Scouting Report: John Urschle

Thomas Frank Carr

ESPN Radio 1450 Draft Analyst

 John Urschle  

OG/C r-Sr. Penn State  



Height: 6’3”                              Weight: 313            Arm length: 33”                        40 yard Dash: 5.31

Broad Jump: 102 in                  Bench: 30 reps                    Vertical jump: 29 in            20 yard Shuttle: 4.47         

 


Strengths

·         Incredibly intelligent, near genius level

·         Good technician with solid fundamental

·         Quick feet and good hips, short area quickness is his best attribute

·         Patient pass protector, who sinks his hips and show the ability to anchor

·         Mirrors well

·         Can reach block and seal the hole in the running game

·         Plays with a good pad level

·         Stalks LBs very well on the 2nd level

 

Weaknesses

·         Average athlete, does not have great functional strength

·         Gets blown off the ball

·         Does not have elite size

·         Will be beat by quickness or overpowered by very strong tackles

·         Needs to spend less time on the ground

Analysis:

It would be too easy to start this talking about John Urschle’s intelligence. That’s a given. Overall he’s an average athlete with good hips and feet and nice quickness. He did very well on the bench at the combine but he doesn’t play with the same functional strength. He will be overpowered by superior talent at the next level at guard. The consensus by most scouts is that he would be a very good center at the next level. He can utilize his incredible intelligence to make line calls and his quickness and technique to be an excellent pivot. Think Jeff Saturday. He’ll find a place at the next level.