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Mitch Petrus (OG)
  • Height:
    6'3"
  • Weight:
    310 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    33 3/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 1/2 in.
  • College:
    Arkansas
  • Conference:
    SEC
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Selected by: New York Giants
Round: 5
Pick (Overall): 16 (147)
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Pick Analysis: The Giants pick up a strong interior blocker with the addition of Mitch Petrus. He was a top performer at the NFL Scouting Combine in the bench press, and his strength could help the Giants re-discover their power running game.

Overview

Petrus is a two-year starter at guard after spending time at tight end as well as fullback. He missed the 2008 season due to academic suspension due to a change in majors and falling short of academic eligibility requirements. He is still learning the position but shows enough raw talent and athleticism to make you think he has a chance to be a quality starter with work and practice. He shows excellent body control and balance in his blocks and is a natural knee bender that can leverage his blocks against bigger opponents. His hand use improved during his senior season and could become a strength as he gets more comfortable with techniques.


Strengths

Petrus shows some impressive initial quickness firing off the ball and getting back into his pass protection set. Has the straight line speed, balance and body control and foot agility necessary to pull and lead out on the perimeter and block at the second level. Is a good knee bender.

Weaknesses

Does not possesses the power we’d like to see. Lacks the run blocking strength to blow defenders off the ball. Needs to improve his feel for angles and blocking schemes which could come with more experience. His hand use could use some refinement.

Grade

2.9

 
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