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2018 NFL Draft

Dalton Schultz

TE/Stanford

  • B
    6.50
    Projection
    Round 4
  • YearRedshirt Junior
  • Height6-5
  • Weight244
  • Hand9
  • Arm31
  • 40-yard4.75
  • Bench15
  • Vertical32.0
  • Broad120.0
  • 3-cone7.00
  • 20-yard4.40
  • 60-yardN/A

    Strong Points: Tall and long. Very willing as a blocker and consistently looks to finish. Athletic with above-average speed. Good route runner who is able to create separation. Good hands and can extend to make the tough catch. He runs with some power and solid instincts after the catch.

    Weak Points: Often plays the “Y” position, but he lacks the bulk and power to get consistent movement with his blocks. As good an athlete as he is, Schultz didn't have top production as a receiver. He is more of a short-to-mid-range threat than a deep threat.

    The Way We See It: A fourth-year junior, Dalton is a good athlete with strong hands and a large receiving radius. He runs good routes and can uncover vs. both man and zone. Not a real field stretcher, but he can be valuable on short-to-intermediate routes. He is tough and will compete for the ball in traffic. Lacks top bulk and might not be able to get much bigger than 255 pounds, but he is a very reliable blocker. Gets off the ball and into his blocks with some pop. He won't have the blocking success he had at Stanford at the next level because of his lack of bulk and power. A team can get by with him at “Y,” but he is better off as an “F” or 'move' tight end. Should get play time as a rookie. Wouldn't surprise me if his NFL production is better than what he had in college. A player with upside.

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