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Dalton Kincaid



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RANK: 32


23 yrs


/ lbs




Signs rookie deal

Latest Headline: Published 2023-05-14

Kincaid signed a four-year deal Saturday, Alec White of the Bills' official site reports.

The Bills surprised plenty of people when they jumped up in the first round to select Kincaid out of Utah with the 25th pick, but there's little doubt about his pass-catching ability. He's already been participating in minicamp, though it may take much of the summer to determine how the Bills plan to utilize Kincaid in conjunction with the established Dawson Knox. There's a chance that Kincaid has enough athletic ability to see work in the slot, even at times when Knox is also on the field.

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Goes to Buffalo in late first round

Latest Headline: Published 2023-04-27

The Bills selected Kincaid in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft, 25th overall.

The Bills traded up from the 27th pick to make the selection, making the former Utah and San Diego star the first tight end off the board. Dawson Knox is the presumed starting tight end for Buffalo, yet the Bills would only make this selection if they had extensive plans for Kincaid. It's reasonable to suspect that Knox will continue to handle all the inline tasks, in which case Kincaid (6-foot-4, 246 pounds) would function more like a slot receiver whenever the Bills leave two-TE. As a smaller tight end Kincaid will need to make his living running down the seam and maybe getting some boundary looks on shorter fields. Whether Kincaid can make a mainstream fantasy impact might depend on how many reps he can take from penciled-in slot wideout Khalil Shakir.

Gains full medical clearance

Latest Headline: Published 2023-04-12

Kincaid (back) received full medical clearance Wednesday via a letter sent by Dr. Robert Watkins to NFL teams, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Kincaid, one of the top-ranked tight ends in this year's rookie class, suffered a back injury late last season but has now gained full clearance ahead of late April's draft. The letter written by Dr. Watkins stats that "[Kincaid] is cleared to play football with no restrictions." The 23-year-old standout out of Utah visited Cincinnati on Wednesday and is scheduled to meet with the Patriots on Thursday, after having already visited eight NFL franchises including the Cowboys, Chiefs and Lions.

Resumes working out

Latest Headline: Published 2023-03-23

Kincaid, who is recovering from a back injury that he suffered late last season, was cleared to resume working out this past Monday, Omar Ruiz of NFL Network reports.

Though Kincaid won't work out Thursday at Utah's Pro Day, the tight end is in line to be cleared for contact on May 1. Assuming no setbacks in the meantime, the 6-foot-4, 246-pounder should be ready for action once the team that selects him in next month's NFL Draft returns to the field. Kincaid profiles as one of the top-ranked players at his position in the Class of 2023, and if he finds himself in a favorable landing spot with a path to volume, the 23-year-old could merit fantasy lineup attention as a rookie.

Recovering from back issue

Latest Headline: Published 2023-02-27

Kincaid will not participate in drills during the NFL Scouting Combine this week while he recovers from a small fracture in his back, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Kincaid reportedly suffered the injury during Utah's regular-season finale and played through the issue in the Pac-12 Championship Game. He caught nine passes for 142 yards and one score during those contests. Per Garafolo, the tight end's recovery is being overseen by a specialist, who determined Kincaid didn't need surgery and expects the prospect to be fully cleared in a couple of weeks. The projected first-round pick will still meet with teams and go through interviews during the combine process.

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