Photo of Adam Gettis
52.2 ?
  • 5.00 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 31.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 112.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.99 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.65 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'2" Height
  • 33 1/8" Arm Length
  • 293LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands


Gettis started for only one year consistently at Iowa after logging just three starts prior to his senior year. He is a severely undersized, yet smart and competitive blocker who stood out this year for Iowa as the leader of the line and usually was run behind often in the Hawkeyes' run-heavy scheme. It will be much more difficult for him to overcome his size deficiencies at the next level; if he can't put on at least 10 to 15 pounds of weight, he could struggle against the league's top interior defensive lineman.



Gettis is quick off the ball and uses his initial explosion as a tactic to overcome size deficiencies. He consistently gets into his man first when pass blocking and is a good overall blocker because of it. He wins with leverage, which is often the only way to gain an advantage on bigger foes. Gettis is very polished in his hand and footwork, and understands pad and helmet placement's importance in gaining a blocking advantage. His quick feet allow him to be a very mobile and versatile blocker.


Gettis is very undersized, and this will force many teams to do a cross-examination of his play. Although he is a big-time player on film, some teams could have issues with drafting a lineman who is well under the average size in the NFL, where in 2011 the average was just over 300 pounds. Aside from size, Gettis doesn't generate much of a push off the ball into his man and relies heavily on footwork to make effective blocks.
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.