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2020 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Dayton TE Adam Trautman

From now until the 2020 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a player you would like us to analyze, let us know in the comments below.

#84/Adam Trautman/TE/Dayton/6’5”, 251 Lbs

The Good

-Tall, well-proportioned frame and carries it well; smooth athlete
-Versatile TE that lined up all over formation at Dayton
-Consistent, clean releases off the ball when lined up in-line; rarely knocked off his route early on
-Huge catch radius that allowed him to dominate the competition
-Knows how to work himself open and show his numbers against a variety of coverages
-Possesses impressive explosion and speed at the top of his routes, allowing him to create easy, consistent separation

The Bad

-Struggles with pad level as a blocker and is still trying to find leg drive and strength in-line
-Strike point is a mess on the move, which causes lack of power; needs to develop proper technique when asked to pull or down-block
-Limited route tree for the position; lots of seam/verticals, shallow crosses, delayed leak, etc.