STAR TE STAYS IN STATE: TEXANS TE DALTON SCHULTZ

If you are a regular listener of the Dynasty Nerds podcast, you will know that the Nerds brass believes that the TE position is the best way to gain an advantage over the competition.

To that end, finding production at a discounted price is always great. Houston Texans tight end Dalton Schultz falls nicely into that category.

The former Dallas Cowboys star has found a new home in the Lone Star State and taken his talents across the state to Houston.

In this story, we will examine his fit in the new system and his prospects in both the short and long term. Without further ado, let us discuss Schultz.

Background Schultz came to the NFL after a relatively quiet career at the University of Stanford. He was a 4-star recruit, according to 247sports.com, where he was the TE4 in the national class.

Schultz chose Stanford over a list of some heavy hitter schools, including Notre Dame, Arizona, Arizona State, and BYU.

Despite being a heavily recruited player, coaches used him as much as a blocker as a pass-catcher during his time at Palo Alto. You can see his college stats next.

Receiving & Rushing Table RECEIVING RUSHING SCRIMMAGE YEAR SCHOOL CONF CLASS POS G REC YDS AVG TD ATT YDS AVG TD PLAYS YDS AVG TD *2015 Stanford Pac-12 SO TE 10 10 121 12.1 1 0 0 0 10 121 12.1 1

Receiving & Rushing Table RECEIVING RUSHING SCRIMMAGE YEAR SCHOOL CONF CLASS POS G REC YDS AVG TD ATT YDS AVG TD PLAYS YDS AVG TD *2016 Stanford Pac-12 JR TE 12 23 222 9.7 1 0 0 0 23 222 9.7 1

Receiving & Rushing Table RECEIVING RUSHING SCRIMMAGE YEAR SCHOOL CONF CLASS POS G REC YDS AVG TD ATT YDS AVG TD PLAYS YDS AVG TD *2017 Stanford Pac-12 SR TE 11 22 212 9.6 3 0 0 0 22 212 9.6 3

Receiving & Rushing Table RECEIVING RUSHING SCRIMMAGE YEAR SCHOOL CONF CLASS POS G REC YDS AVG TD ATT YDS AVG TD PLAYS YDS AVG TD CAREER Stanford 55 555 10.1 5 0 0 0 55 555 10.1 5

Despite his relative light usage in college, Schultz was still recognized as a quality player on the national scene.

Ahead of his senior season, he was named to the John Mackey Award Watch List, and that season garnered First-Team All-Pac-12. Clearly,

he was a complete player who was an effective blocker and a pass-catcher.

You can see some of his college highlights below youtube link . https://youtu.be/jevDpannufY

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