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Drafted By: Patriots
  • Round 4
  • Pick 5
  • Overall 105
Grade
5.1 ?

Draft Analysis:

"He's got some interior versatility. He can play center or guard. He's smart, understands blitz pickups and the nuances of playing offensive line." -- Mike Mayock

  • 6'4" Height
  • 32 1/4" Arm Length
  • 315LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/8" Hands

Overview

Played tight end as a Florida prep. Redshirted in 2009. Appeared in 10 games in '10, starting four at right guard. Missed two games (mono). Started 10-of-12 games played in '11, including eight at center, two at left guard -- did not play against Boston College and did not start against Miami (migraines), then suffered a finger injury against Florida which became infected and nearly required amputation. Started all 13 games played at center in '12. Sat out against Savannah State (neck). Was limited during '13 fall camp while recovering from toe surgery. On the season, started all 13 games played at center for the national champs and won the Rimington Trophy as the nation's top center. Did not play against Wake Forest (ankle). Did not participate in any physical testing at the NFL Scouting Combine because of injuries to his left knee and both shoulders (medical exclusion).

Analysis

Strengths

Excellent size. Has shown he can handle big-bodied cloggers. Maintains good positioning and can slide, shuffle and seal off defenders. Solid anchor in pass protection. Uses his hands well to control defenders. Understands angles and leverage. Athletic enough to chip and work up a level. Good competitor. Has played guard and center and offers interior versatility. Good football intelligence. Lunchpail worker. The game is important to him.

Weaknesses

Has short arms and stiff hips. Lumbering movement skill -- can be late to reach the second level. Dips his head and grabs. Tends to play tall and can be bulled into the backfield when he rises straight up. Not explosive -- cannot sink his hips and roll off the ball in the run game to move defenders. Average functional strength. Benefited from playing alongside two very talented guards that helped cover up deficiencies.

Draft Projection

Round 7-Priority free agent

Bottom Line

Good-sized, bump-and-steer blocker ideally suited for a zone-blocking, slide-protection scheme. Smart, tough technician capable of serving as an interior swing backup and could eventually fend for a starting job as a pivot. Will be best developed by a patient, respectful position coach.
-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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