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Grade
5.65 ?
  • 5.34 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 22 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 29.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 103.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.42 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.56 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'6" Height
  • 35" Arm Length
  • 311LBS. Weight
  • 9 7/8" Hands

Overview

Started in all 49 games played, setting a Tennessee record for career starts for an offensive lineman. 2013: Started all 12 games at right tackle. 2012: Started all 12 games at right tackle. 2011: Started all 12 games at right tackle. 2010: Started all 13 games at right tackle and was named to the Freshman All-SEC team.

Analysis

Strengths

Outstanding size, girth and overall body mass. Good hand placement. Can steer and control blockers once he gets his hands on them. Very patient pass protector. Matches up very well vs. size and power (see Alabama). Battle-tested, experienced four-year starter in the SEC. Outstanding personal and football character. Very smart, mature and highly respected.

Weaknesses

Raw footwork. Has a lot of heaviness in body and can improve sustain. Lumbers to the second level and struggles to cut off and adjust to moving targets. Does not roll off the ball with power and generate strength or movement in the run game.

Bottom Line

Big, strong, heavy pass protector with good balance, anchor strength and hand use to handle power and speed. Does not affect the run game the same way and almost appears more destined for the left side in the pros. Has instant-starter potential.
-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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