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Grade
73.0 ?
  • 5.14 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 28.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 103.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.45 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.63 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'4" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 307LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/4" Hands

Overview

As a high school senior, Pugh earned the Maxwell Award, which is presented to the Top 50 high school scholar-athletes in the tri-state area (Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware). The award recognizes athletics, academics and community service. Pugh also earned all-area and All-Suburban One League First Team honors as a junior and senior in addition to being named second-team all-area as a defensive lineman as a senior. Named 2008 team MVP and defensive player of the year as a team captain. Pugh is involved in Special Olympics and volunteers for Athletes Helping Athletes.



Pugh redshirted his freshman year in 2009. In 2010, Pugh started all 13 games and was an All-Big East second-team selection. The following year, he was one of 11 Syracuse players to start all 12 games. He earned All-Big East first-team honors for his play. As a redshirt junior, Pugh missed the first four games of the year while recovering from off-season shoulder surgery. He started the team’s remaining nine games.

Analysis

Strengths

Very good range and mobility. Good feet. Will sit into his blocks. Experienced player. Plays with body control and balance. Gets to the second level easily. Good pad level.

Weaknesses

Very short arms. Lacks ideal offensive tackle size. Doesn't possess a lot of core strength, can be bull rushed back. Not a quick twitch athlete, doesn't respond well to sudden moves. Hand usage is inconsistent.

NFL Comparison

Sam Baker

Bottom Line

Pugh is a seasoned starter at offensive tackle with very good movement skills. However, he lacks adequate arm length and size to stick at offensive tackle going forward. His best fit will likely be as an offensive guard in a zone-blocking scheme.
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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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