Photo of Nico Siragusa
Drafted By: Ravens

Combine Results

Grade
5.54 ?
  • 5.35 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 28 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 32.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 110.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.71 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.56 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

The Ravens ranked 28th in rushing YPG in 2016. Siragusa is a run-blocking specialist (watch some Donnel Pumphrey tape) with starting ability. Strong value pick in the 4th round. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'4" Height
  • 33 1/2" Arm Length
  • 319LBS. Weight
  • 10 5/8" Hands

Overview

No, Nico is not related to Tony Siragusa. But the fact that people are asking that question means he's gotten on the college football radar with his outstanding play up front. The third-team Associated Press All-American started every game as a senior, earning first-team All Mountain West honors for the second straight year. In fact, Siragusa started all 41 games over the past three years at left guard for the Aztecs, one big reason Donnel Pumphrey set the NCAA career rushing record. Siragusa started the opener of his redshirt freshman season at right guard, as well, before playing behind the veterans the rest of the year.

Analysis

Strengths

Compact, girthy frame with thickly muscled arms. Low center of gravity with adequate hip bend to unlock power. Strong core. Able to scoop under defenders and root them out. Drive blocker with strength to win individual battles. Better-than-expected maneuverability when asked to pull. Able to redirect his weight. Has anchor to pass-set at shallow depths and handle bull rushers. Showed a little more nasty in his game as a senior than he did in junior season. Great in the locker room and well liked.

Weaknesses

Labors coming out of stance. Tends to pop upright and is delayed in his lateral movements. Reach blocks and cut-off blocks on middle linebackers are mission impossible. Hands are a little slow with inconsistent placement. Impatient with punch and will get caught lunging. Has to work to keep weight balanced in pass sets. Unable to punch and mirror, allowing active rushers a pathway to his edge.

Draft Projection

Rounds 3-4

Sources Tell Us

"I like him a lot. I don't see a lot of drop-off between him and Josh Garnett from last year." -- NFC West Coast scout

NFL Comparison

Chris Kemoeatu

Bottom Line

Three-year starter with a penchant for power, but lacking the functional lateral movement to do consistent work outside of his phone booth. Has an NFL-ready frame with the ability to open holes for the running back but will likely appeal to power teams only. Pass protection could be a recurring issue early in his career.
-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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