George Asafo-Adjei

Kentucky
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Prospect Info

College
Kentucky
Hometown
Class
OH
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 5"
306 lbs
33 1/4”
Hands
10 1/8”

Prospect Grade

4.98
Should Be in an NFL Training Camp
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
New York Giants
Giants
Round 7 ‧ Pick 18

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"Big George" Asafo-Adjei (pronounced ah-SAH-fo ah-JAY) was born in the Bronx but played his final two years of high school football at Lakota West in Ohio. He was a four-star prospect when he signed with Kentucky (over Florida, Ohio State and others) after achieving all-state status on the football field and wrestling for one season. Asafo-Adjei enrolled a semester early in Lexington, which helped him earn the starting role at right tackle the first three games of his freshman year (he played in 11 games overall). He was a reserve in 12 games the following year before starting 8 of 13 contests at right tackle in 2017. He started 12 games at right tackle in 2018, missing one game due to injury.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Undrafted free agent
Overview
A player who is very respected by teammates despite just one season as a full-time starter. He played right tackle in college but might be asked to swing between tackle and guard as a pro. His upper-body strength allows him to scrap it out in a phone booth, but he lacks the reactive athleticism to maintain engagement when matched with athletes. He'll need to improve his pad level as a run blocker and pass set fundamentals in pass protection in order to become a functional pro.
Strengths
  • Highly respected team captain
  • Possesses big hands and very good power
  • Hit 31 reps on his bench press at pro day
  • Good straight-line quickness
  • Decent lateral footwork on skip pulls
  • Able to maul and torque defenders off-balance
  • Uses upper-body strength to redirect edge attacks
  • Core strength to sustain base blocks versus power
Weaknesses
  • Just one season as full-time starter
  • Plays with high pads to limit any leverage
  • Hands too wide and a tick too slow in initial punch
  • Narrows base as drive-blocker
  • Hunches over from waist on pass sets
  • Struggles to maintain slide quickness inside/outside in pass sets
  • Tendency to lunge at targets
  • Plays with below-average recovery athleticism

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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