Photo of Daniel Ziemba
Grade
6.05 ?
  • 5.60 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 20 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 29.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 95.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.74 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.65 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'6" Height
  • 34" Arm Length
  • 317LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

Ziemba, fresh off a BCS National Championship with Auburn, has a chance to become a solid starting right tackle at the next level. Has a ton of starts on his resume including many against top competition. He possesses excellent size and good mobility for a big man. Despite all his starting experience, he could still benefit from tightening up his technique as both a pass and run blocker. Flashes the foot speed and quickness the teams covet but still needs to do a better job protecting the quarterback and blocking out in space. Ziemba's a talented, battled-tested prospect who should be selected in the third round-range.

Analysis

Strengths

Ziemba is one of the most experienced players, regardless of position, in the 2011 draft, having made over 50 starts. Extremely durable during college career. Possesses great size. Flashes good foot quickness in pass protection and outstanding strength in the running game. Has solid recognition skills.

Weaknesses

Technique in pass protection and run blocking still needs work. Can be beaten by the bull rush when he doesn't sink his hips and has trouble at times dealing with speed rushers. Needs to take better angles when getting to the second level and do a more consistent job of blocking in space.
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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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