Prospect

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Julian Vandervelde (OL)
  • Height:
    6'2"
  • Weight:
    301 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    32 3/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 5/8 in.
  • College:
    Iowa
  • Conference:
    Big Ten
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Selected by: Philadelphia Eagles
Round: 5
Pick (Overall): 30 (161)

Pick Analysis: He gives the Eagles a big, physical interior blocker to work into the rotation. He will compete for a backup position at one of the Eagles' guard spots.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash5.21 sec
  • Bench Press23.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump31.0 inch
  • Broad Jump104.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill7.46 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.59 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -
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Overview

Vandervelde possesses the intelligence, agility and intangibles to make it in the league. When technique is sound, he looks like a guy who could become a starter for a zone blocking team. Has a quick set, uses his hands well and can move laterally in pass protection but will give up some ground and get caught turning his shoulders. Flashes the ability to get movement in the running game, stays low, and displays the ability to get to the second level. Needs to continue to develop on-field awareness to become elite in this area. Tough and coachable, Vandervelde carries a Day 3 grade.


Strengths

Vandervelde has good mobility for a lineman. Can shadow quick defensive tackles and can recover when initially beat. Flashes the ability to get movement using good positioning and technique. Does a good job getting underneath defenders. Has above average football IQ and can combo block. Good intangibles. Plays hard.

Weaknesses

Does not possess adequate NFL size. Will give up ground pass protecting against the bull rush. Struggles to sustain blocks when base narrows. Not productive and can be moved off the ball when technique and positioning is lacking. Misses blitzers from the second level on occasion.

Grade

3.7

 

Video Playlist

  1. 2011 Draft Profile - OG Julian Vandervelde, Iowa

    Published: April 8, 2011 at 12:14 p.m.

    A look at draft prospect Iowa offensive guard Julian Vandervelde.

  2. 2011 combine workout: Julian Vandervelde

    Published: March 16, 2011 at 02:59 p.m.

    Watch Iowa OL Julian Vandervelde work out at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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