Photo of Eugene Monroe
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  • 5.23 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 23 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 28.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 110.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.86 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.78 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'5" Height
  • 309LBS. Weight

Overview

Once one of the top high school offensive line recruits in the country, Monroe progressed from a part-time starter as a sophomore to becoming the primary reason Virginia was comfortable in keeping 2008 first-round pick Branden Albert inside at left guard -- as opposed to left tackle -- where Albert started 15 games as a rookie for the Kansas City Chiefs. Despite Albert's obvious tools, Al Groh was wise to keep Monroe on the outside if his play as a senior was any indication. Named an All-American and the recipient of the Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the best blocker in the ACC, Monroe looks the part of a top-10 prospect. NFL offensive coordinators and quarterbacks would love to have his length and strength in pass protection. Had an arm span of 33 7/8 inches and a hand span of 11 1/8 inches at the combine.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Prototypical left tackle build -- good height, long arms and a thick lower body. ... Good feet, and keeps them moving in pass protection to mirror his man. ... Rarely gets beat, handling bull rushes as well as most inside and outside moves with ease. ... Keeps his balance very well. ... Blocks down inside often to take defensive tackles out of the play. ... Able to neutralize linebackers at the second level. ... Shifts to tight end on some strong-side run plays in order to use his strength and athleticism. ... Blocks through the whistle, often blocking two or three jerseys on one play when on the move. Negatives: A bit bigger in the middle than you'd like. ... Tends to catch ends as they rush in instead of using his punch to keep them off balance. ... Must improve his awareness of inside blitzers or late rushers when plays break down. ... Could get to second level or moving targets a little more quickly and sustain blocks better in the open field.
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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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