Wyatt Teller

Virginia Tech
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Prospect Info

College
Virginia Tech
Hometown
Class
Bealeton, VA
r-Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 5"
314 lbs
34”
Hands
10 1/4”

Prospect Grade

5.54
Chance to Become NFL Starter
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2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
Buffalo
Bills
Round 5 ‧ Pick 29
40 Yard Dash
5.24
Seconds
 
Bench Press
30
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
29.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
114.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.45
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.84
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
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William Wyatt Teller started his Hokie career on defense, as he was rated one of the top defensive linemen in the country after being named the Virginia state Defensive Player of the Year as a senior in high school (120 tackles, 11 sacks, four forced fumbles). He redshirted while moving from defensive end to offensive tackle in 2013, and then to guard in the spring of 2014. Teller, one of the strongest players in the country both in the weight room and functionally on the field, played in all 13 games in 2014, starting the final six at left guard. His conversion was complete as a sophomore, starting 12 of 13 games played at the left guard spot. Teller's play in 2016 garnered him honorable mention All-ACC notice, as he showed mobility and awareness in blitz pickup to go along with that strength in 14 games (12 starts). Coaches voted him first-team all-conference for his play as a 13-game starter at the left guard spot in 2017.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 3-4
NFL Comparison
Christian Westerman
Overview
Teams will have to figure out why Teller's consistency and effort level dropped so drastically from 2016 to 2017 if they want to draft him. He has the play strength, body control and hand usage you want from an interior player, but his tape simply wasn't trustworthy this season. Teller has limitations, but he also has enough in the toolbox to work with. He'll be a fit as a backup with eventual starter potential in a power-based scheme if he can revert to his 2016 form.
Strengths
  • Built like a block of granite with a well-proportioned, muscular frame
  • Carries high percentage of lean muscle mass and is a weight room freak with a 400-pound power clean, 460-pound bench press and a 600-pound squat
  • Can punch and press defenders out of his frame with no worries
  • Uses well-targeted, accurate hand placement
  • Consistently locks arms out in pass pro and uses them as powerful brace to stand his ground
  • Possesses excellent body control and is able to maintain balance through contact with ease
  • Ornery play demeanor suited him in 2016
  • Shows an ability to center and sustain as drive blocker
Weaknesses
  • Doesn't look like the same player in 2017 that we saw in 2016
  • Often looked lackadaisical in his movement with overall effort level lacking
  • Didn't see the same level of aggression in his play as in 2016
  • Tight-hipped, short-strider
  • Straight-line mover who lacks lateral agility
  • Play speed and functional quickness took a dip when asked to play in space
  • Often ineffective as pull-blocker
  • Feet get sleepy on angle blocks and combinations
  • Appeared to have assignment busts at times
  • Didn't "find work" as much as he needed to
Sources Tell Us

"He was one of my favorite offensive linemen in the entire conference entering the season and he just got worse as the season went on. He's not the same player he was last year. I don't know if he had a falling out with the coaching staff or what, but he looked like he checked out. I know he's a much better player than he showed this year." - ACC Analyst

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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