Photo of Ian Silberman
Drafted By: 49ers

Combine Results

Grade
4.7 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'5" Height
  • 294LBS. Weight

Analysis

Strengths

Plays much stronger than his weight would lead you to believe. Keeps a wide base and stays balanced throughout contact. Well-built and well-proportioned frame. Naturally powerful and has the strength to withstand bull rushers. Played tackle at Boston College. Has flashed power in his hands and doesn't get caught over-setting in pass protection.

Weaknesses

His feet seem to move at half speed. Doesn't sustain blocks. Has problems changing direction and struggles badly when trying to hit moving targets on the second level. Must do better job of working feet to improve positioning as run blocker. Carries hands too low when setting up in pass pro. Played for run-heavy, play-action based team, so he has limited experience in pass protection. Full-time starter for only one year.

Draft Projection

Undrafted

NFL Comparison

Paul Fanaika

Bottom Line

Played right tackle at Boston College, but is better suited to be a guard due to his power and lack of foot quickness. Silberman has some physical limitations, but he has the balance and natural power that should intrigue NFL teams.
-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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