Tyler Van Dyke NFL Draft Scouting Report
Height: 6’4” | Weight: 225 lbs
ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year (2021)
“Tyler Van Dyke touts a prototypical build under center that will threaten a variety of levels within a defense with zip and accuracy.”
- Quick release
- Comfortability on the run
- Combo of zip/accuracy into condensed windows
- Pocket awareness
- Limited athleticism
- Regression from 2021 to 2022
In-play Film Analysis:
Tyler Van Dyke presents an intriguing skill set under center with a live arm and accuracy to all windows. He does well to execute the Hurricanes’ spread offense that allows him to pick apart coverages in man/zone. Has enough zip to stretch a secondary vertically and the touch to layer throws both inside/outside the numbers.
Van Dyke is a below-average athlete that will make his money inside the pocket but has the requisite pocket awareness to escape pressure and pick up yards. His feet remain active inside of structure and he’s excellent when targeting outside the numbers. Showcases a consistent ability to make throws on a rope to the outside shoulder away from corners. Has active eyes in RPO where he will quickly read movement from linebackers at the mesh point.
While Van Dyke will not threaten defenses with his legs, he’s comfortable outside the pocket and can deliver from a variety of arm angles. He combines zip with ball placement on timing routes but will run into trouble if his receiver is covered and he’s asked to work deeper into the progression. Touch throws up the seam showcase an extremely impressive ability to fit throws into condensed windows.
Concerns remain about his athleticism. A bit of a throwback, pocket-centric approach as a signal-caller. He’s not a statue, but will limit playbooks due to a lack of functional athletic ability. A thrower instead of a passer at times—his mechanics can get lazy and the ball will sail into coverage. He pressed at times in 2022. Working back to the comfortability and rhythm shown in 2021 will paint a clearer picture for his final projection.
Prospect Projection: Day 3 — Developmental Traits
Written By: Ryan Fowler
Last Updated: June 5, 2023
Exposures: North Carolina (22), Texas A&M (22), Pitt (21), Duke (21)