George Kittle NFL Draft Profile
Size: 6’4 247lbs
- Solid in blocking game
- Soft hands
- Plays with leverage
- Physical runner after catch
- Decent vertical speed
Analysis: If you were to see George Kittle on the street, I’m not sure you would think, future NFL tight end—but he will be. Kittle played in a pro-style attack and approaches blocking like an offensive lineman. Comes off the ball with good pad level and strikes with leverage and hands inside opponent’s frame. Blocks with good technique and has footwork to get to reach blocks and combos. Hands are confident and sure with just one drop against 48 catches. Able to make sudden body adjustments to poorly thrown balls. Flashes vertical speed to become a seam worker. Physical runner after the catch with more wiggle than you would expect.
- Route running
- Lacks separation
- Balance issues while blocking
Analysis: George Kittle’s biggest weakness is his route running hands down. His patterns are inconsistent and he rarely tilts defenders at the top of his routes. Could generate better separation with improved route leverage. Route breaks can be too easy to decipher. Plays fast but seems to be missing separation burst coming out of his breaks. Allows defenders a pathway to the throw rather than sealing them out of the passing lane. Has tendency to keep weight too far forward as run blocker creating opportunity for defender to pull him off-balance.
NFL Comparison: Dwayne Allen
Draft Projection: Round 5https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/george-kittle-nfl-draft-profile/https://i2.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/usatsi_8894584.jpg?fit=1024%2C682&ssl=1https://i2.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/usatsi_8894584.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1Big TenNFLNFL DraftRecent PostsGeorge Kittle,Iowa Hawkeyes,NFL,NFL DraftGeorge Kittle-TE-Iowa Size: 6'4 247lbs Strengths: Solid in blocking game Soft hands Plays with leverage Physical runner after catch Decent vertical speed Analysis: If you were to see George Kittle on the street, I'm not sure you...Dan SchalkDan Schalkmyfantasysportstalk@gmail.comAdministratorDan Schalk is a sports enthusiast with degrees in Sports Coaching and Sports Management. He founded MyFantasySportsTalk in July of 2014 to bring a new platform to the sports media industry and allow various sports fans across the country have their voices be heard. Hailing from Buffalo, NY the land of the real chicken wing, you can stay up-to-date with Dan on Twitter @ffsportstalk You can also check some of Dan's work at Fantasypros.com, as he covers the Houston Astros as a team correspondent.MyFantasySportsTalk