Photo of Adam Bisnowaty
Drafted By: Giants

Combine Results

Grade
5.45 ?
  • 5.23 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 23 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 29.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 96.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 8.02 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.94 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Bisnowaty missed time in 3 of his 4 years as a starter due to injury, so that contributed to this draft slot. He's got starter upside down the road but he needs to stay healthy enough to earn camp and practice reps. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'6" Height
  • 33 7/8" Arm Length
  • 304LBS. Weight
  • 11 3/8" Hands

Overview

One of the top 20 offensive tackle prospects in the country according to recruiting services, Bisnowaty decided to stay in-state to play his college ball. As a redshirt freshman, he started eight games at left tackle, missing the final four contests because of a back injury. BIsnowaty manned the blind side for 10 games in 2014 and 12 in 2015, when he was named first-team All-ACC by league coaches. He missed one game in each of those seasons with an ankle injury. Bisnowaty repeated the first-team accolades as a senior, playing every game at the left tackle spot for the Panthers.

Analysis

Strengths

Well-built with proportional frame. Length is average, but his attention to arm extension helps make the most of it. Possesses good upper-body strength and his pass punch has some snap to it. Aggressively passes off twisting defensive ends to his guard. Does a good job of thumping at initial contact as run blocker. Rolls hips up under him after contact as a base blocker. Controlled climber to second level with a wide base. Wrestler in high school. Brawler with a mean streak. Able to exchange power for power if defender challenges him in a phone booth. Gets into his kick slide with good weight distribution.

Weaknesses

Has missed time in each of his first three seasons with injuries to his ankle twice and back once. Limited bender with stiffness in his lower half. Unable to unlock hips and gain necessary ground in his pass sets. Lack of slide depth against speedy edge rushers forces him to open gate early and lunge. Appeared much more plodding in 2016 compared to his junior season. Struggles to change direction and unable to redirect weight back inside consistently enough to cut off inside moves. Able to get out into space but has a low connection percentage beyond line of scrimmage. Pad level way too high. Rarely able to get across the face of his opponent when zone blocking.

Draft Projection

Round 5

NFL Comparison

Daryl Williams

Bottom Line

Four-year starter with plenty of toughness. Appeared to struggle with an athletic decline in 2016, which could be due to his injury history. In a phone booth, Bisnowaty can handle himself with pure brawn and power, but once he's forced to play in space, his athletic limitations become more pronounced. He'll likely have to move to the right side, but athletic opponents will always cause him problems. His ceiling could be as a low-end starter while his floor is fighting for a roster spot within a couple of years.
-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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