Photo of Ali Marpet
Drafted By: Buccaneers
  • Round 2
  • Pick 29
  • Overall 61

Combine Results

5.54 ?
  • 4.98 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 30 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 30.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 108.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.33 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.47 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"From Division III Hobart ... this is a fun guy to watch on tape. The first tape I popped in was against the U.S. Merchant Marines. The second tape was against Endicott. And, it didn't take long to figure out who the NFL prospect was on the field, because Marpet just piled knock down after knock down after knock down. He has so much torque and power in his hands. The concern was how would he do when he stepped up the competition at the Senior Bowl, and he answered the bell. He got better each and every day. Then he goes to Indianapolis and tested extremely well at the combine." -- Daniel Jeremiah

  • 6'4" Height
  • 33 3/8" Arm Length
  • 307LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands


Started 37 of the 43 games he played for Hobart. In 2014, was named second-team Little A.P. All-American, first-team All-Liberty and the Liberty Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Year. Did not allow a sack during 2014. Named team captain in 2013 and was a first-team All-Liberty selection. First Division III player chosen to play in the Senior Bowl. Played offensive tackle and defensive end in high school, lettering three years, and played basketball. Ali’s father, Bill, is an Emmy-winning director and cinematographer who is considered the leading producer of fashion videos in New York.



Good foot quickness with ability to reach and hook opponents. Quick out of stance and into defender. Usually the low man, using hips and arm extension to lock out and control his man. Has leg drive to drive his man backward and finish. Consistent with hand placement in run and pass. Plays with advanced technique for a Division III player. More than held his own at the Senior Bowl against both quickness and strength. Moved from tackle to guard with no issues during the week of practice. Outstanding NFL Scouting Combine with impressive showing on bench press (30 reps).


Played against inferior athletic competition and wasn't challenged enough. Gets caught leaning and lunging. Lets inferior athletes get to his edge. Average with redirect. Has short legs. Needs to add more thickness through entire body.

Draft Projection

Round 2 or 3

Sources Tell Us

"Everyone is talking about Marpet non-stop but I see a player who is stiff and who is a project. He may end up being a player but I wouldn't trust him to give you snaps for the first couple of years." - NFL Director of Personnel

NFL Comparison

Eric Kush

Bottom Line

Has the body type and movement of a zone-scheme center with guard potential. Technically sound and has athleticism to become an NFL starter, but must prove he can handle the substantial jump in power and speed he will see. Looked strong enough at the Senior Bowl, but he could be a year away from being ready. Ascending prospect with a chance to be one of the steals from this year's group of interior blockers.
-Lance Zierlein
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.