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Grade
5.28 ?
  • 4.89 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 28.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 111.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.55 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.40 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 12.19 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 31 3/4" Arm Length
  • 238LBS. Weight
  • 9" Hands

Overview

2013: Honorable mention All-Big Ten selection. Started in 12 games and had 551 receiving yards. 2012: First-team All-Big Ten pick after playing in all 14 games and making nine starts. 2011: Honorable mention All-Big Ten pick and was a Mackey Award semifinalist (given to nation's top tight end). Had a career-high eight touchdown receptions. 2010: Played in all 13 games and made four starts. 2009: Redshirted. High school: Played for a team that won two Division 5 state championships.

Analysis

Strengths

Used inline, in motion, in the backfield and as lead blocker. Gets off the line cleanly (smoother than sudden). Does the dirty work and is willing to mix it up inside -- displays leverage, knee bend and competitiveness. Effective move blocker. Good personal and football character.

Weaknesses

Has short arms and small hands. Lacks ideal bulk strength. At a size disadvantage vs. NFL defensive ends. Ordinary acceleration and foot speed, especially for his size. Does not threaten the seam and lacks suddenness to separate vs. athletic defenders. Lets throws into his body and is not strong-handed. Average strength and elusiveness after catch. Does not exhibit fullback-caliber pop on contact to consider for conversion.

Bottom Line

A valuable part of the Wisconsin offense, Pedersen is not equipped to line up as an in-line tight end, but could function as a complementary H-back capable of deploying in multiple spots and catching short-to-intermediate passes in the playaction game.
-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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