TE David Paulson, Oregon

TE David Paulson - Steelers 7th Round Pick

 

With their second of four seventh round picks, the Steelers selected TE David Paulson from the Oregon Ducks.  6’3″ 245 lbs.

Overview

Paulson has been a reliable pass-catching tight end for Oregon. He struggles to get open, but he makes plays when the ball is thrown. He has been a consistent and durable starter who has always been capable of keeping the chains moving within the offense. He can make the spectacular catch and has sixth-round talent.

Analysis

Strengths

Paulson is athletic, although he doesn’t look the part. He is quick to get into his route and understands to how to play to his strengths. He knows how to lean on linebackers or throw a last-second jab at them to get space. He is decent as a blocker to wall off his defender, something he was asked to do a lot in Oregon’s offense.

Weaknesses

Paulson will find it difficult to get open at the next level going up against more athletic linebackers. He is a slow mover who struggles to change direction quickly, which could be dangerous as it will allow linebackers and safeties to recover or undercut his routes.
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