Tanner McLachlan
Tanner McLachlan  TE  Arizona | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Tanner McLachlan
Height
6-5
Weight
244
College
Arizona
Position
TE
Class
Senior
Home town
Lethbridge, AB
78.8/100
Player Rating
12
PositionRank (TE)
4.61
FortyYD Time
Receptions
3
Rec YDs
48
Rec TDs
Rec AVG
16

Tanner McLachlan TE Arizona | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Tanner McLachlan TE Arizona
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Inline Receiving TE
Last Updated: 03/13/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.61 seconds (87%*)
Measurables:
Height: 6-5 (63%*) Weight: 244 (22%*)
Hands: 9 3/8 (27%*) Arm: 31 5/8 (16%*)
Forty: 4.61 (C) (87%*) Ten Yard: 1.58 (C) (84%*)
Vertical: 35 (C) (74%*) Broad: 117 (C) (63%*)
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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: 03/13/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.61 seconds (87%*)
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-5 (63%*) Weight: 244 (22%*)
Hands: 9 3/8 (27%*) Arm: 31 5/8 (16%*)
Forty: 4.61 (C) (87%*)
10 Yard: 1.58 (C) (84%*)
Vertical: 35 (C) (74%*) Broad: 117 (C) (63%*)
(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: 78.8 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
80%
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QB Rating When targeted: 103.0
Hands:
79%
Short Receiving:
75%
Intermediate Routes:
80%
Deep Threat:
69%
Blocking:
60%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 7th
Overall Rank: #207 Position rank: #12
College Games: 31 College Snaps: 1666
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Grant Calcaterra - SMU
88%
Jeremy Ruckert - Ohio State
84%
Daniel Bellinger - San Diego State
82%
Draft Profile: Bio
After high school, McLachlan opted to join Southern Utah.

In 2019 as a freshman McLachlan saw action in just 2 games for the Thunderbirds as he made 3 receptions for just 48 yards for an average of 16.0 yards per reception, with no TDs, and an excellent QB rating when targeted of 114.6.

As a sophomore in 2020 he played 4 games and had just 12 catches for 120 yards for an average of 10.0 yards per catch, with 2 TDs, and an excellent QB rating when targeted of 144.7.

After season's end McLachlan transferred to Arizona where as a junior in 2022 he played 12 games and hauled in 34 catches for 456 yards for an average of 13.4 yards per catch, with 2 TDs, and an excellent QB rating when targeted of 91.6. As a pass blocker he gave up 2 pressures and one sack.

As a senior in 2023 he played 13 games and had 45 catches for 530 yards for an average of 11.8 yards per catch, 4 TDs, and an excellent QB rating when targeted of 108.3. In pass protection he gave up 4 pressures and no sacks.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • McLachlan plays with a smoothness and balance, and McLachlan shows a knack for setting up defensive backs.
  • Catches well in traffic, shields the ball from defenders with his frame, and holds on despite being hit. Will fully extend, snatch, and stay in bounds.
  • He is a highly competitive player and quickly gets to the perimeter, blocking well in space and at the second level.
  • He’s lanky and long-armed, but he has the broad-shouldered frame to carry more weight. McLachlan was a national high-jump champion in high school, and that athleticism translates to the passing game.
  • A coordinated athlete and tough player to tackle, running with low pad level. Has good body thickness and strength.
  • His long arms allow him to play bigger than his size, and he has a frame that can carry a little more weight.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • A glider, moves faster than McLachlan appears but lacks the top-end speed to be a real threat down the seam.
  • Lacks the bulk strength to lock on and control NFL defensive linemen. Lower-body strength is questionable and limits his in-line blocking.
  • McLachlan has constantly ran a limited route tree.

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

How other scouting services rate Tanner McLachlan (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
190.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
15.0
*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.