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Grade
5.1 ?
  • 5.17 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 22 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 27.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 105.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 8.16 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.63 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'4" Height
  • 33 7/8" Arm Length
  • 306LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/8" Hands

Overview

Started in 39 of a possible 45 games, and ended his career with 24 consecutive starts. He is left handed, and snaps under center with right hand and in shotgun with left hand. 2013: Started in all 12 games. 2012: Started all 12 games and regained starting center position in preseason. 2011: Played in nine games and started in seven. 2010: Played 12 games and started in eight (five at center and three at guard). High school: Was an Under Armour All-American.

Analysis

Strengths

Good arm length for the position -- able to extend. Functional agility -- able to slide and cut off penetrators. Experienced four-year starter. Has played some guard. Quick to the second level. Is intelligent and sets protections. Durable.

Weaknesses

Deficient core strength. Limited push and power. Stiff lower body. Inconsistent leverage and contact balance -- overextends, falls off blocks and gets tossed aside. Not a finisher.

Bottom Line

Stiff-legged, underpowered, bump-and-steer zone blocker who will struggle to match up against the size and power of NFL defensive tackles. Best chance to stick will be as a swing interior backup in a slide-protection scheme. Left-hander who snaps right-handed and gun-snaps left-handed.
-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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