Photo of Greg Isdaner
Grade
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  • 5.52 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 24 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 27.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 92.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.96 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 5.07 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'4" Height
  • 325LBS. Weight

Overview

Not many guards leave school early to start their professional career, but Isdaner felt it was time to move on. His career at WVU took off like gangbusters, as he started immediately and earned Freshman All-American honors at left guard. He was then named first-team All-Big East in his sophomore season. Being left off the all-conference squad as a junior was more a reflection of West Virginia's inconsistent season than his play. During his three seasons in Morgantown, Isdaner proved himself to have enough athleticism and strength to eventually be an NFL starter. Had an arm span of 32 1/2 inches and a hand span of 9 3/4 inches at the combine.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Tall with adequate lower and upper body builds. Comes out of his stance with fair quickness, gets his hands active right away and is able to push his man down the line when coming off the ball. Strong angle technique, gets to his man's opposite shoulder and anchors to create a lane or will push his defender so he takes himself out of the play. Extends his arms in pass protection to keep defenders at bay. Uses one hand to help the center while watching for later blitzers if he's free. Good footwork in space; gets in front of screens and to linebackers at the second level. Negatives: Plays too tall; must prove he can anchor against stronger NFL tackles. Not dominating as a run blocker, lacking the strength to keep tackles from getting to backs as they go through the hole. Agile in space but has average straight-line speed. Did not play with his hand down much in West Virginia's offense, so his drive-blocking ability is in question. Choppy in his lateral movement at times. Leans too far into his man when run blocking; can get ripped off or lose his balance. Must work on landing his downfield cut blocks. Missed 2008 spring drills with shoulder surgery.
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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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