Photo of Billy Turner
Drafted By: Dolphins
  • Round 3
  • Pick 3
  • Overall 67

Combine Results

Grade
5.32 ?
  • 5.16 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 25 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 28.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 108.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.92 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.71 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"Small-school kid; played left tackle for North Dakota State. Is he raw? Yes, but showed a lot of potential at the Senior Bowl." -- Mike Mayock

  • 6'5" Height
  • 34" Arm Length
  • 315LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

Father, Maurice, was a running back and kick returner drafted in the 12th round of the 1983 draft by the Vikings -- played 27 games with the Vikings, Packers and Jets (1984-85, 1987). Half brother, Brian Kehl, is a seven-year NFL linebacker. Billy also played baseball as a Minnesota prep. As a true freshman in 2010, stepped into the lineup in Week Three, starting 12 of 13 games played at right tackle. Suffered a torn right thumb ligament in '11 fall camp -- sat out the season opener, but started all 14 games played at left tackle. Started all 30 games at LT 2012-13. Won three straight I-AA national championships.

Analysis

Strengths

Big hands and nice length. Light on his feet. Flashes strength in his punch. Tries to run his feet on contact. Is athletic enough to fan the rush when all his moving parts are coordinated. Aware to handle stunts. Energetic playing temperament -- competes and blocks to the whistle. Four-year starter for the nation's preeminent I-AA program. Smart, hardworking and dependable. Has NFL bloodlines.

Weaknesses

Needs to improve his core strength and fortify his base. Plays too tall and narrow-based -- pad level fluctuates. Does not explode on contact. Footwork and technique need refinement. Carries his hands low. Tends to overextend and bend at the waist. Average contact balance and body control. Slides off blocks. Struggles to clear his feet as a puller. Inconsistent connecting and sustaining on the second level.

Draft Projection

Rounds 3-4

Bottom Line

Big-framed, raw, aggressive FCS standout who flashes a nice combination of foot quickness, punch strength and nastiness to warrant consideration as a project. Has a bit of a bull-in-a-china-shop element at this stage of his career, but has moldable tools and could easily develop into at least a swing backup and potentially more.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.

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