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  • 4.66 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'2" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 304LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/4" Hands

Overview

Larsen was a three-year defensive lineman who moved to center for his final two years at State. He is a good athlete for the position with initial quickness and above-average lateral range in pass pro. He needs work on leveraging his blocks in spite of having natural leverage angles due to his size and still needs to improve his instincts when it comes to picking up stunts and twists up front. A lot of his issues can be improved with time at the position, and he should provide a team with a good backup for a year or two as he develops his instincts and techniques.

Analysis

Strengths

Thickly built kid with good athleticism for the position. Has a quick first step and the strength to generate a push in the running game. Possesses nimble feet and mirrors rushers in pass protection. Plays with a bit of a mean streak and looks to punish opponents.

Weaknesses

Converted defensive lineman who is still learning the position. Gets confused by stunts and twists in the defensive line and misses assignments on blitzes. Lunges at times due to overextension and loses leverage on run blocks too often. Lacks the versatility to contribute at guard at the next level.
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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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