Photo of Joe Looney
Drafted By: 49ers

Combine Results

Grade
69.7 ?
  • 26 REPS
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Bucky Brooks' take: Looney fills a big need for the 49ers along the interior. He will battle for minutes at guard and spend a year honing his craft on the practice field as a vital backup.

  • 6'3" Height
  • 32 1/4" Arm Length
  • 309LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/4" Hands

Overview

Looney is a strong interior lineman who has been consistent for the Demon Deacons since stepping on campus. He is an athletic mover who blocks well in the run game and has great size. He has fourth-round value based on his production and ability to be inserted right away.

Analysis

Strengths

Looney is quick off the ball to get into D-linemen and get movement. He displays good technique in his sets and is very polished when using his hands. He can get upfield to hit linebackers and is effective when pulling or sealing the edge. He has been a reliable and durable interior guy at Wake Forest, and the go-to man to run behind throughout his career.

Weaknesses

Looney can struggle in his pass set at times. He has the feet to get there but will get aggressive and lose his balance on blockers. He can work to sit in his base better and be more effective here at the next level, but needs a good coach.
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Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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