Photo of Ulrick John
Drafted By: Colts
Grade
5.1 ?

Draft Analysis:

"John is an athletic lineman with long arms. He ran a hand-timed 5.02-second 40." -- Gil Brandt

  • 6'5" Height
  • 288LBS. Weight

Overview

2013: Honorable mention All-Sun Belt selection. Started 11 games at left tackle. Had a five-yard reception on a tackle-eligible play against South Alabama in his final game. 2012: Started in 10 of 11 games at left tackle, giving way only on Senior Day. 2011: Started at three different positions in the first five games of the season. Entered the season as the backup left tackle and started the season opener at left tackle in place of injured Clyde Yandell. 2010: Working at left tackle behind Clyde Yandell, he played in four games off the bench. Misc.: Full name is Ulrick Tremayne John, Jr.

Analysis

Strengths

Can shuffle, slide and mirror in pass protection. Has an ornery football temperament and seeks to finish. Matched up well vs. West Virginia's Will Clarke. Strong pro-day workout, clocking a 5.02-second 40-yard time, a 30-inch vertical jump and a 7.20-second three-cone time. Will battle through injuries and play hurt. Works hard and competes. Outstanding football character.

Weaknesses

Narrrow-shouldered and knock-kneed. Underdeveloped lower-body strength. Plays a bit tall, negating leg drive and push in the run game. Tends to bend at the waist and could be exposed by speed. Average finisher -- slips off blocks. Could stand to add bulk and get stronger (only bench pressed 225 pounds 20 times at his pro day). Has been slowed by ankle, shoulder and rib injuries.

Draft Projection

Round 7-Priority free agent

Bottom Line

Linear, long-limbed, fairly athletic developmental left tackle with moldable traits to warrant refining for a mauling offensive line.
-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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