2023 mock NFL Draft 2.0: Fallout from free agency wave and NFL Combine

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Dalton Kincaid, Utah Utes
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843. . Tight End. Utes . Dalton Kincaid. 26. player

On the clock: NFL Draft Pick No. 26: Dallas Cowboys – Dalton Kincaid, Tight End, Utah

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Tight end has been a position that’s been a bit lacking in recent drafts, but that changes this year. Teams seeking a tight end are spoilt for choice and the Dallas Cowboys are one such team.

Michael Mayer has been the longtime favorite to be the first tight end off the board but that’s now firmly in debate. The Cowboys met with him as they look for a replacement for Dalton Schultz. Kincaid hasn’t worked out as he’s been injured and only recently became cleared, but he’s a receiving threat for the next level.

Kincaid had 70 receptions for 890 yards and eight touchdowns for the Utah Utes in 2022. He’s a proven weapon who ticks all the boxes when it comes to his speed, hands and route running. While true receiving threats have been rare coming into the draft in recent seasons, Kincaid looks set to break that trend.

Kincaid is a good size at 6-foot-4 and 246 pounds, but despite being a willing blocker he is a bit of a liability when it comes to blocking and shouldn’t be relied on in that area. However if he can add some strength in a NFL weight programme, he could develop into a blocking threat as well as a receiving one.