Photo of Mike Pennel
Grade
5.0 ?
  • 5.23 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 23 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 28.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 102.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.94 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.84 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'4" Height
  • 33 3/8" Arm Length
  • 332LBS. Weight
  • 9 7/8" Hands

Overview

Was suspended twice while at Arizona State. 2013: Played in all 12 games and started 10. Also lined up at fullback in goal-line situations. 2012: Played in five games, but did not make a start. Was suspended twice, and indefinitely the second time. 2011: Played at Scottsdale Community College. 2010: Played at Scottsdale Community College.

Analysis

Strengths

Rare size and body mass. Looks the part with a well-distributed frame and carries his weight well for a 350-pounder. Is seldom moved off a spot. Can lock out and walk back blockers with sheer brute strength. Flashes some violence in his hands. Strong short-yardage/goal-line plugger.

Weaknesses

Gets hung up on blocks too easily and can't split the double team. Plays flat-footed. Not initially quick or sudden to shoot gaps or make plays behind the line of scrimmage. Plays with limited knee bend and tends to stand tall. Could stand to do a better job protecting his legs. Did not dominate vs. lesser competition. Has been disciplined for not following rules and must prove committed.

Bottom Line

A massive run-stuffing space-occupier with the bulk to plug the middle or function outside in a traditional 3-4 front. His calling card will be defending the run on early downs.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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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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