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60-Second Read by Andrew Teuscher

If you like an underdog story, Tucker Kraft is your man. Kraft is a TE out of South Dakota State. He was born and raised in the Mount Rushmore State. He’s from the town of Timber Lake, South Dakota which has a population of 500. At Timber Lake High School, the young Tucker Kraft played running back, middle linebacker, and punter. NOT tight end. Once Kraft suited up as a Jackrabbit at SDSU he established himself as one of the most exciting and athletic tight ends in this 2023 NFL Draft.

"He’ll prove himself as a highly effective target in the passing game, and if he runs with the same confidence he had in college, we’ll see him develop into an every down role in the NFL in no time."

— Jacob Rhodes —

    Kraft missed a chunk of this Senior season but his Junior season was enough to get me excited. He caught 65 passes for 773 yards and 6 TDs. This included multiple 100+ yard performances. In his Junior season, Kraft finished with a 21.2% Dominator Rating which would be a solid number for a WR. The best thing about Kraft is that is a large, athletic human who can impose his will on the defense. Kraft played against lesser competition at SDSU, but his film is full of plays where the defense was far outmatched. He’s also a solid blocker, which doesn’t score fantasy points but will help him find his way onto the field.


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    Kraft checks nearly all of the boxes I want to see in a TE profile. He has size, speed, production, and he should get draft solid draft capital. Kraft’s profile is nearly as complete as other TE prospects that will go in the late first to the early second round of Dynasty Rookie Mock Drafts. If the former Jackrabbit can find himself in a solid landing spot he could force himself into being talked about in the same conversations as Dalton Kincaid and Michael Mayer. Some mock drafts have Kraft sneaking into the early second round of the NFL draft. Kraft has the athleticism and YAC ability to eventually one day shine as a solid fantasy option. All of this and he may go in the 3rd or 4th round of your rookie draft.

    Andrew Teuscher is a Fantasy Guides' contributor. He writes a ton of articles on our website and content for our Instagram as well as part of our fantasy football rankings. He's a die-hard Colts fan who dreams of brighter days in Indy.

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