Photo of Jeremiah Poutasi
Grade
5.36 ?
  • 5.32 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 26 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 26.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 95.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 8.09 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.89 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'5" Height
  • 33 7/8" Arm Length
  • 335LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Analysis

Strengths

Improved from 27 quarterback hits/sacks allowed in 2013 to just 9.5 in 2014. Footwork and poise in pass protection improved as season progressed. Works to stay square in his pass sets for as long as he can. Beefy frame that takes up space. Flashes power when he's allowed to fire out. Uses wide base, choppy feet and good body control for his climb to second level. Decent feet for a man his size and is able to slide laterally to block on an angle. Has enough upper body strength to eventually anchor up even when he gets upright.

Weaknesses

Power is limited by lack of flexibility that robs him of leverage at point of attack and against bull rush. Has a small "strike zone" and leaves his feet behind at contact, causing him to fall off of too many blocks. Needs to improve sustaining blocks and finishing. Drops head and head-butts down blocks and run stunts. Hand placement needs work. Uses half-hearted "reach" rather than authoritative punch to subdue determined rushers. Sets soft, shallow edge in pass protection that allows worker bees and edge speed an entry over the top. Feet get stuck and he struggles to redirect against inside moves.

NFL Comparison

Mike McGlynn

Bottom Line

Improving tackle prospect with athletic limitations that could always hamper his ability to consistently protect the passer as a tackle in the NFL. Played from two-point stance at Utah, but could benefit from a move inside to guard, where he can fire out and play forward. Poutasi will have to learn to sustain blocks and play with faster, stronger hands. Learning those things could take time.
-Lance Zierlein
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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.