Tucker Kraft: NFL Draft Scouting Report

Tucker Kraft: NFL Draft Scouting Report
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  • Height: 6’5″
  • Weight: 255 Lbs
  • College: South Dakota St
  • Year: Junior
  • Position: Tight End


  • A complete, well-rounded tight end
  • Top size measurables
  • Extremely versatile, can line up in line or in the slot. Has also got experience lining up outside. 
  • Has more than enough speed and explosiveness
  • Is a good athlete who flashes good movement skills 
  • He has excellent burst out of his stance
  • Has got good production at the college level. 
  • Has dominated the lower level of competition
  • As a receiver, he is really physical at the catch point
  • He is amazing after the catch when he can work in space
  • He has the ball skills to compete for every ball
  • Can catch away from his body with a long enough catch radius 
  • Can catch through traffic maintaining speed and momentum to get yards after the catch 
  • Can catch balls both high and low showing great body control and flexibility. 
  • After the catch, he forces missed tackles but to his strength and power
  • As a blocker, he can be trusted and he shows good power and traits
  • Has a really good strength profile
  • As a run blocker, he drives opponents and has a mauler mentality
  • Has a good anchor in pass protection and has active footwork to set his base


  • As a receiver, his route tree is not that diverse
  • His route running can be sloppy. 
  • His routes need to become sharper and he needs to be able to create more separation through his routes
  • He doesn’t sell fakes and it can be too easy for defenders to figure him out. 
  • Doesn’t have the split-second change of direction to lure in defenders
  • As a blocker he can play too high meaning he sacrifices leverage 
  • Missed most of the 2022 season because of an injury


Tucker Kraft is a top tight-end prospect who has a well-rounded skill set. He has really good production as a receiver where he uses his physicality and ball skills to win. He works space really well and offers a lot after the catch. As a blocker, Kraft displays really strong upside and has shown enough to be trusted to block as a rookie. Kraft is a player who will be converted highly by the NFL and will be able to start right away and be productive as a rookie. 

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