Photo of Zurlon Tipton
Grade
4.97 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'0" Height
  • 32 1/8" Arm Length
  • 223LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands

Analysis

Strengths

Outstanding size. Runs hard with good vision and feel for blocking schemes. Decisive in the hole. Can stick his foot in the dirt and go. Good balance, strength and power to push the pile. Brandishes some power in his stiff arm and can churn through contact. Strong short-yardage runner. Does not go down easy. Functional pass protector. Reliable hands. Very good career productivity. Outstanding weight-room strength.

Weaknesses

High-cut and runs tall, leaving his body susceptible to injury. Not elusive and lacks top-end burst and finishing speed. Very immature early in career and could still stand to improve focus and concentration. Limited special teams experience. Long-term durability is a concern, given injury history (foot, ankle, wrist and leg injuries dating back to high school).

Draft Projection

Priority free agent

Bottom Line

Strong, physical, upright, inside zone runner with solid all-around skills. Missed much of senior season with a broken ankle injury and long-term durability could remain a question in the pros, given his tight hips and hard-running style. Has the size and competitiveness to earn a complementary role.
-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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