Photo of Chase Farris
Grade
5.15 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'5" Height
  • 310LBS. Weight

Overview

Farris played in 42 games over four seasons for the Buckeyes, including starting every game during the team's run to the national title during the 2014 season. As a freshman, Farris switched from the defensive line to offensive line.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 5.17 seconds
Vertical: 26 1/2 inches
Broad jump: 8 feet, 6 inches
Short shuttle: 4.8 seconds
3-cone: 7.85 seconds
Bench: 22 reps of 225 pounds

Analysis

Strengths

Compact frame with stocky upper body and strength in his hands. Pass sets offer up good quickness in kick ­slides. Good sand in his pants and has the natural core to anchor up once bull­rush is underway. Flashes NFL power as a run blocker. Different player when allowed to fire out and create push. Caves in down­blocks and was able to widen running creases into gaping holes for Ezekiel Elliott. Many of his technical flaws will be correctable and he projects beyond his inconsistent tape.

Weaknesses

Extremely raw with his technique and instincts. Played defensive line in 2013 and in high school and has very limited starting experience on offensive line. Pass protection was exceedingly sloppy as a tackle. Punch was often non­existent or was very poorly timed. Allowed rushers into his chest and edges without enough resistance. Average athlete in space. Leaves feet behind after contact causing issues with block security and balance. Takes inconsistent angles as run blocker and in pass pro. Slow and ineffective with cut­blocks.

Draft Projection

Undrafted free agent

NFL Comparison

Dakota Dozier

Bottom Line

Former defensive lineman who, with more experience at guard, should be able to unlock more of his nasty once he’s able to react more and think less. His lack of experience and technique make him a project, but he has drive blocking traits that should be fleshed out by teams looking for power at guard. While the move inside should play more to Ferris’ strengths, his issues with pass protection will take much more time to correct.
-Lance Zierlein
C
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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