Photo of Jamie Blatnick
Grade
52.7 ?
  • 4.90 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 28 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 32.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 112.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.22 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.20 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 31 1/2" Arm Length
  • 263LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/4" Hands

Overview

Blatnick started full-time at defensive end for the first time as a senior, after starting seven games in 2010. He is physical, a bit slow but quick off the ball. He excels as a run defender, and his edge play and overall strength for his size (under 270 pounds) could make him attractive to 3-4 teams looking to move him outside to linebacker. That versatility could allow him to move up as far as the fifth round.

Analysis

Strengths

Blatnick is a strong player who can jolt lineman at the point of attack and hold the edge to keep plays inside. Can set his hips to get his hands extended under a lineman's chin and hold him there until he uses his strong hands to shed and move toward the ball. Moves well laterally to burst toward the ball. Good at getting tight ends off their routes. Can even hold off lineman and tight ends with one arm while he diagnoses the play and sheds.

Weaknesses

Blatnick does not look natural when moving in space, which could put a "tweener" label on him, causing teams to shy away from moving him outside to linebacker. Functional covering tight ends but struggles to stay with them deep down the field.
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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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