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2016 NFL DRAFT

Dan Vitale, FB

School: Northwestern  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Wheaton, IL
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 235 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
18625-6

Player Lowdown

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Workout Results
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Lines up inline, out wide and in the backfield. Although he has marginal athleticism, Vitale accelerates well in his routes and has a second gear after the catch to create with the ball in his hands.

IN OUR VIEW: If he stays healthy and plays up to his potential as a senior, Vitale has the offensive versatility that will appeal to NFL teams as a toolsy chain-moving weapon.

--Dane Brugler (7/13/15)

Player Overview

Lining up at the appropriately named "Superback" position for the Wildcats, Vitale has a hybrid skillset that is equal parts fullback, tight end and H-back. Entering his fourth season as a starter, he finished second on the team in receiving last season with 40 receptions for 402 yards and two touchdowns and enters his senior year with 34 career starts.

Vitale's production has ascended each of the last three seasons and that trend should stay true in 2015 as he is the clear-cut top receiving option for the Northwestern offense.

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08/08/2014 - Other Northwestern prospects worth watching: FB Dan Vitale, Junior...The starting "Superback" for the Wildcats the past two seasons, Vitale is only a true junior but has already started 22 games and is plays a position that is able to show his versatility as a hybrid tight end/fullback. Whether lining up inline or in the backfield, Vitale is a reliable pass catcher with the vision and balance to do something after the catch. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
 

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