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Chris Degeare (OT)
  • Height:
    6'4"
  • Weight:
    325 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    34 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 3/4 in.
  • College:
    Wake Forest
  • Conference:
    ACC
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Selected by: Minnesota Vikings
Round: 5
Pick (Overall): 30 (161)
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Overview

DeGeare is a physically gifted lineman who has struggled with the mental aspects of the game as well as college. He missed the 2008 season by being academically ineligible and is not aware of twists, stunts and games up front by the defensive linemen. He can be quick out of his stance but often ends up getting behind on blocks because he is late to react to movement. He appears to wear down during the course of most games and may need to loose some weight in order to improve his conditioning.


Strengths

DeGeare is a huge guard with more than adequate height. Has a quick first step and engages fast. Strong run blocker who generates a good push and drives his man off the ball. Maintains a wide base and is stout against the bull rush.

Weaknesses

Does not have the endurance to give a consistent effort and carries too much bad weight. Fails to recognize stunts and blitzes and is generally late identifying his assignment. Shows inconsistent technique and does not use his hands well to get inside the defender's pads.

Grade

2.0

 
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