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Grade
4.17 ?
  • 4.96 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 29 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 32.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 112.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.32 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.46 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 12.20 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'4" Height
  • 32 3/8" Arm Length
  • 244LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

Herzlich has the physical tools, work ethic, character and toughness coveted by every NFL franchise. He displayed these traits not only in his triumph over cancer, but as a natural team leader on the field. Is a complete player against the run. Takes on and gets off blockers quickly and chases down plays all over the field. He can run with tight ends and backs, play in zone, and rush the quarterback. Some teams may continue to view his medical history as a red flag. Additionally, he needs a little polish with his tackling and production was down post-comeback as a senior. Still, Herzlich shouldn't last past the first few rounds.

Analysis

Strengths

Herzlich possesses rare intangibles for an NFL Draft prospect. Is a highly-productive player who has a terrific blend of height, bulk and top-end speed. Plays with good awareness and discipline and doesn't stay blocked long. Can make plays from sideline-to-sideline and can stay with running backs in coverage. Can rush the passer and displays great closing burst.

Weaknesses

Durability is still somewhat of a concern after his courageous battle to fight cancer. Could afford to improve his tackling consistency. Would benefit from developing a wider variety of pass rushing moves. Isn't a liability in coverage but doesn't show great explosion out of his pedal.
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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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