Photo of Jon Halapio
Grade
4.95 ?
  • 5.34 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 21.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 100.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 8.26 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.83 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 33 5/8" Arm Length
  • 323LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/4" Hands

Overview

Started in 43 of 51 games played, with 36 consecutive starts in last three seasons. 2013: Started 10 of 10 games at right guard. Missed first two games with torn pectoral. 2012: Started all 13 games at right guard. Was named SEC Offensive Lineman of the week against Vanderbilt. 2011: Started all 13 games at right guard. 2010: Played in 12 games, starting at right guard in seven. 2009: Medical redshirt.

Analysis

Strengths

Naturally thick with big hands. Can drive block and is effective when he has an angle. Functional anchor. Provides adequate three-step drop protection. Has a warrior’s mentality -- played through an 80 percent tear of his pectoral as a senior. Made 43 career starts. Highly respected team captain.

Weaknesses

Tightly wound -- struggles reacting to movement, changing direction and recovering. Does not generate power through his hips. Poor contact balance. Empties the chamber with initial punch and cannot recoil. Hands and feet do not work in unison. Opens the gate in pass protection. Unsudden to clear his feet and pull. Limited blocking range.

Bottom Line

A Tongan-American, Halapio is a hulking short-area guard whose best traits are intangible. Is most effective in a phone booth, but too often looks like he requires max effort to provide adequate blocking. Best chance to stick will be in a slide-protection scheme.
-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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