Photo of Eric Pinkins
Drafted By: Seahawks
Grade
4.95 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'3" Height
  • 32 1/8" Arm Length
  • 220LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Analysis

Strengths

Solid two-year tackle production. Will come up to support the run. Exceptional pro-day performance, clocking a 4.44-second 40-yard dash time at 220 pounds, recording a 39 1/2-inch vertical jump and 25 bench-press reps of 225 pounds. Good work habits.

Weaknesses

Only a two-year starter with just three career interceptions. Average ball skills. Lacks ideal range and can be beaten over the top (see Ohio State). Not clean changing directions, as supported by a 4.31-second 20-yard shuttle time indicating below-average agility. Ordinary eyes and anticipation in coverage. Will be stressed by the quickness of NFL slot receivers.

Draft Projection

Priority free agent

Bottom Line

Height-weight-speed prospect who made a statement at his pro day and could command late draftable interest for his speed and athletic ability. A late bloomer, Pinkins is still learning the nuances of the game and could need to make a mark on special teams to earn a spot.
-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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