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 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.