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Jon Asamoah (OG)
  • Height:
    6'4"
  • Weight:
    305 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    33 in.
  • Hand Size:
    10 1/8 in.
  • College:
    Illinois
  • Conference:
    Big Ten
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Selected by: Kansas City Chiefs
Round: 3
Pick (Overall): 4 (68)
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Pick Analysis: The Chiefs select a hard-nosed interior player in Jon Asamoah. He has exceptional strength for the position, and will push immediately for playing time at right guard.

Overview

Asamoah is a three year starter for the Illini and has the foot agility, body control, and intelligence to play on either side of the center. He is exceptionally quick into his blocks and has the ability to make reach blocks on opponents playing on his edge. He is a good knee bender but will allow his pads to get a bit high at times and will overextend at times causing him to struggle when having to recover and right himself against good counter moves. He is more finesse than powerful or explosive but does show good lower body strength to hunker down and stop the bull rush.


Strengths

Asamoah has enough size for a guard at the next level. Possesses great quickness and agility and can pull and get out in front. Has long arms. Is a smart player who understands his team’s protection schemes. Is a tough guy with an impressive work ethic. Gets the most from his ability.

Weaknesses

Could afford to put on more bulk. Will play tall at times and needs to watch his pad level. Lacks heavy punch in pass protection to really jolt defenders. Does not react and recover as well as we’d like to see in pass protection.

Grade

7.8

 

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