Zach Sieler

Ferris St.
DE

Prospect Info

College
Ferris St.
Hometown
Class
Pinckney, MI
Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 6"
290 lbs
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Hands
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Prospect Grade

5.46
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade

2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
Baltimore
Ravens
Round 7 ‧ Pick 20
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By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 5-6
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Anthony Zettel
Overview
When teams scout prospects from small schools, they are looking for plus physical and athletic traits and they are looking for them to dominate their level of competition. Sieler whipped the competition in front of him on a regular basis and his traits are right in line with the NFL average for his position. Sieler played 4-3 defensive end and would bump inside as a rusher, but his playing style and size scream old-school, 3-4 defensive end. Sieler needs to prove that his production can translate at a reasonable level as a pro, but he has the size and ability to become a legitimate player in the league.
Strengths
  • Good combination of size, length, and power
  • Ran a 4.83 forty yard dash and posted 31 lifts on the bench press
  • Completely owned opponents with 50.5 tackles for loss and 26.5 sacks over last two years
  • Comes out of his stance with low pads and plenty of aggression
  • Gathers weight and unleashes a walloping blow into initial contact with blockers
  • Shows ability to drive through a blocker once he gets to the edge
  • Uses upper body power and above average hip snap to help challenge and stall double teams
  • Plays with heavy, violent hands
  • Desired level of body control to withstand contact and make plays
  • Has strength in his punch for quick disengagements when he wants to
Weaknesses
  • Level of competition along the offensive line was well below par
  • Needs to improve his counters as an interior rusher
  • Reliance upon extended effort and strength to overcome early blocks may not work in NFL
  • Basic arm-over wins may get neutralized and he'll need to add to his pass rush portfolio
  • Will need to improve handwork at the point of attack
  • Allows blockers into his frame a little too often

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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