Dallin Holker
Dallin Holker  TE  Colorado State | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Dallin Holker
Height
6-3
Weight
241
College
Colorado State
Position
TE
Class
Junior
Home town
Lehi, UT
80.8/100
Player Rating
6
PositionRank (TE)
4.66
FortyYD Time
Receptions
64
Rec YDs
767
Rec TDs
6
Rec AVG
12

Dallin Holker TE Colorado State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Dallin Holker TE Colorado State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Inline Receiving TE
Last Updated: 02/28/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.66 seconds (78%*)
Bowl Invite: Shrine Bowl
Measurables:
Height: 6-3 (21%*) Weight: 241 (15%*)
Hands: 10 1/8 (64%*) Arm: 33 (49%*) Span: 78 2/8 (35%*)
Forty: 4.66 (O) (78%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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ROLE: Inline Receiving TE
Last Updated: 02/28/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.66 seconds (78%*)
Bowl Invite: Shrine Bowl
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-3 (21%*) Weight: 241 (15%*)
Hands: 10 1/8 (64%*) Arm: 33 (49%*)
Span: 78 2/8 (35%*)
Forty: 4.66 (O) (78%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 80.8 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
71%
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QB Rating When targeted: 81.1
Hands:
72%
Short Receiving:
71%
Intermediate Routes:
76%
Deep Threat:
77%
Blocking:
62%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 5th
Overall Rank: #156 Position rank: #6
College Games: 41 College Snaps: 1608
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 78/100
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 85 Stars 247 RATING: 85/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.5 (90%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Cole Turner - Nevada
87%
Luke Schoonmaker - Michigan
86%
Grant Calcaterra - SMU
85%
Draft Profile: Bio
Dallin Holker, a standout tight end from Colorado State, initially began his collegiate career at BYU. During his tenure at BYU, Holker accumulated 521 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns from 42 receptions. He then transferred to Colorado State, where he made a significant impact in his first season. In 2023, Holker racked up 767 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns on 64 receptions, alongside one rushing touchdown. His outstanding performance earned him a finalist spot for the 2023 John Mackey Award, which honors college football’s most outstanding tight end​.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • He can move the chains and has the skills to stand out in the red zone with sneaky foot speed and long stride to top-producing tight end.
  • Holker has a decent enormous catch radius and shows the ability to get low to dig out passes.
  • Excellent receiving abilities with a knack for finding soft spots in defenses.
  • Strong and reliable hands, ensuring consistent catch completions.
  • Displays good route-running skills, creating separation from defenders.
  • Effective in the red zone, showcasing an ability to secure touchdowns.
  • Capable of making plays after the catch with decent yards-after-catch numbers.
  • Demonstrates solid blocking techniques, both in pass protection and run blocking.
  • Has a good understanding of offensive schemes and adapts well to different play calls.
  • Brings experience and maturity to the tight end position, having played at two college programs.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Needs to improve overall athletic explosiveness to compete at the NFL level.
  • Lacks elite speed, which may limit his ability to stretch the field vertically.
  • Could enhance his agility to maneuver more effectively in tight spaces.
  • History of injuries, including a significant ankle injury, raises durability concerns.
  • May struggle against NFL-level physicality and press coverage.
Scouting Report: Summary
Dallin Holker's journey to Colorado State, following a transfer from BYU, marked a turning point in his career. At BYU, Holker was a freshman in 2018, took a break for a mission trip, and then missed most of the 2022 season due to an ankle injury. However, his time at Colorado State showed his potential, where he made 64 catches for 767 yards and six touchdowns.

Holker's strengths lie in his ability to deliver in crucial moments and even against tough opposition, making him a reliable target in clutch situations. Despite his less-than-ideal explosive speed off the line, Holker's proficiency in making plays in traffic and his effective use of size and technique in blocking make him a versatile asset. His soft hands, good catch technique, and ability to gain separation with head fakes and stutter steps are positives.

However, there are areas where Holker needs serious improvement. His reaction time at the snap, overall play strength, particularly after the catch, and his ability to consistently block at the line are points of concern. His average speed given his size and athletic ability, combined with a need to improve his blocking technique, suggests that he may be more suited to a slot receiver role at the pro level. His versatility and excellent hands could see him being an asset for teams looking for a tight end with a balanced skill set.

Dallin Holker percentiles vs other Tight Ends (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Dallin Holker (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
150.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
10.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.