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Grade
5.18 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'8" Height
  • 36 3/4" Arm Length
  • 316LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

New Orleans native. Redshirted in 2009. A reserve/special-teams contributor 2010-11, appeared in 12 games in each season. Started all 13 games at left tackle 2012-13.

Analysis

Strengths

Rare length (body and arms) with a wingspan of a small aircraft -- led all combine participants at 88 1/8-inches. Fairly light on his feet for as big as he is and overall length allows him to recover to inside counters.

Weaknesses

Thin-framed. Lacks weight-room and functional football-playing strength. Not stout at the point of attack. Plays too upright and is not a natural knee bender. Not explosive and does not generate power through his lower body. Marginal finisher. Struggles to cut off the wide rush. Just a two-year starter.

Draft Projection

Rounds 6-7

Bottom Line

Exceptionally sized, underpowered, developmental positional wall-off blocker lacking ideal foot quickness to handle edge speed and the grit and toughness desired to match up vs. power. Needs to spend more time in the weight room and develop his core strength. Could be most ideally suited for a swing-backup-tackle role and has upside to be groomed, with traits better suited for the right side.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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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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