Dylan Horton NFL Draft
Dylan Horton

Dylan Horton

  • Senior
  • #79
  • 6'4"
  • 250lbs
  • Prospect
  • Big 12

Prospect Summary

Dylan Horton NFL Draft Scouting Report

EDGE, TCU Horned Frogs

Dylan Horton is a senior defensive lineman for the TCU Horned Frogs that transferred from the New Mexico football program to TCU to start the 2020 football season. Horton is a three-year contributor for TCU.

Horton is a versatile defensive line prospect that has the frame to align in multiple positions along the defensive front and has ideal height and length that gives him a prototypical build for an edge player in the NFL. On film, Horton has showcased many likable traits against the run and pass. Against the run, Horton shows to be very violent in his approach and is willing to collision with offensive linemen to hold the line of scrimmage. Horton is violent at the point of attack, using his hands and showing the ability to consistently shed offensive linemen off of him. 

Horton is a high-motor, high-effort player that is willing to put his body in unorthodox situations to make a play. Horton is a plus-level athlete that also has the ability to chase plays down from the backside or track ball carriers down 10-20 yards down the field to make a tackle. 

As a pass rusher, Horton appears to have all of the physical tools necessary to be productive at the next level. Horton has a quick first step, which he uses to quickly gain leverage on offensive linemen when he wants to win with a speed rush around the edge to get to the quarterback. Horton also shows that he can use some development in his pass-rush repertoire. There were multiple instances where Hortons initial move didn’t work and he didn’t appear to have a counter move to continue his rush for the duration of the play. 

TCU underwent a defensive scheme change from the 2021 to the 2022 season, which forced Horton to move into the inside shade of the tackle which at times eliminated his ability to use his speed to win as a pass rusher. Projecting Horton to the next level, I believe that his athleticism and frame would be best utilized as an outside edge rusher where he can incorporate his natural athleticism on the edges to become a more productive pass-rusher. 

Top Reasons to Buy In:

  • High athletic upside   
  • Motor
  • Physical temperament  

Top Reasons For Concern:

  • Hip tightness
  • Undeveloped as a pass-rusher   
  • Productivity as a pass-rusher 

Size (NFL Combine):

Height: 6′ 4”

Weight: 257 lbs

Arm Length: 33 1/8”

Hand Size:  9 1/2”

Athletic Testing (NFL Combine):

40-yard Dash: 

Vertical Jump: 34” 

Broad Jump: 10′ 0”



Bench Reps: 18 reps

Ideal Role: DE in 4-3 scheme 

Scheme Fit: 4-3  

TDN Consensus Grade: 78.50/100 (Third-Round Value)

  • Sanchez Grade: 78.50 /100

Written By: Keith Sanchez 

Exposures: Oklahoma (2022), Baylor (2022), Texas (2022), Texas (2021), Kansas (2021)

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