Tucker Kraft
Tucker Kraft  TE  South Dakota State | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Tucker Kraft
Height
6-5
Weight
255
College
South Dakota State
Position
TE
Class
Junior
Home town
Timber Lake, SD
82.0/100
Player Rating
7
PositionRank (TE)
4.77
FortyYD Time
Receptions
27
Rec YDs
348
Rec TDs
3
Rec AVG
12.9

Tucker Kraft TE South Dakota State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Tucker Kraft TE South Dakota State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.77 seconds (52%*)
Overall Rank: #130 Position Rank: #7 (TE)
Height: 6-5 (67%*)
Weight: 255 (54%*)
Weight: 255 (54%*)
Hands: 9 2/8 (11%*)
Arm: 32 6/8 (38%*)
Arm: 32 6/8 (38%*)
Span: 79 4/8 (58%*)
Span: 79 4/8 (58%*)
Date of Birth: 11/03/2000 Age: 22.2
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.77 seconds (52%*)
Overall Rank: #130 Position Rank: #7 (TE)
Height: 6-5 (67%*) Weight: 255 (54%*)
Hands: 9 2/8 (11%*) Arm: 32 6/8 (38%*)
Span: 79 4/8 (58%*)
Age: 22.2 DOB: 11/03/2000
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Overall Rating: 82.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
QB Rating When targeted: 131.3
Hands:
72%
Short Receiving:
90%
Intermediate Routes:
94%
Deep Threat:
94%
Blocking:
64%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 4th Position rank: #7
College Games: 28 College Snaps: 1106
Draft Profile: Bio
Tucker Kraft from Timber Lake High School was rated a After high school, Kraft opted to join South Dakota State.

In 2020 as a freshman Kraft saw action in 7 games for the Jackrabbits as he made 7 receptions for only 90 yards for an average of 12.9 yards per reception, with no TDs, and an impressive QB rating when targeted of 97.9. As a blocker he allowed one pressure and no sacks.

As a sophomore in 2021 he played 15 games and had an impressive 65 catches for 770 yards for an average of 11.8 yards per catch, with 6 TDs, and an elite QB rating when targeted of 129.4. In pass protection he gave up 3 pressures and no sacks. As a pass blocker he gave up no pressures and no sacks.

As a junior in 2022 he played 6 games and hauled in a decent 19 catches for a decent 232 yards for an average of 12.2 yards per catch, with 2 TDs, and an elite QB rating when targeted of 134.7.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Kraft has soft hands and uses his frame effectively to shield defenders, making him a major threat in the red zone. He can also turn upfield and break a tackle.
  • He’s broad-shouldered, long-limbed and a smooth athlete who showed the ability to make plays downfield.
  • Kraft has an enormous catch radius and shows the ability to get low to dig out passes.
  • Good effort at the point of attack and second level as a blocker. Intelligent and will quickly acclimate to an NFL offense.
  • Good strength and effort to run through arm tackles.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • While Kraft has the athleticism to be a catch-and-run threat, he never seemed comfortable catching, gathering, and transitioning to a runner.
  • High cut frame and limited power in hands prevent a top blocking grade.
  • Kraft isn’t going to overwhelm opposing defensive backs with speed and athleticism.
  • Kraft really isn’t a burner and doesn’t have elite suddenness, which is problematic considering his average size.

Tucker Kraft percentiles vs other Tight End's (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

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How other scouting services rate Tucker Kraft (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
84.8
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
8.0