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
80.5/100
Player Rating
8
PositionRank (TE)
4.77
FortyYD Time
Receptions
65
Rec YDs
773
Rec TDs
6
Rec AVG
11.9

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

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

Overall Rank: #159 Position Rank: #8 (TE)
40 time: 4.77 seconds
Height: 6-5 Weight: 255
Overall Rating: 80.5 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Hands:
54%
Short Receiving:
79%
Intermediate Routes:
80%
Deep Threat:
81%
Blocking:
45%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 5th Position rank: #8
College Games: 22 College Snaps: 877
Draft Profile: Bio
Tucker Kraft from Timber Lake High School was rated a Following 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 90 yards for an average of 12.9 yards per reception, with no TDs, and a QB rating when targeted of 97.9. As a blocker he allowed one pressure and no sacks.

As a sophomore in 2021 he played in 15 games and had 65 catches for 770 yards for an average of 11.8 yards per catch, with 6 TDs, and a QB rating when targeted of 129.4. In pass protction he gave up 3 pressures and no sacks.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Good short-area foot quickness with very good footwork.
  • Varies the speed of his route, using hesitation and shoulder fakes to get the defender guessing.
  • Above-average acceleration for a big man.
  • Soft hands. Flashes good to very good tracking and overall body control to make catches outside of his frame.
  • Has enough speed to challenge the seam but does not possess elite top-end speed.
  • Looks to get involved downfield and will block multiple defenders on a single play when he can. Understands his role as a blocker.
  • Good vision to set up blocks and while he isn't quick enough to elude in tight quarters, and take advantage of a defender leaning to spring for additional yardage.
  • Soft, reliable hands center the big target for quarterbacks. Shields the defense and will let the ball into his pads to protect it when about to absorb a big hit over the middle.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • High cut frame and limited power in hands prevent a top blocking grade.
  • Is a bit high-hipped and slow to get rolling. Frame limits upside as a blocker.
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How other scouting services rate Tucker Kraft (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
112.7
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
8.0
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