DFW 2017 ROOKIE PROFILE: WR Travin Dural


Travin Dural – senior / 6’2″ / 203 – LSU

  • Perfect medium sized WR that can play the X, Y and in slot
  • He plays fast but displays patience when needed
  • Solid vision after the catch and he always seem to find a cutback lane to gain extra yards
  • Excellent field awareness, knows where the weakness in the coverage is and he will find that extra gear to beat his man
  • Sells play exceptionally well, very hard to tell post-snap if its a run or a pass play bases on his first couple of steps
  • Almost always takes his guy out of the play if he is not the intended target
  • His willingness to stick on blocks is going to draw Laquon Treadwell comparisons
  • Profiles as a very solid possession WR could also be that 3rd or 4th WR/deep threat early on if needed
  • With his blocking prowess he is a moveable chess in any scheme
  • His solid leg charge helps him measure up to and over the averages off a wideout’s skill set
  • Very good hands and he has an acute sense of ball control at the catch point (even while jumping and coming down with the ball)
  • He added 30 pounds (likely all muscle) to his frame at LSU
  • After seven receptions as a freshman he was an absolute spark plug a sophomore in 2014 with a YPC 20.5
  • His lack of collegiate production is valid concern
  • Another WR with similar college stats was Lavernues Coles, who went on to catch 674 balls in 153 NFL games after just 62 collegiate receptions
  • Playing alongside the flashier Malachi Dupre and the lack QB competence at LSU certainly did not help Dural standout
  • Also his 28 receptions in 2016 ranked second on the team behind Dupre’s 41
  • Compares to Terrence Williams and Kenny Stills
  • Not an “off the charts athlete” but he is not drastically lacking in any areas
  • Was forced to redshirt as freshman after suffering a season-ending knee injury
  • Ranked as the #49 WR in the nation coming of high school and as the #8 prospect in the state of Louisiana
  • Also recruited by Alabama, LA Tech and TCU with the Crimson Tide showing the most interest
  • COMBINE UPDATE: TBD
  • NFL DRAFT SELECTION: TBD
  • DYNASTY ROOKIE: 4.01-undrafted, team situation will define things more clearly.
  • 2017 OUTLOOK: TBD