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Drafted By: Cowboys
  • Round 1
  • Pick 16
  • Overall 16

Combine Results

Grade
6.23 ?
  • 29 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 28.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 106.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.65 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.59 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"The Cowboys went from one of the wild cards of the draft (Johnny Manziel) to one of the safest picks of the draft. He played in 52 games at Notre Dame (the most in school history); he never missed a game. I contend he's the only player in the draft who can start at every position on the offensive line. The knock on him is his arm length (32 7/8-inch arms). At the Senior Bowl, he stoned everybody all week long." -- Mike Mayock

  • 6'4" Height
  • 32 7/8" Arm Length
  • 308LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Overview

Won a pair of state championships at Indianapolis Bishop Chatard. Redshirted in 2009. Started all 13 games in '10, including 11 at left tackle and two at right tackle. Started all 39 games at LT 2011-13. Two-time captain's 52 career games are the most in school history. Did not run the 40 at the NFL Scouting Combine (tight hamstring).

Analysis

Strengths

Engages quickly. Flexible and light on his feet. Can work his hips and maneuver. Good blocking posture -- bends his knees, sits in his stance and can shuffle, slide and mirror. Good hand placement (can pop and recoil). Seals running lanes. Can combo block and fit on linebackers. Athletic to pull and trap. Passes off stunts and is alert to blitzers. Started every game of his career. Played well against Alabama in the BCS Championship and was MVP of the Pinstripe Bowl. Sparkling intangibles. Highly respected, hardworking leader who does all the right things.

Weaknesses

Lacks ideal length to stay outside in the pros -- relatively small wingspan. Not a pure road grader who rolls off flat-backed and buries defenders. Could be stressed by bigger, more powerful defensive tackles. Can improve balance and sustain on the second level. Does not have experience at guard. Could stand to bulk up in preparation for a move inside.

Draft Projection

Round 1

Bottom Line

Athletic, smart, competitive, dependable college left tackle whose length dictates a move inside, where he has plug-and-play ability in a zone-blocking scheme. One of the cleanest prospects in this year's draft.
-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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