st Among Tight Ends)

3 Cone Drill: 6.81 Seconds (1st Among Tight Ends)

20 Yard Shuttle: 4.22 Seconds

60 Yard Shuttle: 11.49 Seconds


All in all, Noah Fant is arguably the best offensive weapon in this draft class. He definitely has room to improve when it comes to run and pass blocking, but that doesn’t mean that he can’t develop those skills with good coaching.

His athleticism and playmaking ability are undeniable, if Fant impresses the Vikings on this official visit, he could very well be holding up that purple and gold come April, 25th.