Dalton Kincaid NFL Draft
Dalton Kincaid

Dalton Kincaid

  • TE Utah
  • Senior
  • #29
  • 6'4"
  • 242lbs
  • Prospect
  • Pac-12

Prospect Summary

Dalton Kincaid NFL Draft Scouting Report

TE, Utah Utes

The path for Dalton Kincaid to become a highly productive Pac-12 tight end and appealing NFL prospect wasn’t typical. A high school basketball player that played just one season of football, Kincaid started his career at the University of San Diego where he spent 2018-2019 before taking his talents to Utah. 

Kincaid has a highly intriguing pass-catching skill set where his athleticism, route-running, hands, and ball skills all appear to be strong suits. Kincaid is a fluid route-runner that is snappy through his breaks. He’s been tasked with a fairly expansive route tree and he threatens all levels of the field. While Kincaid impresses with his ability to get in and out of breaks and work the entire field, it’s his proficiency at the catch point that draws the most appeal for what he offers in the passing game. Kincaid is a sure-handed receiver that is natural when securing the football and frequently plucks it with extension with ease. He features outstanding body control and concentration at the catch point, routinely winning through contact and putting himself in leveraged situations to win when he’s contested. Kincaid is a willing blocker with good temperament that finds most of his success as a blocker in pass protection and when working in space to seal linebackers and defensive backs. Given his relative newness to football, his trajectory is quite impressive. 

I love how competitive Kincaid is as an in-line blocker but he lacks mass and functional strength, which makes him inconsistent in college and likely ineffective in the NFL. Opponents have no issues powering and playing through him. Ideally, Kincaid would be another inch taller with a touch more mass and a tick more explosive but it’s hardly limiting to what he does best and that is being a factor in the passing game. 

Kincaid has the makeup of a quality No. 2 tight end early in his career with the upside to develop into a quality starter by year two or three. 

Top Reasons to Buy In:

  • Outstanding ball skills and hands
  • Body control and competitive toughness
  • How he was used in college and translatability to the NFL 

Top Reasons For Concern:

  • Modest appeal as an in-line blocker
  • Ideally, he was a touch taller with a bit more mass
  • Has only played football dating back to 2017 

Size (NFL Combine):

Height: 6′ 4”

Weight: 246 lbs

Arm Length: 32 5/8”

Hand Size: 10 1/4”

Athletic Testing (TBD):

40-yard Dash: 0.00s

Vertical Jump: 00”

Broad Jump: 000”

Short-Shuttle: 0.00s

Three-Cone: 0.00s

Bench Reps: 00 reps 

Ideal Role: Starting tight end 

Scheme Fit: Any, but the scheme should be mindful of his modest appeal as an in-line blocker

Prospect Comparison: Greg Dulcich (2022 NFL Draft) 

TDN Consensus Grade: 83.50/100 (Second-Round Value)

  • Marino Grade: 83.50/100

Written By: Joe Marino

Exposures: Weber State (2021), San Diego State (2021), UCLA (2021), Ohio State (2021), USC (2022), UCLA (2022), Florida (2022)

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