40 time: 4.66
Overview: After arriving to the UCLA program at only 210 pounds, Dulcich has undergone quite a transition to bulk up to almost 250 pounds. He saw early action as a receiver and special teams contributor in 2018 and 2019, but the 2020 season allowed him a chance to finally take over as a major piece of the Bruins offense. Dulcich earned his way into the sightlines of teams with his performance in 2021, starting every game while earning first team all-PAC-12 and being named a semifinalist for the John Mackey Award. He might lack the polish of a top 50 pick, but his moldable abilities will have coaches and scouts intrigued.
Strengths: Smooth moving athlete with the versatility to work in a variety of spots. Long strider who eats up yardage after the catch. Pops out of his stance with notable burst and explosiveness. Quick to sit down in zone coverage cushions and make himself a bigger target. Destructive target over the middle of the field. Overwhelming for linebackers when they have to turn and run with him vertically. Won't slack off and quit on reps in the run game, and he cares about his blocking output. Trustworthy hand-eye coordination. Uses his size well to create after the catch. Slippery enough laterally to get by press and create openings with finesse.
Weaknesses: Slender frame and mediocre play strength is going to lead to problems when tasked with handling NFL defensive ends. Lets his hands get too far over his feet as a run blocker and throws off his balance as a result. Ability to brace for contact and seal the backside is going to get tested a lot more as a pro. Ducks his head too regularly. Still learning how to tie his technique into his routes to create easier breaks.
Pro Comp: Dawson Knox, Bills - Dulcich is a bit more brittle in the run game, but his natural hands, easy acceleration along the route path, and overall value as a passing target will make him a starter in the league. He'll have the versatility to play in-line, in the slot, and as an H-back as well.