Photo of Louis Vasquez
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  • 39 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 6'5" Height
  • 333LBS. Weight

Overview

Texas Tech's potent offense would go nowhere without talent in the offensive line. Vasquez, a three-year starter at left guard with great size, is one of QB Graham Harrell's strongest companions. His nimble feet allow him to keep his quarterback's jersey clean and create angles inside for an underrated running game. He was named second team All-Big XII in 2008 after receiving honorable mentions the previous two seasons. Scouts wonder, however, if Tech linemen can transition from a two-point, wide-split offensive line scheme to the NFL. Had an arm span of 34 3/4 inches and a hand span of 10 3/8 inches at the combine.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Tall with large middle, but not overly so, and strong legs. Strong anchor in pass protection, rarely gets beat one-on-one. Has enough foot speed to get to linebackers or safeties at the second or third level. Dominates smaller defenders in space. Good, not great, punch. Willing to stay on his man for a few yards downfield on run plays. Inexperienced as a drive blocker, but looks capable of getting low and maintaining the line of scrimmage in his limited chances. Negatives: Needs to prove he can transition from Tech's scheme to the NFL. Does not combo block much in wide split scheme. Is not quick to pick up late blitzers. Lacks explosiveness out of his stance and his pads are too high when his hand is down. Plays a bit upright in general, may lose leverage battles against stronger defensive tackles. Will lean forward and lose his balance when pass protecting for more than a couple of seconds.
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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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