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  • 19 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 6'5" Height
  • 305LBS. Weight

Overview

Link moved from tight end after his sophomore season, showing enough athleticism on the edge to become a two-time All-Southland Conference pick. Still very raw in his technique and in need of adding strength, Link is the sort of developmental prospect teams like to have on the back end of the roster or practice squad. Had an arm span of 32 inches and a hand span of 10 inches at the combine.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Tall left tackle with athletic build and room to grow. ... Plays with a wide base and fair anchor for his size. ... Sticks on his man using his length and by moving his feet. ... Good setup, kick-slide and depth in pass protection. ... Uses his size and hard work to push his man around the pocket on speed rushes. ... Solid when blocking down and will sustain the block through the whistle. ... Agile enough to run out in front of screens. ... Dominates defensive backs and linebackers in space when he hits the target. ... Has experience snapping for placement kicks. Negatives: Not dominant at the FCS level. ... Most Southland Conference ends can't beat him with a speed rush but Link could struggle to handle NFL-caliber burst and quickness on the edge. ... Waist-bender who consistently overextends when run blocking and in pass protection, meaning he will miss his target or get tossed aside by stronger defensive ends. ... Not much of a punch at the point of attack.
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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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