TE Nick O'Leary - Miami Dolphins
|6-3, 252||Born: 8-31-1992||College: Florida State||Drafted: Round 6, pick 194 (2015)|
2018 Week 6 vs CHI (4 / 4 / 49 / 1 rec)
All of the talk coming into the season was how much work Gesicki was going to get and no one really mentioned O'Leary. He does not have glaring numbers thus far this season, but he has proven to be a viable tight end. He was rewarded today for all of the blocking that he has done all season with his first touchdown. He was promoted to the 53-man roster last week and is trying to show that he belongs. The Dolphins lined up in a power running set and went play action before finding O'Leary in the flat. Osweiler led him far enough that he outran his linebacker in coverage to the pylon for the first touchdown of the game. It will be interesting to see how much O'Leary pushed Gesicki for playing time, especially in passing situations. O'Leary out snapped Gesicki this week and had much better results than him in any other game this season.
2017 Week 5 vs CIN (6 / 5 / 54 / 0 rec)
Nick O'Leary capitalized on absence of Charles Clay with a team high five catches for a team high 54 yards. O'Leary was a reliable but non- dynamic option in the passing game. He is at best an average athlete at the position, and gained what was open, but is not expected to create more for Buffalo's offense. O'Leary was the clear replacement for Clay after Clay left with an injury.
2017 Week 7 vs TB (2 / 2 / 58 / 0 rec)
Nick O'Leary caught both of his targets for 58 yards. O'Leary stretched the seam on his first catch showing solid hands on a highpoint catch. His other target was a check down where he ran after the catch for 32 yards. Prior to Charles Clay's injury, Buffalo's offense featured designed tight end screen for Clay. In relief of Clay who was injured during week 5, O'Leary ran similar screen routes that were in the game plan. However, this week, there were no such screen plays in the game plan, and O'Leary's work was more of a role player than a feature piece of the offense.
2017 Week 8 vs OAK (3 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Nick O'Leary's lone catch was on a check down across the middle for 5 yards. He was also targeted in the red zone but the ball was into a contested area, and thrown too high for Nick O'Leary to catch. This is the second straight week where Buffalo has gone away from the tight end screen game that was featured when Charles Clay was healthy.
2017 Week 9 vs NYJ (5 / 4 / 51 / 0 rec)
Nick O'Leary made a nice catch on a crossing route, and appeared to be down by contact on the play. However, there was no whistle and O'Leary got off the ground to run after the catch, and was subsequently stripped of the ball and the Jets recovered. O'Leary has dependable hands, but is not a dynamic athlete to create much after the catch.
2017 Week 10 vs NO (2 / 1 / 7 / 1 rec)
Nick O'Leary's lone catch was a seven-yard touchdown reception on a garbage time pass from Nathan Peterman late in the fourth quarter. With Charles Clay's return from injury, O'Leary was relegated to TE2 duties in the Buffalo offense.
2017 Week 17 vs MIA (2 / 1 / 26 / 1 rec)
Ran a deep seam route that meshed with crossing route from the other side of the field. The play caused the deep safety to get confused, and O'Leary was left wide open for the first score of the game. O'Leary was later targeted in the end zone on a crossing route, but was overthrown by Tyrod Taylor.
2016 Week 3 vs ARI (1 / 1 / 28 / 0 rec)
Nick O'Leary had one target that he turned into a big gain. However, this play was not of his own doing; the linebacker "covering" messed up terribly when O'Leary released and he was wide open for his reception.
2016 Week 4 vs NE (2 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)
Nick O'Leary only had two targets but he made the most of them. He was able to adjust to a high Tyrod Taylor pass and pick up 17 yards. He is not a significant player in this offense.
2016 Week 6 vs SF (2 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec)
Nick O'Leary caught both of the balls thrown his way. The first reception had O'Leary then break a tackle while running deeper into the redzone. Every few yards helps in that close. He also got himself open for a 23 yard gain. It put the team in a good position; Taylor threw a TD pass the very next play.
2016 Week 13 vs OAK (3 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
With Charles Clay missing the game because of the birth of his child, this was Nick O'Leary's chance to shine. Unfortunately for him, O'Leary was ineffective with the opportunity. He did catch a rollout for 8 yards but did not pull in another pass. O'Leary was close to catching a second but his extension for the ball was strange and he seemed to stub his feet on the ground falling short. He also lost snaps to Gerald Christian, a player who had never been targeted on a pass before. O'Leary is not relevant.
2015 Week 15 vs WAS (1 / 1 / 37 / 0 rec)
The rookie 6th round draft pick had his first target of his career. On a dump-off throw at the line of scrimmage, O'Leary tiptoed down the sideline for a 37 yard chunk. With Charles Clay out, the tight ends Chris Gragg and O'Leary only had a single target each. There won't be much here, maybe next year.
2015 Week 16 vs DAL (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
O'Leary only received one target but it was a third down goal-line shot. The world will never know if he could have made a play on the ball; he fell during his route.