Photo of Nate Potter
Drafted By: Cardinals

Combine Results

62.7 ?
  • 5.36 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 22 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 28.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 100.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.49 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.67 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Bucky Brooks' take: Potter is an intriguing prospect with size and skills. He has been effective at Boise State, but needs to raise his game as a pro.

  • 6'6" Height
  • 34 5/8" Arm Length
  • 303LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands


Potter is a reliable and athletic lineman for Boise state who started every game the past two years at left tackle protecting Kellen Moore. He takes good angles to the second level and is a very heady player who knows how to get to his blocks and has the strength to stick on them. He is a bit underweight for tackle at under 300 pounds and has fifth-round talent.



Potter is quick off the ball to get into his blocks and sustain in the run game. He has the strength and balance to stick with it and get movement. He is a very technical blocker who employs a good pass set and quick feet to get in position. He has versatile value as a guard.


Potter is a non-explosive player who gets movement from his leg drive and not from initial contact. He hasn't shown much pulling at Boise State, and there are some questions as to how his game will translate right away at the next level.
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.