Isaac Nauta
Isaac Nauta
22-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Detroit Lions
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Detroit wasn't done reloading it's tight end corps after signing Jesse James to a lucrative deal in free agency and drafting T.J. Hockenson with the No. 8 overall pick. Nauta, selected in the seventh round, becomes the third addition of the offseason and may have been a more high-profile selection if not for his underwhelming performance at the combine, where he clocked a miserable 4.91-second 40 time. That lack of speed wasn't a huge problem for the Georgia product in college, as Nauta caught 30 of 35 passes (86 percent catch rate) for 430 yards and three scores. However, there's no guarantee he makes the 53-man roster out of training camp and Nauta will have to beat out a slew of other contenders for the No. 3 job on the depth chart. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.62 million contract with the Lions in May of 2019.
Makes preseason debut
TEDetroit Lions
August 9, 2019
Nauta was targeted once but did not record a catch during Thursday's preseason opener against the Patriots.
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Nauta worked through a rehab regimen during spring workouts, but his availability for the preseason opener confirms he's healthy. While he wasn't able to bring down the only pass sent his way Thursday, Nauta made a solid block on a run play that helped spring running back Ty Johnson for a 17-yard gain. It's possible his potential as a receiver could be put more on display during the remaining preseason games.
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Detroit LionsLions 2018 TE Snap Distribution See more data like this
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How often does Isaac Nauta run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Isaac Nauta and the other tight ends for the Lions are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
277 routes   39 targets
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14 routes   1 target
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115 routes   17 targets
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Isaac Nauta's measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
244 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.91 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.43 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.45 sec
 
Vertical Jump
28.0 in
 
Bench Press
19 reps
 
Hand Length
9.38 in
 
Arm Length
31.83 in
 
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Headed for H-back role
TEDetroit Lions
Undisclosed
July 24, 2019
Nauta (undisclosed) is headed for an H-back role, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.
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Tending to injury
TEDetroit Lions
Undisclosed
June 17, 2019
Nauta (undisclosed) has been working through a rehab regimen during spring workouts, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
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Lions grab yet another TE
TEDetroit Lions
April 27, 2019
The Lions selected Nauta in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 224th overall.
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Finishes among slowest at position
TEFree Agent
March 3, 2019
Nauta ran an unofficial 4.91-second 40-yard dash at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine.
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Going pro
TEFree Agent
January 4, 2019
Nauta will forgo his senior season and enter the 2019 NFL Draft.
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