David Paulson Scouting Report Tight End Oregon Ducks

 

David Paulson TE Oregon Ducks (picture source davidsizer.com)

This is our David Paulson Scouting Report. Paulson is a talented Tight End is underutilized in the Oregon Ducks offense because of all the explosive weapons they have. For all of our other scouting reports check out our scouting report page.

Measurables:

6’3 246 pounds, 32 3/4 inch long arms, 10 1/8 inch hands

4.93 forty yard dash, 21 bench press reps, 32 inch vertical jump, 111 inch broad jump, 7.18 3 cone drill, 4.40 20 yard shuttle, 11.90 6o yard shuttle

Combine numbers to be posted when they become available, but according to his official Oregon Ducks bio page some of his measurables are: vertical leap (28.5 inches), fly 30 (3.09
seconds), shuttle (4.21 seconds) and “L” run (7.27)

Stats

 
G Rec. Yards Avg. TD Rec./G Yards/G
13 30 428 14.27 6 2.3 32.9

2010:

Receiving
G Rec. Yards Avg. TD Rec./G Yards/G
13 24 418 17.42 4 1.8 32.2

Pros:

Decent height and decent size for these new hybrid breed  pass catching tight ends in the N.F.L….good hands…mirrors the defender well int he run game…catches the ball well in traffic…despite his less than stellar athleticism does a good job once the ball is in his hands…could be used as a Hback kind of tight end…high effort player

Cons:

Doesn’t have dynamic speed..needs to improve strength to become a good blocker in the N.F.L….Does not have great agility to beat one on one coverage…Wears some really ugly uniforms at times


Round projection:

6th round

Thoughts

Paulson isn’t the greatest athlete in the world, but he’s a willing blocker and he just seems to have a knack to make some clutch plays. Paulson isn’t supremely dynamic and compared to the other athletes on Oregon looks like he’s almost in slow motion, but he’s a decent athlete. I don’t know if he’s a a sure thing as a #1 TE, but he’s got a chance to develop into a Tight End, but is probably ideally suited as a #2 Tight end

NFLmocks preseason bio:

Oregon has a great pedigree of sending TEs to the NFL. Paulson has been one of the most key players at Oregon the last couple of years. He doesn’t pull in a ton of catches, but when he does, it’s that 3rd and long conversion. He has knack for making his receptions either first downs or touchdowns. He’s one of the better receivers I’ve seen while in traffic. He’s rated as one of the best TEs in the draft (I’ve seen between 2nd and 4th best TE in the draft).

Big play tight end prospect could really emerge as a top tier guy this year. In 2011, the tight end crop was weak, so hopefully Paulson can lead a group in 2012 that will be one of the stronger areas of the draft. Every team needs a guy who can make a clutch reception on third down, and this guy could be the man for the job.


Bio:

2011 — Led all
tight ends and long snappers in vertical leap (28.5 inches), fly 30 (3.09
seconds), shuttle (4.21 seconds) and “L” run (7.27) during winter conditioning …
led the White Team with four catches for 42 yards in the spring game.

2010 —
Honorable mention All-America selection by SI.com … First-team all-Pac-10
according to the conference coaches and Scout.com, and a second-team choice by
Phil Steele … Pac-10 all-Academic first team … One of just four conference
players to be named first-team all-Pac-10 and all-Academic … Third on the team
in receiving yards with 418 and second among receivers/tight ends with four
touchdowns … Led all players who made at least 13 catches, averaging 17.4 yards
per reception … Started every game at tight end and logged the second-most plays
on the team … Caught three passes for 48 yards in the BCS National Championship
Game vs. Auburn … Three catches for a team-high 48 yards, including a 38-yard
touchdown in win vs. Arizona … Three catches for 41 yards vs. Washington … Lone
reception went for eight yards at USC … Equaled career high with four catches
for 62 yards and a touchdown vs. UCLA, earning national tight end performer of
the week from the College Football Performance Awards … 19-yard grab in win at
Washington State and a 13-yard catch vs. Stanford … Career-long 61-yard
reception among his two catches for a team-high 76 yards at Arizona State …
Caught a touchdown for the second straight game and had four receptions and 61
yards in win at Tennessee … Made two grabs for 42 yards, including the first
touchdown of his career on a 30-yard reception vs. New Mexico … Shared honors as
team’s fastest tight end during winter workouts, recording an electronic time of
4.89 in the 40-yard dash … Was position’s co-leader with a 297-lb. clean, in
addition to leading all tight ends with a 28.5-inch vertical leap.

Video:

Hopefully some scouting clips come out on youtube, if they do I’ll embed them here.

madmike1951 on youtube

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