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Grade
5.95 ?
  • 5.51 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 30 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 29.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 108.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 8.25 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.78 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 33 3/4" Arm Length
  • 336LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

Started in all 52 games played. 2013: Became first offensive lineman to ever win Conerly Trophy, given to the top college player in Mississippi. First-team All-SEC selection after starting all 13 games at left guard. 2012: Second-team All-SEC selection after starting all 13 games at left guard. 2011: Started all 13 games at left guard. 2010: Freshman All-SEC pick after starting all 13 games at left guard. 2009: Redshirted.

Analysis

Strengths

Excellent size with long arms and a thick lower body. Fundamentally sound with advanced technique. Quick out of his stance. Good anchor. Strong, efficient punch (can pop and recoil). Keeps his hands inside and controls defenders. Mirrors in pass protection. Walls off running lanes. Understands positioning and angles. Athletic enough to short pull effectively -- nice balance and body control for a big man. Good eyes, awareness and reactions. Smart and tough. Durable four-year starter and two-time captain. Professional makeup.

Weaknesses

Lacks explosive power to shock defenders. Does not blow defenders off the ball in the run game. Average overall athletic ability and lateral agility. Is unsudden and lacks elite recovery quickness. Occasionally fails to dig his heels in and gives ground vs. strong bull rushes. Stressed to cut off fast-flowing linebackers.

Bottom Line

Big, thickly built, relatively polished blocker who brings a steadying presence to the interior offensive line. Dependability and effectiveness blocking for pass and run combined with sterling intangibles, including football intelligence, make him capable of starting as a rookie and holding down a position for years to come.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
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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