Dallas will be 22 years old on Draft Day 2018. A two-time honorable mention All-State football player and a three-time All-Conference pick in both football and basketball at Britton-Hecla High School (SD), he walked on at SDSU as a 210lb athlete. After redshirting in 2013 and contributing as a regular in 2014, he is now a three-year starter and has accumulated 128 receptions for 1920 yards (15.0avg) and 14 touchdowns. In 2016, he hauled in 92 passes for a 14.1-yard average and 11 scores, while being named first team All-Missouri Valley Conference and becoming a consensus FCS All-American. Scheduled to graduate in December, he is majoring in operations management.
Dallas is a versatile tight end for the Jackrabbits who is utilized as a Y, H and detached receiver. He has a thick, proportioned lower body with long arms and big hands. He does enough as an in-line blocker, but has easy hands and can really snatch the football. Selected as a team captain, he is a capable route runner and knows how to make the contested catch in traffic. Uses his size advantage well to shield off defenders and can slide low or reach high for the football. Dallas is fluid as a runner down the seam and has enough speed to threaten the middle-of-the-field. As a blocker, against his current competition, he will engage and get in the way at the point-of-attack. A capable puller as an H-back, he should be able to add more girth to his upper body and bring more intensity to this aspect of his game. Overall, Dallas has some Jason Witten-like mannerisms in his route techniques and he catches the ball extremely well. He is likely to get on the field as a rookie in a #2 tight end role and should emerge as a full-scale starter in the future.
WHAT NFL SCOUTS WANT TO SEE IN 2017: For Dallas to be more energized as a blocker in the run game and to continue dominating his competition when the football is in the air.
-- Phil Savage, Executive Director Reese's Senior Bowl
2016 - North Dakota State, Villanova, Southern Illinois
Live Practice Exposure: Wednesday, August 9