Photo of Hroniss Grasu
Drafted By: Bears
  • Round 3
  • Pick 7
  • Overall 71
Grade
5.52 ?

Draft Analysis:

"Grasu was highly efficient for Oregon; a four-year starter for the Ducks." -- Mike Mayock

  • 6'3" Height
  • 32 1/8" Arm Length
  • 297LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/4" Hands

Overview

Started all 52 of the games he played in at Oregon, and all 52 were at center. Named second-team All-American, first- team All-Pac 12 and was a Rimington Award finalist for the nation's best center. Missed three games, including Pac-12 Championship Game with a leg injury. Was named first-team All-Pac 12 in 2013 and 2012, starting 26 games. Named a finalist for the Rimington Award in 2013, and earned Oregon's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman award in 2012. In high school, played both offensive and defensive line.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 5.03 and 5.01 seconds
20-yard short shuttle: 4.20 seconds
Three-cone drill: 7.84 seconds

Analysis

Strengths

Takes on challenges up front. Willing to battle against bigger, stronger nose guards. Has big hands and is tough at the point of attack with good functional strength. Loves to play and is a willing worker, according to personnel men. Reestablishes hands into proper placement in pass pro if defender gets hands into his chest. Can pull and hit targets in space. Adjusts to mirror and engage linebackers on second level. Consistently gets to reach blocks.

Weaknesses

Doesn't utilize length effectively. Uses inconsistent hand placement. Handles power players pretty well at point of attack but tends to lose balance when engaging the same players on the move. Marginal acceleration around the corner when asked to pull. Not a leverage winner in short-yardage situations. Needs additional weight.

Draft Projection

Round 3

Sources Tell Us

"He grows on you over time, but he's got some warts. I don't know how he got away with as much holding as he did at Oregon. They will catch that in the pros." -- NFL offensive line coach

NFL Comparison

Brian Schwenke

Bottom Line

While Grasu isn't a powerful center, he does display enough functional strength and movement skills to be able to assimilate into any offensive philosophy. Grasu can play bigger than his listed size and while he doesn't possess any overwhelming qualities or traits, there aren't any glaring holes in his game that should derail him. His leadership and winning pedigree should be a plus with GMs.
-Lance Zierlein
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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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