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Drafted By: Ravens

Combine Results

Grade
5.26 ?
  • 5.31 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 30 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 29.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 102.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.55 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.47 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"(At Penn State's pro day) Urschel had a good positional workout, moving good in the on-field drills, showing strength and that he is a knee-bender." -- Gil Brandt

  • 6'3" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 313LBS. Weight
  • 10 3/8" Hands

Overview

Prepped in Buffalo, where he also competed in track and field. Redshirted in 2009 and saw limited action in three games in 2010. Did not start in 2011 but played 396 snaps in 13 games. Started all 24 games at right guard 2012-13. Team captain. Winner of the Campbell Trophy as the nation's premier college football scholar athlete ("Academic Heisman"). Earned a Master's degree in mathematics (4.0 GPA), taught undergraduates at PSU and was published in a scientific journal.

Analysis

Strengths

Highly intelligent -- will be successful with or without football. Engages quickly. Good leverage, balance and body control. Works his feet and hips to position and seal. Can pull and trap and work up to the second level very quickly. Protects with awareness. Shuffles, slides and mirrors. Three-year starter. Team captain. Sparkling intangibles. Well-versed in a pro-style offense having played for new Texans coach Bill O'Brien.

Weaknesses

Lacks ideal size and plays short-armed. Functional strength is just adequate -- gets pushed back. Is not explosive or powerful. Lets defenders cross his face and struggles to reach. Athletic ability is average.

Draft Projection

Rounds 4-5

Bottom Line

Underpowered, quick-footed, scrappy, zone blocker with the smarts, movement skill and competitive zeal to emerge as a very efficient pro. Displays the quickness highly desired at the pivot and might prove to be best at center.
-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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