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Overview

Kopa has only been on the offensive line for the last two years, and he missed all but the first game of the 2009 season with a foot injury. He is a good athlete for the position but is still learning the nuances and techniques after playing on the defensive line for his first three years at Stanford. He shows good initial quickness and above-average agility and lateral range. He is a decent knee-bender who can keep his pad level down and leverage blocks but is inconsistent with his hands, letting them drop, especially in pass protection, rather than keep them in a ready position. He will need to catch some eyes in pre-draft workouts to get himself into a draftable position.

Analysis

Strengths

Kopa has great height and a large frame. Fluid athlete who possesses good lateral agility and range to get to the edge. Has a good first step to get inside and engage defenders. Gets good leverage by bending his knees and keeping his pads low.

Weaknesses

Lacks the experience on the offensive line since he is a converted defensive lineman. His technique is raw, and he struggles to take proper angles. Drops his hands in pass protection and does not consistently give a good punch. Missed most of last season with a foot injury.
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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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