When the Arizona Cardinals announced their smallest rookie undrafted free agent class in decades, it was clear they had one position in mind for their meager four roster spots.
The Cardinals signed two tight ends, both offering a little bit of a different look.
We looked at Cary Angeline, let’s take a look at the other tight end, Bruno Labelle.
University of Cincinnati tight end Bruno Labelle (6-4, 247) played in 46 games in four years and had 20 receptions for 150 yards and two touchdowns. A native of Montreal, Quebec, Labelle had a career-high 10 receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown last year in seven games while helping the Bearcats to an undefeated regular season and an appearance in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl. He graduated from Cincinnati in 2019 and was named to the 2019 AAC All-Academic team.
Labelle offers a smaller frame than Angeline, but is a more explosive athlete who was asked to be the blocking tight end in the Bearcats dynamic offense.
That is what could be Labelle’s ace-in-the-hole for a potential roster spot. Not only his blocking abiltiy, but the fact he relishes the role.
From an interview with The Star:
“I kind of took the blocking tight end role and loved it honestly. I don’t have any issue with blocking and I think it gave me great opportunities, especially at the next level.”
Welcome to the desert, Bruno.