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Grade
5.4 ?
  • 5.48 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 22 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 28.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 103.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.81 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.86 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'6" Height
  • 34" Arm Length
  • 315LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Overview

Started in each of the 42 games played at Stanford. Two-time first-team All-Pac-12 pick (2012-13). 2013: First-team All-American selection after starting 13 games at left guard. Helped Stanford rush for school-record 2,904 yards. 2012: Second-team All-American selection after starting all 14 games at left tackle. Played four of five offensive line positions, as well as tight end and wing. Allowed just one sack. Replaced Jonathan Martin at left tackle. Helped Stepfan Taylor rush for 1,530 yards (the second most in school history). 2011: Honorable mention All-Pac-12 pick after starting 13 games at left guard. Helped protect Andrew Luck while he threw for Stanford-record 37 touchdowns. 2010: Played in two games before suffering a season-ending injury.

Analysis

Strengths

Very good size -- has sheer mass to lean, wall off or cover up defenders. Solid base in pass protection -- gets his hands on rushers, anchors and slides to fan pressure. Effective short puller. Durable three-year starter. Has played guard and tackle. Smart and dependable. Team captain.

Weaknesses

Average hip snap -- does not roll off the ball and overpower defenders. Stiff, lumbering movement. Needs to improve contact balance, particularly on the move -- tends to get out over his skis and slip off blocks. Could struggle to corral quicker interior defenders -- lacks ideal athleticism, lateral suddenness and recovery ability.

Bottom Line

Big, physical, smart, serviceable offensive guard who will not score many style points, but generally gets the job done. Has starter-caliber ability and fits best in a power scheme that takes advantage of his size and pulling ability.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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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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