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Drafted By: Colts
  • Round 7
  • Pick 1
  • Overall 208

Combine Results

Grade
51.0 ?
  • 5.31 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 32 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 27.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 101.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 8.04 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.99 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Bucky Brooks' take: Anderson will vie for a roster spot as an edge blocker. He certainly has the size and strength to emerge as a strong backup by camp's end.

  • 6'4" Height
  • 34 5/8" Arm Length
  • 335LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/2" Hands

Overview

Anderson was rightfully given one of Georgia's "Most Improved Player" awards as a senior. He has the frame to be a starting tackle in the NFL, and has steadily developed the skills to match. Given a medical redshirt in 2010, Anderson didn't become a full-time starter until last season and looked unsure of himself at times early on. He has the talent to be taken in one of the later rounds by a team seeking depth on the offensive line.

Analysis

Strengths

Anderson has very good size for a tackle. He has developed his footwork, has a functional pass set and can anchor himself and mirror, a technique he employs regularly. He is naturally a strong player who can move defenders in the run game and can use his feet to mirror and shade. He knows how to use his big frame to his advantage.

Weaknesses

Anderson is still developing. He recovered well from injury as a senior, but had faced durability concerns until then. After spending a year at the heralded Hargrave Military Academy, it took him some time to come into his own and develop the footwork and coordination necessary to be effective in the SEC. He will battle weight issues, and pro teams will need to know he can stay active and healthy for the long-term.
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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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