Beau Benzschawel

Wisconsin
OL06

Prospect Info

College
Wisconsin
Hometown
Class
WI
r-Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 6"
309 lbs
33 3/8”
Hands
9 5/8”

Prospect Grade

5.53
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
5.24
Seconds
 
Bench Press
20
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
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INCHES
 
Broad Jump
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INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
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20 Yd Shuttle
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60 Yd Shuttle
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Playlist

Benzschawel (pronounced BEN-shawl) and his brother, Luke, followed their father (Scott) and uncle (Eric) as Badgers. The first-team All-State tight end/defensive end redshirted his first year in Madison to bulk up, and then missed the first five games of the 2015 season with an injury suffered in fall camp. Benzschawel started the final eight games of that year, six at right tackle and two at right guard. He worked his way into a second-team All-Big Ten performance in 2016 as a 14-game starter at right guard, and then garnered third-team Associated Press All-American and first-team All-Big Ten honors as a junior after starting all 14 games to the right of the center. Benzschawel was a first-team AP All-American and all-conference selection as a senior, starting all 13 games at right guard for Wisconsin.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 5
NFL Comparison
Mike Remmers
Overview
Tall, pass-blocking specialist who will need to prove he can be serviceable against NFL power in the run game to become a future starter. Benzschawel plays with good technique and an understanding of blocking concepts in the run game, but might lack the play strength at point of attack NFL teams look for. However, his allure to GMs and offensive coaches could be his ability to match up against athletic, sub-package rushers in today's quickness-oriented rush approaches.
Strengths
  • Multi-sport athlete in high school
  • Stays low with good bend and lean as pull blocker
  • Well-coached and fundamentally sound
  • Consistent footwork for zone blocks and double teams
  • Creates his leverage with upward strikes and hand positioning
  • Has grip strength to hang on against forceful shed attempts
  • Clear eyes to sort through twists and blitzes to find his work
  • Ankle flexion and hip sink to brace up against power rush
  • Battles through the snap and doesn't like to give in
  • Former offensive tackle with feel for varying punch timing
  • Uses wide base and effective mirror quickness to make himself wide in pass pro
  • Has athletic ability and physical tools to handle most pass rushers.
Weaknesses
  • Performances lacked consistency this season
  • Tackle build creates issues firing out with proper pad level
  • Poor success rate against interior power
  • Excessive fight and strain just to try and neutralize in base blocks
  • Below-average core and upper-body strength
  • Needs to take better initial angles into contact to win first phase and gain positioning
  • Might lack upper-body strength to punch and lock out in pass pro.
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