Photo of Zach Vigil
Grade
5.07 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'2" Height
  • 240LBS. Weight

Overview

2014: Played in 14 games. Recorded 20.5 tackles for loss and registered nine sacks. 2013: Started all 14 games. Earned second-team All-Mountain West honors. 2012: Started all 13 games. Earned second-team All-WAC honors as he ranked second on the team, fifth in the conference and 84th in the nation with 105 tackles. 2011: Played in four games, limited by injury. 2010): Redshirted.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.68 and 4.67 seconds
Vertical jump: 32 inches
Broad jump: 9 feet, 5 inches
20-yard short shuttle: 4.41 seconds
Three-cone drill: 7.11 seconds

Analysis

Strengths

One of the most productive linebackers in college football. Never quits on a play. Active pass rusher who worked well in team blitz scheme. Team leader. Reads pass keys quickly and gets into coverage with depth. Shows awareness in zone and matches up with crossers in his area. Has adequate man-cover skills. Decent hips to open and run. Wrap-up tackler who brings some bang on perimeter tackles. Worker bee who plays with confidence and hustle.

Weaknesses

Gets overwhelmed by offensive linemen. Not a take-on linebacker and below average at slipping blocks. Not as instinctive as production would indicate. Not a natural downhill player. Can get lost in crowd and washed down against run. Benefited from aggressive, attacking scheme. Marginal speed. Doesn't look to punish backs in blitz pickup.

Draft Projection

Round 6 or 7

Bottom Line

His lack of run-game instincts will make it hard to overcome marginal speed when flowing to the sideline and he gets leveraged out of gap by linemen too easily. His production and ability in coverage should get him a look. Needs to shine on special teams to land a roster spot as a backup linebacker. Might be worth a look at the SAM 'backer spot in a 4-3.
-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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