South Dakota State football’s Tucker Kraft declares for the NFL Draft

Tucker Kraft made it official on Monday, announcing via social media that he will enter the 2023 NFL Draft instead of returning to South Dakota State. Officially a junior, Kraft could have had two more years after this one, with the extra year granted to players due to the COVID-19 impacted 2020 season.

But the 6-foot-5, 255-pound Kraft established himself as one of the top tight ends in all of college football last year, catching 65 passes for 780 yards, and despite missing most of this year’s regular season with a foot injury, the Timber Lake native has been impressive enough since returning that it’s clear he’s capable of being the same player he was before the injury. He’s been projected as a top 50 pick, which made Monday’s announcement unsurprising.

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