Photo of Dillon Day
Grade
4.98 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'4" Height
  • 299LBS. Weight

Overview

2014: Started 12 games at center and missed the Texas A&M contest due to SEC suspension. 2013: Started 12 games and played in all 13 contests at center. 2012: Started all 13 games at center. 2011: Started nine games at center and appeared in all 13 games.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 5.23 and 5.24 seconds

Analysis

Strengths

Intelligent with strong competitive streak. Rarely busts on tape and is assignment-oriented. Good vision and anticipation of twists and games up front. Can come off of block quickly to pick up twist or blitzer. Thick through middle with good bubble. Plays with desired toughness at the point of attack and is a fighter in tight quarters. Not always pretty, but gets guys blocked.

Weaknesses

Plays with knee stiffness that hinders his leverage and overall athleticism. Has issues with ducking head into defender upon contact. Is an upright push blocker. Fails to generate power and is forced to rely on toughness and sheer will over technique and strengths. Will engage before feet are set, causing him to lose balance. Defenders get into him first too often, causing his hands to widen out. Below desired level for change of direction.

Draft Projection

Priority free agent

NFL Comparison

Patrick Lewis

Bottom Line

It isn't easy to maintain a starting position for four years in the SEC unless a player is competitive and tough. Day's competitive nature, toughness and football intelligence give him a shot, but his lack of athleticism could make it difficult for him to finish assignments consistently as a pro.
-Lance Zierlein
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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