Photo of Tony Fiammetta
Grade
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  • 4.60 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 30 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 34.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 112.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.31 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.49 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 245LBS. Weight

Overview

Teammate Curtis Brinkley would not have reached the 1,000-yard rushing mark in 2008 without the lead blocking of Fiammetta. Syracuse coaches finally decided to use him in the backfield instead of just as an undersized tight end, and the results were very positive. But the former top Maryland recruit as a tailback (until he broke his left leg in his second game his senior season) is not just a hammer. The combination of his blocking and receiving skills (16 catches for 127 yards, one touchdown) give him a chance to start at the next level. Had an arm span of 31 inches and a hand span of 9 3/8 inches at the combine.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Very solid build in the upper and lower bodies with long arms. Lines up with his hand down on the line, as well as in motion and in the backfield. Quick to get to the edge when in motion. Takes outs the linebackers and safeties in the hole with a nice pop. Sustains his blocks through the whistle by locking on and moving his feet. Good hands, and can adjust to low throws or those behind him. Runs through cut blocks in the open field. Quick set in pass protection; able to handle oncoming blitzers. Sorts through trash to neutralize the middle linebacker, and has the strength to put him to the ground. Negatives: Not the wide-chested thumper some teams prefer. A bit slow getting into his routes as a receiver. Gives good effort blocking on the line, but gets ripped off too often. Will be more effective in an H-back or true fullback position because of his lack of height. Whiffs too much as a cut blocker. Lacks flexibility and lateral quickness, which allows defenders to run around or get off his blocks in space.
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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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