2020 NFL Draft Tight End Rankings Top Five
5. Adam Trautman, Dayton
Size: 6-5, 255
The Good: Super-productive, he caught 84 passes over the last two seasons for over 1,100 yards with 14 touchdowns. Yeah, he played at the FCS level, but every defense game-planned to stop him, and he kept on coming through.
The blocking upside is there – he’s willing to hit, but that wasn’t his job with the Flyers – and he’s got the size to power up when the ball is coming his way. He was one of the quickest tight ends at the combine, but …
The Not-So-Good: The 4.8 40 was lumbering compared to some of the other top prospects. He can move, and he showed off functional speed at the FCS level, but he’s not the home run hitter than some of the other guys potentially are. There’s a bit of a project happening with him – he might not be a Day One producer.
NFL Draft College Perspective Thought: The combination of all-around skills is enough to think he could be someone’s No. 1 regular tight end after a bit of an adjustment. With his size, want-to, and top target mentality, there’s a whole lot to like to mold into a terrific starter after the second round.
Projected Round: Third