2023 NFL Draft Profile: WR Nathaniel “Tank” Dell

2023 NFL Draft Profile: WR Nathaniel “Tank” Dell

Nathaniel “Tank” Dell, WR

Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Weight: 163 lbs.
Class: Seniors
School: Houston
Arm Length: 30⅛”
Wingspan: 72 ¾”
Hand circumference: 10″

A former three-star freshman from Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Florida. Dell was the 19th ranked WR and the 44th Florida rookie in the 2020 cycle, according to 247 Sports. ESPN had Dell as a five-star recruit. Dell’s story began before the 2020 recruiting round when he was on the transfer portal.

Dell originally attended Alabama A&M in 2018 after committing to Florida International University. He played four games with Alabama A&M before going redshirt. He never attended FIU, but opted to move from Alabama A&M to Independence Community College for the 2019 season before moving to Houston for his final three years of college football.


Dell caught 108 of quarterback Clayton Tune’s 152 passes for 1,399 yards with 17 touchdowns in 2022. He led the NCAA in receiving yards and touchdowns. Dell was the most explosive and reliable weapon in Houston’s spread attack. He finished his college career with an impressive 347 targets, 234 catches, 3,354 yards and 34 touchdowns.

Dell was team captain in 2022 and won first-team All-AAC in 2021 and 2022. The AP had Dell as a third-team All-American. Sporting News, Walter Camp, Pro Football Focus and the AFC had Dell as their second-team All-American. He was also a semi-finalist for the Biletnikoff Prize. Made an immediate impression in first practice at Reese’s Senior Bowl 2023.


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