Zack Kuntz NFL Draft

Zack Kuntz

  • TE Old Dominion
  • Junior
  • #146
  • 6'8"
  • 245lbs
  • Prospect
  • Conference USA

Prospect Summary

Zack Kuntz NFL Draft Scouting Report

TE, Old Dominion Monarchs

Old Dominion’s Zack Kuntz is one of my favorite small-school prospects and I believe he will be a big asset in the NFL. Kuntz is a former 5-star recruit who originally enrolled at Penn State before he transferred to Old Dominion. Kuntz had a sensational 2021 season which really put him on the map in the eyes of NFL evaluators but an injury cut his 2022 season short.

Kuntz is a long and well-built tight end who has outstanding size. At 6-foot-8, he towers over opposing defenders and is a mismatch nightmare. Old Dominion had Kuntz aligned all over the field and he saw snaps at Y, F, in the slot, and out wide. Kuntz is an advanced pass-catcher who runs good routes and understands how to uncover. He has good speed to stress defenders through the stem and has good lateral quickness to separate at the top of his route. He is an instinctual player who understands how to work leverage, finds soft spots in zones, and knows how to make himself available for his quarterback on scramble drills. For a longer athlete, he shows good flexibility and the ability to sink to get in and out of breaks. He has good hands, body control, and ball-tracking ability and can easily high-point the football in contested situations. 

He isn’t a threat with the ball in his hands and won’t make many defenders miss but he runs with passion and will fight for yards. Kuntz must improve his ability to block in the run game, as he plays too high and allows defenders into his chest far too often. He has reps where he flashes impressive power and sustains at the point of attack but is far too inconsistent at this point in his development. 

Overall, Kuntz has high-end potential as a receiving tight end with speed, ball skills, and a catch radius that will allow him to excel in a passing offense, but he likely won’t be an every-down starter until his run blocking catches up to his receiving ability. 

Top Reasons to Buy In:

  • Length
  • Ball skills
  • Route-running
  • Catch radius

Top Reasons For Concern:

  • Blocking
  • Run after catch
  • Pad level

Size (NFL Combine):

Height: 6′ 7”

Weight: 255 lbs

Arm Length: 34”

Hand Size: 10 1/4” 

Athletic Testing (NFL Combine):

40-yard Dash: 4.55s

Vertical Jump: 40”

Broad Jump: 10′ 8

Short-Shuttle: 4.12s

Three-Cone: 6.87s

Bench Reps: 23 reps

Ideal Role: Receiving tight end who can develop into a full-time starter

Scheme Fit: Spread 

Prospect Comparison: Mike Gesicki

TDN Consensus Grade: 74.50/100 (Fourth-Round Value)

  • Weissman Grade: 74.50/100

Written By: Brentley Weissman

Exposures: Virginia (2022), Virginia Tech (2022), FIU (2021)

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