Dalton Schultz Adds TE Depth; Scouting Report & Analysis On The 4th-Rounder

FRISCO, Texas – A full breakdown of the Cowboys' second draft pick in the fourth round (No. 137 overall) Saturday:

Name: Dalton Schultz

Position: Tight End

College: Stanford 

Height/Weight: 6-5/244

The Rundown: 

A first-team All-Pac-12 selection last year as a redshirt junior, Schultz started 31 games over three seasons and finished his college career with 555 catches and 5 touchdowns. He lined up all over the field for the Cardinal, and while his pass-catching totals weren't high, he's a versatile tight end prospect who presumably can help block for Dallas' running game.

How He Fits In: 

Might depend some on whether Jason Witten decides to move on from football. Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said Friday that Witten is taking a few days to weigh his options. The most logical fit is replacing backup James Hanna, who was placed on the Reserve/Retired list last week. Schultz's blocking ability could help ease Hanna's departure. But remember, the Cowboys also like the young tight ends on the roster: Blake Jarwin, Geoff Swaim and Rico Gathers.

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  • Big time holder. Hands end up outside the frame a ton.
  • Lines up inline. Position blocker when blocks down. Works hard to finish his blocks. Can be hit and miss when blocking defensive ends.
  • Ball tends to go behind him. Stays on his feet as a blocker. Has a feel for how to hesitate for just a second then position his man.
  • Catches the ball easily in his hands.
  • Can knock him off his route.
  • Underneath routes. Makes plays on option routes. Will catch the ball in traffic.
  • Will stay in and help on pass protection.
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