Photo of Mike  Tepper
Grade
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  • 6'5" Height
  • 32 1/2" Arm Length
  • 324LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/4" Hands

Overview

Tepper started at left tackle for the Bears during his senior year after missing his fifth year and being granted a sixth year by the NCAA. Previously he had started on the right side and that is probably a better fit at the next level. Tepper also missed the 2005 season after major surgery to repair a broken leg suffered in a car accident. He is an adequate athlete with above average body control and a good feel for angles and how to position himself. He can struggle when out in space and may eventually slide inside to guard to compensate for his lack of lateral range. He is a bit top heavy and will overextend into blocks too often causing him to lose balance or fall off blocks.

Analysis

Strengths

Big frame with good bulk. Uses long arms to get a good initial push. Patient at the point of attack and shows good recognition skills. Takes good angles run blocking and has the strength to push the defender around. Finishes blocks.

Weaknesses

Lacks foot agility and struggles against double moves. Does not possess good body control in space and misses blocks in the second level. Not explosive and seems a step late at times. Missed the entire 2008 season with a torn pectoral muscle and broke his leg in 2005.
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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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