Dalton Kincaid 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- Played just one season of high school football.
- Also played basketball in high school.
- Spent 2018-19 at the University of San Diego before transferring to Utah.
- Scheme tendencies: 12-personnel; blended run scheme and vertical passing offense
- 2022 projected role: Starting TE
Pros: Dalton Kincaid has a highly intriguing pass-catching skill set where his athleticism, route-running, hands, and ball skills all appear to be strong suits. Kincaid is a fluid route-runner that is snappy through his breaks. He’s been tasked with a fairly expansive route tree and he threatens all levels of the field. While Kincaid impresses with his ability to get in and out of breaks and work the entire field, it’s his proficiency at the catch point that draws the most appeal for what he offers in the passing game. Kincaid is a sure-handed receiver that is natural when securing the football and frequently plucks it with extension with ease. He features outstanding body control and concentration at the catch point, routinely winning through contact and putting himself in leveraged situations to win when he’s contested. Kincaid is a willing blocker with good temperament that finds most of his success as a blocker in pass protection and when working in space to seal linebackers and defensive backs. Given his relative newness to football, his trajectory is quite impressive.
Cons: For all the promise that Dalton Kincaid showcases as a receiving threat, I still believe there is technical growth needed for him to maximize his route-running potential. I want to see him become more deceptive with how he sets up his breaks through his stem and clean up his tendency to lean toward his break, which invites defenders to close. While Utah frequently tasks Kincaid with in-line blocking duties, he lacks mass and functional strength to find consistency in the run game and opponents have no issues powering through him. Kincaid is competitive with the ball in his hands but he doesn’t showcase top-tier acceleration and elusive traits to make defenders miss and be a dangerous threat after the catch.
Dalton Kincaid NFL Draft Scouting Report by Joe Marino