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David Paulson

David Paulson - #42 - TE

Height: 6-3 1/4
Weight: 246
Speed: 4.88
Arm: 32 3/4
Hand: 10 1/8
Wingspan: 77 3/8
Birthdate: 02/22/1989
Hometown: Renton, WA
Grade: 5.03

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/15/2012 Oregon Pro Day 6-3 1/2 247 10 32 1/4 76 3/4 4.66 9'5" 33 4.25 11.65 7.09
02/29/2012 Combine 6-3 1/4 246 10 1/8 32 3/4 77 3/8 4.81 21 9'2" 32 4.40 11.90 7.18
01/16/2012 East-West Shrine 6-3 1/8 243 10 32 1/2 77 1/2
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-3 243 10 33 77 3/4 4.85

 

Notes:

Played tight end, quarterback and linebacker as a Washington prep. Redshirted in 2007 and appeared in one game in ’08. Played in all 13 games in ’09, starting five in two-TE sets, and recorded 12 receptions for 185 yards (15.4-yard average) and zero touchdowns. Started all 13 games in ’10 and totaled 24-418-4 (17.4). Was the starter in 13-of-14 contests in ’11, hauling in 31-438-6 (14.1). Only non-start was against LSU in the opener when the Ducks went with two running backs.

Positives:

Has long arms and big, dependable hands. Concentrates in traffic — can take a hit and hang on. Cradles low throws. Nice boundary awareness. Outstanding personal and football character. Very intelligent. Durable, competitive and coachable.

Negatives:

Lacks bulk strength and is limited in line where he gets outmuscled. Struggles to connect with moving targets or sustain. Pedestrian athletic ability and limited explosiveness. Not sudden off the line and builds to average speed. Stiff route runner — will struggle to shake man coverage. Not strong or elusive after the catch. Does not project as a special-teams standout.

Summary:

Long-levered, smooth-muscled, straight-linish, short-to-intermediate pass catcher with sure hands, average athletic traits and limited functional strength. Effective, overachieving college player who was aided by Oregon’s turbo-speed spread scheme and talented skill players.


David Paulson's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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