Photo of Andy Janovich
Drafted By: Broncos
  • Round 6
  • Pick 1
  • Overall 176

Combine Results

Grade
5.16 ?
  • 4.81 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 30 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 34.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 119.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.28 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.32 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.95 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

The Broncos will use Janovich's skill set primarily on special teams, but he's got enough in the tool belt to be a lead-blocker and short yardage weapon in this league. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'1" Height
  • 31 5/8" Arm Length
  • 238LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/4" Hands

Overview

The walk-on tradition at Nebraska is strong, with many players becoming stars after failing to receive a scholarship before arriving on campus. Janovich was an All-Nebraska pick at running back and linebacker, while also winning two state wrestling titles (one at 220 pounds and one at 189 pounds). The Cornhusker staff decided to combine his experience as a ballcarrier with his love of physical play, moving him to fullback. He played in 11 games, starting two, as a true freshman (3-4 rushing, 2-13 receiving) before contributing in 13 games in 2013. Janovich battled through rehabbing a knee injury at the start of his junior season, playing in all 13 games to aid Ameer Abdullah's quest for 1,000 yards and starting the final two. He had his most prolific season as a senior, running the ball 42 times for 265 yards and three scores and catching two passes for 58 yards. Despite the drop in NFL teams looking for true fullbacks, Janovich earned an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine, possibly due to his special teams process (13 tackles in 2015).

Analysis

Strengths

Rare running fullback with short-area wiggle to make defenders miss. Grinds through contact and can break tackles en route to grinding out additional yardage. Might have value as short yardage runner in pros. Runs feet through downhill contact on iso blocks. Can help as blocker in pass pro. Special teams cover specialist with 13 tackles this season. Can play elephant in pros and cover kickoffs. Weight room warrior.

Weaknesses

Could be limited by scheme fit. Doesn't have girth teams look for in hammer-­head lead blocker. More of a positional blocker than kick-­out blocker against edge setters. Has habit of ducking head into blocks. Limited experience in passing attack.

Draft Projection

Rounds 6 or 7

Sources Tell Us

"He's a dude! Loves to bang weights and hunt. My kind of guy. They didn't ask him to catch the ball much, but I think he can do it." -- Big Ten scout

NFL Comparison

Mike Burton

Bottom Line

Undersized H-back with the ability to give teams a carry here and there and do enough as a blocker to warrant consideration on the roster. Janovich was an extremely productive special teamer this season and if he can prove himself to be an adequate pass­ catcher, he could find his way onto a roster and get some snaps. Fullbacks and H-backs have limited draft value, but Janovich has a good shot at making a roster once he gets into camp.
-Lance Zierlein
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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