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
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.
- 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.