Ethan Pocic NFL Draft Profile
Size: 6’6 310lbs
- High football IQ
- Great character
- Solid lateral movement
- Strong hands
Analysis: Ethan Pocic is one of the most versatile lineman in this year’s draft. He can play any position on the five-man unit offering whichever team selects him a lot of roster flexibility. He is a very determined player. Shoots hands inside defenders frame and keeps them there. Shows the hand strength and body control to “ride the bull” against stronger players while remaining engaged. Rapid lateral movement allows him to slide along his gap to pick up blitzers. Pass sets feature adequate base width and solid hand quickness. Fluid combo-blocker who glides easily to his second-level targets with good angles. Patient blocker on second level. Able to wait as long as possible for committing to his block in space. Athletic on pull blocks and screens and able to make blocks well down the field. Smart and makes the offensive calls.
- Tall for center
- Leverage issues due to height
- Could add more muscle
- Struggles against larger lineman
Analysis: Pocic’s flexibility is great, but some scouts question whether he will be a Center in the NFL for the long-term. Considered tall for a center, he tends to lose some leverage battles because of it. Athletic ability offset by below-average core strength. Doesn’t play with the pad level or leg drive to uproot defenders without help. Gets jarred by power across from him. Upper body strength needs work. Anchor will always be an issue against zero-technique nose guards. Gives into pocket pushers, creating traffic in the backfield. Defenders able to drive through his edge and redirect attempts.
NFL Comparison: Max Unger
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