Photo of Phil Loadholt
Grade
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  • 5.53 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 24 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 29.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 95.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 8.18 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 5.06 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'8" Height
  • 332LBS. Weight

Overview

It didn't matter the level, Loadholt earned All-American honors throughout his career. An All-American in his two seasons at Garden City Community College, Loadholt emerged as one of the nation's most dominant additions in 2007 before earning third-team All-American honors in his second season in the Big 12. At 6-8 and nearing 350 pounds, Loadholt is aptly named and has the size, strength and flexibility to be a dominant drive blocker in the running game. A left tackle for the Sooners, Loadholt does not possess the initial quickness needed to remain at this critical position in the NFL. With a deep enough kick-slide to move to right tackle to go along with dominance in the running game, Loadholt has early-round potential. Had an arm span of 36 1/2 inches and a hand span of 10 inches at the combine.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Potentially dominant drive blocker. ... Massive man who can engulf his opponent, turn him away from the ballcarrier and pancake him to the ground. ... Looks to intimidate. ... Only adequate initial quickness off the snap, but has a deep kick-slide and the long arms to keep the pass rusher at bay. ... Natural knee bender who plays with impressive leverage and balance for a man of his size. ... Better lateral quickness than initial. Negatives: Bit of a "tweener." ... Too often beaten off the snap by defensive ends to remain at left tackle and might even have to be moved inside -- where his height would be a liability. ... Marginal lateral quickness to recover when he is beaten initially. ... As dominant as he is with his initial surge as a drive blocker, Loadholt too often relies on his size to engulf his opponent, failing to sustain his blocks as effectively as he should.
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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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