Photo of Zac  Kerin
Grade
4.92 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'4" Height
  • 308LBS. Weight

Overview

2013: Second-team All-MAC selection after starting in all 12 games. 2012: First-team All-MAC selection after starting in all 12 games. 2011: Second-team All-MAC selection after playing in all 13 games (starting 12). 2010: Played in 11 games as a reserve. 2009: Redshirted.

Analysis

Strengths

Has stature to engage and seal. Gets out of his stance and is able to reach the second level. Plays hard and keeps his head on a swivel. Smart and vocal -- makes line calls. Tough and aggressive. Intense and competitive. Football is important to him. Team captain.

Weaknesses

Has short arms and is too reliant on his upper body. Does not generate power through his lower half to drive nose tackles off the ball. Can play with better leverage -- got away with inconsistent pad level and anchor against inferior competition. Lateral agility is just adequate. Needs to improve second-level sustain. Personality could rub some people the wrong way and coachability should be examined by position coach.

Draft Projection

Priority free agent

Bottom Line

Short-armed, grab-and-grapple type blocker with average physical traits who lacks experience vs. NFL-caliber defensive tackles and did not physically dominate MAC competition. Best chance is in a zone-blocking scheme, though he's a very average athlete who will have to get by with smarts and a junkyard dog mentality.
-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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