Photo of Rodger Saffold
Grade
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  • 29.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 113.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.42 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.67 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'4" Height
  • 33 5/8" Arm Length
  • 316LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands

Overview

Saffold is a good collegiate lineman who started at left tackle for three consecutive years at Indiana. He lacks the massive stature that teams are looking for in a left tackle and may be lacking a step in quickness to play on the left side but should be able to find a home on the right side or even inside at guard. He has above-average initial quickness and does a good job of getting a fit with his hands to control and steer opponents on by the hole or pocket. He understands blocking angles and does a good job of recognizing stunts and twists up front and keeps his head on a swivel when in pass pro. While he doesn't really jump off the screen at you, the end result is that he consistently gets the job done and often makes it look pretty easy.

Analysis

Strengths

Saffold is tall with good bulk. Has a quick first step and engages with his hands to get inside defenders. Takes precise blocking angles in the running game and gets leverage to steer defenders out of lanes. Displays good awareness dropping back in pass protection and consistently picks up his blocking assignment.

Weaknesses

Frame is not wide enough to play left tackle in the NFL. Does not have the power to be a road grader in the running game. Lacks the lateral range in pass protection to neutralize edge rushers. Not athletic enough to make blocks in space at the second level and will struggle to pull if he makes the move to guard.
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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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