Photo of Cameron Tom
Grade
4.85 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'4" Height
  • 287LBS. Weight

Overview

This pivot man with a relatively slim build and two first names has been a staple on the Golden Eagles' line the past four seasons; quarterback Nick Mullens would be the first to tell you that his success is directly related to the play of his snapper and leader of the line. Tom has garnered first-team All-Conference USA recognition in each of the last two seasons, starting all 27 games in the middle. He lined up for all 12 games at center in 2014, receiving honorable mention notice, following a Conference USA All-Freshman season in which he started nine times at the right tackle spot.

Analysis

Strengths

Full-time, three-year starter. Has good lower body thickness. Patient blocker up to the second level. Climbs with a wide base trying maximize his ability to get a piece of darting linebackers. Takes quality angles to his blocks. Tries to sink and get as much bend and torque into his initial contact. Strikes with upward punch and is able to extends arms for more control. Able to withstand bull rush attempts and anchor down in pass pro.

Weaknesses

Straight-legged with narrow base into angle blocks. Inconsistent working feet and hips into position to secure his move blocks. Plays with below average balance in space and through contact. Needs to add more mass and improve his core strength. Slow to adjust assignments when needed. Snap to step quickness is off. Poor reactions and awareness at times against twists.

Draft Projection

UDFA

Bottom Line

Tom looks bigger than his listed weight, so it will be interesting to see where he measures at the Shrine Game and combine. Tom has good arm length and decent anchor, but he's a very average run blocker who will need more technique work to lock in a roster spot.
-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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