Tight end Mark Andrews is projected as a first round pick by CBS Sports 2018 NFL Mock Draft. With size and talent, it’s undeniable that the Oklahoma Sooner is one of the best at the position. On Tuesday morning, the semi-finalists for the John Mackey Award were listed.

Given each year to the nation’s most outstanding tight end, the John Mackey Award semi-finalist list includes eight names. One of those happens to be Andrews.

Catching a team high 43 passes, Andrews has recorded 745 total yards through ten games this year. Eclipsing the 100-yard mark three times, the most recent came against a top ranked opponent on the road in Oklahoma State. Crossing the goal line four times, it’s clear that Andrews is a major component of the machine that is the Oklahoma offense.

On November 20th, the list of candidates for the John Mackey Award will be cut once again. Ultimately, a winner will be announced on December 6th.