Andrew Van Ginkel

Wisconsin
LB

Prospect Info

College
Wisconsin
Hometown
Class
Rock Valley, IA
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 3"
241 lbs
32 1/2”
Hands
9 3/8”

Prospect Grade

4.99
Should Be in an NFL Training Camp
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Miami
Dolphins
Round 5 ‧ Pick 13
40 Yard Dash
--u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
17
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
38.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
123.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
6.89
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.14
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

Playlist

Van Ginkel made a name for himself in 2017 while attacking quarterbacks and making plays in coverage. The Iowa product did not start for the Badgers, but made 39 tackles, 10 for loss, 6.5 sacks, two interceptions, two pass breakups, and two forced fumbles. He started 11 games as a senior (missing two with an ankle injury) and earned third-team All-Big Ten honors by collecting 46 tackles, seven for loss, 4.5 sacks, two pass breakups, and a blocked kick. Van Ginkel traveled a bit before landing in Madison for his junior year, starting his collegiate career at the University of South Dakota. Van Ginkel was a first-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference and conference newcomer of the year as a redshirt freshman in 2015 (56 tackles, 18 for loss, nine sacks, two forced fumbles in 11 starts at defensive end.) He transferred to Iowa Western Community College after his coach retired from USD, posting 50 tackles, 13 for loss, and 3.5 sacks in 2016.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 7
Overview
Unimposing 3-4 outside linebacker with decent athletic ability but a concerning lack of aggression as a run blocker and consistency as a pass-rusher. Van Ginkel has the motor to tally stats with effort and secondary rush, but he needs a better rush plan and more proactive hands to set him up for success in attacking the quarterback. He will need a lot more strength and toughness to hold up as a run defender, but his length and production on special teams could give him a shot at the back end of the roster or on a practice squad.
Strengths
  • Active with consistent energy
  • Put tallies in a variety of stat columns across the board
  • Carries some special teams value on kick-block and cover teams
  • Will play through pain
  • Has adequate athletic ability to play in space
  • Plays with change of direction and agility to hound rollouts and scramblers
  • Functional spin counter might have life as rusher
  • Might have foot quickness to inside rush counter
  • Ability to elude blocks with subtle upper-body turn
  • Adequate range as tackler
Weaknesses
  • Linear build lacks broadness and brawn
  • Thin and lacking power to set the edge
  • Gets manhandled by tackles and unable to hold his ground
  • More aggression at point of attack is mandatory
  • Hand usage below average
  • Allows blockers easy access to his frame
  • Rush rarely finds quality half-man attack on the outer edge
  • Can't bend and flatten at the top of his rush
  • Rush missing aggressive hand fighting to open doors
Sources Tell Us

"He's a pretty good athlete and he's going to test better than people think. I would bet you he ends up making a team as a special-teamer." -- Personnel executive with AFC team

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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league