Photo of John Urschel
5.55 ?
  • 5.31 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 30 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 29.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 102.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.55 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.47 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 313LBS. Weight
  • 10 3/8" Hands


Started 23 of 37 games played. Was the winner of the William V. Campbell Trophy as the nation's premier college football scholar athlete. Graduated with a 4.0 in mathematics in 2012 and a master's in math in 2013 (also a 4.0). Had a paper published, "Instabilities of the Sun-Jupiter-Asteroid Three Body Problem", in the journal "Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy". Was a two-time first-team All-Big Ten honoree and was a third-team AP All-American in 2013. 2013: Started 11 games and was a first-team All-Big Ten selection. 2012: Started all 12 games at right guard and was a first-team All-Big Ten selection. 2011: Played in 11 games, and helped lead Big Ten in fewest sacks allowed (14 in 13 games). 2010: Played in three games. 2009: Redshirted. High school: Played defensive tackle.



Highly intelligent -- will be successful with or without football. Engages quickly. Good leverage, balance and body control. Works his feet and hips to position and seal. Can pull and trap and work up to the second level very quickly. Protects with awareness. Shuffles, slides and mirrors. Three-year starter. Team captain. Sparkling intangibles. Well-versed in a pro-style offense having played for newly minted Texans coach Bill O'Brien.


Lacks ideal size and plays short-armed. Functional strength is just adequate -- gets pushed back. Is not explosive or powerful. Lets defenders cross his face and struggles to reach. Athletic ability is average.

Draft Projection

Rounds 3-4

Bottom Line

Underpowered, quick-footed, scrappy, zone blocker with the smarts, movement skill and competitive zeal to emerge as a very efficient pro. Displays the quickness highly desired at the pivot and might prove to be best at center.
-Nolan Nawrocki
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.