Luke Schoonmaker NFL Draft

Luke Schoonmaker

  • TE Michigan
  • Senior
  • #249
  • 6'5"
  • 250lbs
  • Prospect
  • Big Ten

Prospect Summary

Luke Schoonmaker 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report


  • Consensus three-star recruit
  • Two-sport athlete (football and baseball)
  • He was a pitcher and first baseman in high school


  • Scheme tendencies: Fast-paced, up-tempo with elements of a spread offense
  • 2022 projected role: Backup TE

Pros: The first noticeable thing was his desire to seek out his target in the run game. Luke Schoonmaker is a reliable blocker from in-line and the slot. He’s able to crack down and seal ‘backers on outside runs. His willingness to block opens up delay or leak opportunities in the passing game. He locates and settles into the soft spots in zone coverage, making himself available for the quarterback. When given the opportunity, he has shown to be a sure-handed option downfield. He presents a big and tall target working the seams of the defense. I like the toughness he displays at the catch point—he handles contact well during the catch process. In his limited reps, he tracks the ball well in flight. 

Cons: Luke Schoonmaker lacks sustainability as a blocker. After the initial set point, he does not show the lower-body strength to anchor at the point of attack. Lowering his pad level and activating his hands quicker can improve this issue. Schoonmaker telegraphs his breaks on out and in-breaking routes. His breaks are not crisp, they’re segmented. This provides defenders an extra second to break on the ball. He would benefit from a stronger and consistent vertical push to sell take-offs and give him free space underneath to break into.

Luke Schoonmaker NFL Draft Scouting Report by Damian Parson