Photo of Brian Schwenke
Drafted By: Titans

Combine Results

Grade
71.0 ?
  • 4.99 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 31 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 26.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 108.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.31 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.74 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"I have what I call an a-ha moment. I didn't even know who this kid was. He's the quickest center I've seen snap, pull and anchor. I questioned whether he could anchor, but he answered that for me at the Senior Bowl." -- Mike Mayock

  • 6'3" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 314LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/4" Hands

Overview

Schwenke (pronounced SHWANK-ee) was a three-star recruit coming out of high school. He was tabbed as the No. 44 offensive guard in the country and the No. 60 player overall in California by Rivals. In his senior season, Schwenke played both offense and defense, and was named first-team All-State, All-Area, All-County, All-San Diego Section and All-Valley League. Following his senior season, Schwenke earned MVP honors at the Palo Alto Nike Camp.



As a freshman, Schwenke participated in 12 games, mainly as a special teams player. In 2010, as a sophomore, Schwenke registered 12 starts. Eight of which were at left guard, and four of which were at right guard. As a junior, he started in 12 games (missed one game due to illness) at left guard. In his senior season, Schwenke became the team's center, and started all 12 games there. He earned Coaches first-team all-conference honors for his play.

Analysis

Strengths

Extremely quick off the snap, gets his hands on his target very quickly. Quick to provide assistance on a double team, and aware of who needs help. Plays with a good, low pad level. Constantly wins the leverage battle. Gets his hands inside of the chest plate of defenders.

Weaknesses

Not an impressive body type. Needs to do a better job of being able to sit back into his blocks in pass protection. Lacks great power. Shotgun snaps are often placed low.

NFL Comparison

David Bass

Bottom Line

Schwenke has a wealth of starting experience, both at guard and center. Schwenke comes off the ball very quickly, and is sound in his hand placement technique. He plays with a low pad level. Schwenke lacks great power, so he will be a better fit at center.
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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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