Photo of Alex Boone
Grade
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  • 5.16 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 33 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 27.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 103.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.83 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.69 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'7" Height
  • 328LBS. Weight

Overview

By no means is Boone perfect -- see game tape against speedy Florida and LSU past BCS games, or his arrest for driving under the influence in April 2006 -- but NFL teams will take into account his steady play, durability and willingness to work. He's a four-year starter who was named All-Big Ten the past two seasons. Boone may lack the athleticism to handle left tackle in the NFL, but he could enjoy a lengthy career on the right side. Had an arm span of 34 3/8 inches and a hand span of 9 7/8 inches at the combine.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Tall tackle prospect with good functional strength and long arms. ... His size and strength makes it tough to bull rush him. ... Has lined up at left and right tackle. ... Agile enough to combo down and then move straight ahead to the middle linebacker. ... Can lock onto defensive ends and keep them out of the play. ... Recognizes blitzes and twists. Negatives: May need to play right tackle in the pros, as he is more of a mauler than an athlete. ... Lumbers in space, and does not play through the whistle. ... Needs more consistency using his punch to keep pass rushers off balance. ... Does not move his feet or hands quickly enough to handle explosive speed on the edge. ... Also loses his balance when sustaining because he leans too far forward and his hands are not inside the body. ... Plays too upright in pass protection. ... Lacks great flexibility to adjust to oncoming blitzers.
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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.
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