Dalton Keene - Virginia Tech

Height/Weight - 6'4/253/Hands-9.75"

Age/Birthday - 22 Years Old, (D.O.B. Unknown)

Combine Results - 40-4.71, Vert-34.0", Broad-125.0"

Class - Junior

Conference - Atlantic Coast (Coastal)

NFL Draft Projection - Round 4-5

College Stats -

2019 - Receiving: 21/240/11.4/5

2018 - Receiving: 28/341/12.2/3

2017 - Receiving: 10/167/16.7/0

NFL Player ComparisonZach Ertz, Foster Moreau

Current ADP - 60+ (Rookie Drafts), 300+ (Start Ups)

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Player Notes Pros

  • Primarily used as a leak out receiver working into the flats or folding across the set

  • Made some really tough catches away from his body & illustrated a large catch radius

  • He's got good concentration, athleticism & leaping ability to bail out inaccurate throws 

  • Seamless to transition from hands receptions to clearly securing the body into his frame

  • Lined up all over the place, one of those players you have to find before the snap

  • Took reps in line, as an H-back, full back & played a slew of special teams reps as well

  • Highly regarded for his football IQ, character & versatility as a Swiss army knife

  • Has busted some long ones on slip screens in the past, incredible after the catch

  • He's fluid, urgent and can transition into a powerful runner in the secondary & bang

  • Great mobility, moves really well for 250 lb TE & should have success in the pros

  • Easy to appreciate the enthusiasm he brings to his role, he's an animated player

  • He's tough as a ball carrier and fearless over the middle, & loves the physicality

  • Shows nice body control to hinge laterally also shows good mobility at the catch point

  • As a kick out blocker or second level blocker, he'll consistently stick on blocks like glue

Player Notes Cons

 

  • Never seen a lot of reps flexed to the slot or defeating press coverage with releases

  • Didn't make many high point catches, wasn't tasked with tracking the ball down field

  • He's built quite lean & doesn't carry a whole lot of his mass in the lower half 

  • Struggles with lower body power & shows a lot of bad habits when trying to compensate

  • Shoulders drop notably over his toes as he looks to recruit core as inline blocker

  • Functional strength is not a strong suit, wouldn't force inline reps on him early on

  • Sloppiness in feet cause ineffective breaks that rob him of confidence through the turn