Adam Trautman

Dayton
TE17

Prospect Info

College
Dayton
Hometown
Class
MI
r-Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 5"
255 lbs
32 5/8”
Hands
9 1/2”

Prospect Grade

6.20
Good backup who could become starter
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
4.8
Seconds
 
Bench Press
18
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
34.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
114.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
6.78
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.27
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

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Trautman was on NFL scouts' radar heading into the 2019 season and his senior-year production did little to quiet the hype. He was a first-team Associated Press FCS All-American and the Pioneer League Offensive Player of the Year after recording 70 receptions for 916 yards (13.1 per) and 14 touchdowns (ranked fifth in the FCS) in 11 starts. He was a high school quarterback in Michigan and won Dayton's Scout Team Offensive Player of the Year during his redshirt season in 2015. He became an offensive weapon in his first year on the field, lining up at tight end, in the slot, and as a Wildcat QB in 11 games (seven starts, 24 receptions, 238 yards, 9.9 average, three touchdowns). In each of the next two seasons, Trautman led the Flyers in receiving and was named second-team all-conference (43 receptions, 537 yards, 12.5 average, five touchdowns in 2017; 41 receptions, 604 yards, 14.7 average, nine touchdowns in 2018). His brother, Alex, plays linebacker at Dayton.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Overview
Right now, Trautman is a big, pass-catching tight end who needs to prove he can transition from his level of competition and handle bigger, more physical coverage dogging him around the field. He has a solid athletic profile, but his technique as a blocker will need to be upgraded as teams will likely expect him to play in-line due to his size. He's a talented pass-catcher with Day 3 potential, and good upside to work with.
Strengths
  • Heavily targeted and highly productive
  • Presents big target for his quarterback
  • Gets to top speed quickly for a big tight end
  • Frame and demeanor to fight through draping coverage
  • Stems defenders out of his route breaks and accelerates out of breaks
  • Uses body positioning to create late catch space
  • Toughness to consistently catch through contact
  • Ball adjustments come naturally to him
  • Former hooper with timing to win high-point catches
Weaknesses
  • benefited from physical mismatches against his competition level
  • Allowed to run wild with loads of free releases
  • Step counter who ran limited route tree
  • Nothing special after the catch
  • Gears down motor once initial route bears no fruit
  • Awkward three-point impedes power potential firing into contact
  • Initial movements as run blocker out of stance are manic
  • Will need to correct hand placement at the point of attack
GRADE
8.0
The perfect prospect
7.3-7.5
Perennial All-Pro
7.0-7.1
Pro Bowl talent
6.7-6.8
Year 1 quality starter
6.5
Boom or bust prospect
6.3-6.4
Will be starter within first two seasons
6.1-6.2
Good backup who could become starter
6.0
Developmental traits-based prospect
5.8-5.9
Backup/special-teamer
5.5-5.6
Chance to make end of roster or practice squad
5.4
Priority free agent
5.0-5.1
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league