Geron Christian Draft Profile

Geron Christian draft profile

Strengths:

  • Extremely long arms
  • Can play both tackle positions
  • Has athletic ability to become capable move blocker on next level
  • Former standout basketball player with leftover footwork to prove it
  • Sets with desired posture and smoothness in his slides
  • Uses inside/out approach in pass sets to prevent rushers from accessing his inside edge
  • Athleticism to run edge rushers up and around the pocket
  • Solid hand usage

Analysis: Geron Christian is a three-year starter with experience taking snaps at both tackle spots, Christian possesses good overall athleticism and foot quickness with the arm length NFL evaluators covet. His arm length is elite and once he figures out how to use them he can continue to develop into a solid starter in the NFL. He was a basketball star in high school and his footwork on tape shows that he knows how to use his legs on his large frame. Posture in pass protection is ideal and his athleticism allows him to mirror quick pass rushers. Versatile, playing both tackles positions at Louisville.

Weaknesses:

  • Needs to do a much better job of utilizing his length
  • Fails to get create adequate arm extension to keep defenders at the end of his length
  • Catches rather than punches
  • Recovery strength when beaten is below average
  • Lacks initial pass pro anchor
  • May take time to get comfortable working from three-point stance if asked to
  • Hand placement is below average

Analysis: Geron Christian needs to improve his upper body strength in order make better use of his length in pass protection and to help with redirect blocks. If Christian can improve his anchor and functional power, he could become an average starter, but if not, he will be a swing tackle trying to hold off competition for his job. His 19 reps on the bench press during the combine left scouts wanting more. He strong hands are evident, but he hasn’t figured out how to use them yet–he catches opponents rather than punching them with hose hands. Anchor is below average, getting knocked off his spot consistently. In Louisville’s system he was rarely asked to get in a three-point stance, something he could struggle with at the next level.

What the experts say: “This is one of the most interesting tackles because he has potential. Some of these tackles like the UCLA kid (Kolton Miller) they aren’t going to get much better. This kid just needs more experience and coaching and I think he will be a starter down the road.” — NFC team offensive line coach

Size: 6’6 318lbs

Draft Grade: 3rd Round

NFL Comparison: Rick Wagner

Draft Projection: Round 2-3

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