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  • 45 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 33 3/4" Arm Length
  • 310LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Overview

Petrus is a two-year starter at guard after spending time at tight end as well as fullback. He missed the 2008 season due to academic suspension due to a change in majors and falling short of academic eligibility requirements. He is still learning the position but shows enough raw talent and athleticism to make you think he has a chance to be a quality starter with work and practice. He shows excellent body control and balance in his blocks and is a natural knee bender that can leverage his blocks against bigger opponents. His hand use improved during his senior season and could become a strength as he gets more comfortable with techniques.

Analysis

Strengths

Petrus shows some impressive initial quickness firing off the ball and getting back into his pass protection set. Has the straight line speed, balance and body control and foot agility necessary to pull and lead out on the perimeter and block at the second level. Is a good knee bender.

Weaknesses

Does not possesses the power we’d like to see. Lacks the run blocking strength to blow defenders off the ball. Needs to improve his feel for angles and blocking schemes which could come with more experience. His hand use could use some refinement.
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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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