Scott Quessenberry

UCLA
C

Prospect Info

College
UCLA
Hometown
Class
La Costa, CA
r-Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 4"
310 lbs
31 3/4”
Hands
9 3/4”

Prospect Grade

5.52
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
Los Angeles Chargers
Chargers
Round 5 ‧ Pick 18
40 Yard Dash
5.09
Seconds
Bench Press
25
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
33.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
111.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.5
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.69
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
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Seconds
 
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Scott's brother, David, was a former walk-on at San Jose State who worked himself into sixth-round pick of the Houston Texans in 2013. David was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in June 2014, however, and fought until the spring of 2017, when he could finally return to the Texans. Scott is making his own story, though, and it's a happier one. He was more sought-after as a prospect coming out of Carlsbad, Calif., earning top-10 center grades from recruiting services. Quessenberry burned his redshirt halfway through his first year with the Bruins, playing in seven games and starting five at left guard. Pac-12 coaches recognized him as an honorable mention all-conference performer the next year, as he started the first game at center and then the rest of the year at left guard. Scott faced his own adversity in 2015, redshirting due to having surgeries on both shoulders. He showed no ill effects from the procedures in 2016, however, and returned to play at a first-team all-conference pace per league coaches. Quessenberry started all 13 games at center in 2017, again garnering honorable mention All-Pac-12 notice.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 4-5
NFL Comparison
Evan Boehm
Overview
Burly, barrel-chested center who plays with good balance, body control and consistency. Quessenberry is average with his movements and isn't all that powerful as a drive blocker, but he does generate some pop at the point of attack and he's solid all the way around. He may offer guard flexibility as well which could mean an early stint as a backup with a role as eventual starter at center.
Strengths
  • Starter for better part of four years
  • Good thickness with compact frame from knees to neck
  • Good burst into block fits in run game
  • Cocks and uncoils hips launching into opponent with good force
  • Showed ability to attack and dislodge Stanford's Harrison Phillips on occasion with leveraged blows when they went head-to-head
  • Balanced pass sets with adequate slide and mirror
  • Hands are like vice grips that can latch in
  • Active re-setting hands like a sumo wrestler in attempt to regain opponent's frame when he's being bull-rushed
  • Identifies and spies potential blitzers early on and will peel off and find work if they don't come
Weaknesses
  • Lower body push is below average as drive blocker
  • Initial strike carries force, but drive is missing behind it
  • Long-armed defenders give him trouble
  • Hand placement needs to be more consistent in run game
  • Can be slow to pass off initial twister and allowing a pathway to his quarterback to open
  • Lacks length and reactive athleticism for optimal recovery
  • Very average in space
  • Used on short pulls but doesn't get into his target with plus force
  • Climbs to linebackers can be hit or miss
  • Had surgery on both shoulders forcing him to miss 2015

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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