Daniel Bellinger

Daniel Bellinger

Measurements
  • Height
    6047
  • Hand
    10 1/8
  • VJ
    34.5
  • Weight
    253lbs
  • Arm
    32 1/2
  • Speed
    4.63
TE Combine Averages
  • Height
    6045
  • Hand
    9 3/4
  • VJ
    33.5
  • Weight
    250lbs
  • Arm
    33
  • Speed
    4.72
Kevin Ivers - Scout
Daniel Bellinger
  • Overall Rank
    229
  • Position Rank
    14
  • Position
    TE
  • Age
    21.8 Years
  • Team
    SAN DIEGO ST

Stats

Year Games Played Rec Yards YPC TDs Misc. Stats
2018 1 1 10 10 0
2019 11 15 201 13.4 3
2020 8 21 203 9.7 0
2021 11 31 357 11.5 2

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Adequate size. Adequate arm length. High cut with thick, muscular arms but thinner lower half. Durable player with average frame.

  • Size
    6
  • Length
    6
  • Frame/Durability
    5
Grade 5.7

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Above the line toughness with a nose for contact. Adequate instincts to position himself well in blocks. Adequate motor pushing to the second level but occasionally taking plays off on the back side.

  • Toughness
    7
  • Instincts
    6
  • Effort/Motor
    6
Grade 6.3

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Limited explosiveness with adequate speed. Shows very little ability to accelerate but can move when he gets going. Average body control and flexibility. Limited change of direction and ability to break out of cuts. Play strength is above the line as he makes good use of his upper body strength.

  • Explosiveness
    4
  • Speed
    6
  • Body Control
    5
  • Flexibility/Bend
    5
  • Change of Direction
    4
  • Play Strength
    7
Grade 5.2

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Limited route running without a diverse route tree. Mostly short routes with few cuts needed. Release is average due to low explosiveness. Ball skills are average as he has safe, reliable hands but shows limited contested catch ability and no high points or adjustments to the ball. Ball carrier ability is adequate, as most of his yards this season came after the catch due to a combination of underrated speed and intelligence. Blocking and strike are above the line as he holds the edge well and has solid technique and punch. Shows outstanding play violence and seems to love hitting defenders. Adequate reliability.

  • Route Running
    4
  • Release
    5
  • Ball Skills
    5
  • Ball-Carrier Ability
    6
  • Blocking
    7
  • Strike
    7
  • Play Temperament
    8
  • Reliability
    6
Grade 6.0

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Started 32 out of 35 games over 4 years. 2020 All-Mountain West Honorable Mention. True Y who's extremely comfortable inline. Very stout and technically sounds blocker with toughness and physicality. Versatile enough to line up in the slot as well. Limited receiving ability dampens his upside, but he will maintain value as a blocker, giving him low ceiling but high floor. Immediate backup with utility in early downs and clear blocking sets without much potential to advance beyond that level. Will need to prove some receiving ability and upside to make himself worth rostering over an addition lineman.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • AT Arizona
  • Sep - 11 - 2021
  • 3 REC, 113 YDS, 1 TD
  • iconWorst Game
  • v Utah
  • Sep - 18 - 2021
  • 1 REC, 15 YDS
Best Trait
Blocking
Pro Comparison
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