Photo of Zach Pascal
Grade
4.93 ?
  • 4.55 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 14 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 36.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 126.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.11 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.29 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'2" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 219LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

Most college football programs viewed Pascal as a cornerback prospect coming out of high school, but he proved his ability to make plays on offense during his four years at ODU. He was a five-game starter as a redshirt freshman, making 41 catches for 534 yards and six touchdowns that season. Pascal started every game the next year, finishing second on the team with 59 receptions for 734 yards and seven scores. He was the team's focal point on offense in 2015, earning second-team All-Conference USA notice for his receiving (68-970, eight TDs), rushing (15-165, TDs) and return (20-440 on kickoffs) skills. Pascal duplicated the second-team all-conference effort last season, again making plays in multiple ways (65-946, nine TDs receiving; 23-145 rushing; 12-315 kick returns) and becoming the school's all-time receptions leader (233).

Analysis

Strengths

Showed consistent growth and production as a player. Took on a high percentage of offensive touches as both a receiver and a runner. Routes feature a sharp stick-and-stem at his break to create a quick throwing window for quarterbacks. Hands-catcher who snatches it away from his body unless he needs to secure in traffic. Good awareness to drop feet in bounds near sideline. On deep balls, has a good feel for where defensive backs are and will stack them on his hip and hold them there while he prepares to make the catch. High-point deep ball skills with ability to create some late separation with his body.

Weaknesses

Plays with a duck-footed running style. Long strider off the line of scrimmage. Could struggle to find the foot quickness necessary to shake free of press coverage. Needs a long runway to build up his play speed. Is a little slow getting in and out of his breaks. Lacking the route sharpness to uncover against NFL-caliber cornerbacks. Level of competition did not prepare him for the athletes and speed he will be facing on Sunday.

Bottom Line

Three-year starter whose consistency of production was on one of the catalysts behind Old Dominion's successful 2016. Pascal has decent size and ball skills but his routes and separation are just okay. His combine workout could go a long way in determining whether or not he gets drafted. He's returned kicks at Old Dominion so that could be a side door into an early roster spot.
-Lance Zierlein
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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.