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Nathaniel Dell

#5 WR,


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110 FPTS

RANK: 91


23 yrs


5'10'' / 165 lbs




Impresses in first action

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-10

Dell caught five of eight targets for 65 yards and a touchdown in Thursday night's 20-9 win over the Patriots in the preseason opener.

Dell's performance was highlighted by a juggling six-yard touchdown reception along the sideline to end the first half. The local third-round pick has drawn praise during camp and had a long gain of 24 yards Thursday, ultimately leading the Texans in all major receiving categories. For good measure, Dell also returned a punt for 13 yards. In a relatively fluid receiving corps behind Nico Collins and Robert Woods, Dell will strive to keep his momentum going in Houston's second preseason game versus Miami next Saturday.

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Praised by coach

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-07-31

Houston head coach DeMeco Ryans described Dell as "quarterback-friendly," Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site reports.

Dell, the former Houston Cougar, made a nice catch in front of fans, who erupted in cheers. Ryans called out Dell's ability to get open and route-running ability. Both Dell and fellow draftee Xavier Hutchinson have impressed early in camp and are in the mix for the final spots at wide receiver.

Stays in H-Town

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-04-28

The Texans selected Dell in the third round of the 2023 NFL Draft, 69th overall.

Dell won't have to go far to meet up with his new team as the former Houston Cougar gets to stay in the area. A polarizing prospect, Dell was a dominant producer in college (32 receiving TDs) but his nickname of "Tank" is a bit of a misnomer; he's perilously slight at 5-foot-8 and 165 pounds. To be that small, standout athleticism is a necessity and Dell didn't show that at the combine with a 4.49-second 40-yard dash and a 121-inch broad jump. Houston doesn't have much settled in its receiving corps so there's a chance Dell finds his way onto the field, but his margin for error at the next level is small.

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