Adam Trautman – Tight End – Dayton
Without knowing what the compensatory picks will be and without a sixth round pick, tight end may not be the worst way to go here as the talent drops in the next two rounds quickly and steeply. Trautman is a raw, but incredibly talented player who won’t make it to the late rounds, but probably won’t make is to the first three rounds either.
The first game I watched of Trautman was against Jacksonville and immediately became intrigued, so I flipped on the Duquesne and was hooked. Trautman was recruited as a quarterback, but transitioned to tight end. For Dayton Trautman was a do-it-all guy and easily their best player on offense, maybe the entire team. Dayton felt so good about his skill, they used him at tight end, H-Back, wide out, and in-line. Trautman is raw, but is an offensive weapon that has the ability to be a game breaker with some work. His hands are good, his speed is good for a tight end, and has strength to win against coverage.
Trautman is very raw and needs to work on route running and blocking. He is a willing blocker, just is so new to tight end needs more work here than most college tight ends. If he can work on this part of his game, he has all the tools and athleticism any team would want out of a tight end in the other areas.
Other Names: Paddy Fisher, Ezra Cleveland, and Marlon Davidson. Fisher is a punishing linebacker but misses too many tackles going for the big hit. Cleveland is an offensive tackle with great reach, but is wildly inconsistent. Davidson is a defensive end who has power, but little to no bend and might be better on the inside.