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Grade
62.7 ?
  • 5.36 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 22 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 28.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 100.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.49 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.67 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'6" Height
  • 34 5/8" Arm Length
  • 303LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

Potter has been a reliable and athletic lineman for Boise state and started every game the past two years (plus most of each of his first two seasons) at left tackle protecting Kellen Moore. He takes good angles to the second level and is a very heady player who knows how to get to his blocks and has the strength to stick on them. He is a bit underweight for tackle at under 300 pounds and has fifth-round talent as a backup player initially and eventual starter.

Analysis

Strengths

Potter is quick off the ball to get into his blocks and sustain in the run game. He has the strength and balance to stick with it and get movement. He is a very technical blocker who employs a good pass set and quick feet to get in position. He is good to get up field to the second level and stick on linebackers, which gives him versatile value as a guard.

Weaknesses

Potter is a non-explosive player who gets movement from his leg drive and not from initial contact. He hasn't shown much pulling at Boise State, and there are some questions as to how his game will translate right away at the next level.
C
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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