Nico Siragusa-OL-San Diego State
Size: 6’5 330lbs

Nico Siragusa

Get to know Nico: No, Nico is not related to Tony Siragusa. But the fact that people are asking that question means he’s gotten on the college football radar with his outstanding play up front. The third-team Associated Press All-American started every game as a senior, earning first-team All Mountain West honors for the second straight year. In fact, Siragusa started all 41 games over the past three years at left guard for the Aztecs, one big reason Donnel Pumphrey set the NCAA career rushing record. Siragusa started the opener of his redshirt freshman season at right guard, as well, before playing behind the veterans the rest of the year.

Strengths:

  • Strong
  • Balance
  • Drive blocker
  • High character

Analysis: Nico Siragusa has a compact, girthy frame with thickly muscled arms. Low center of gravity with adequate hip bend to unlock power. Strong core. Able to scoop under defenders and root them out. Drive blocker with strength to win individual battles. Better-than-expected maneuverability when asked to pull. Able to redirect his weight. Has anchor to pass-set at shallow depths and handle bull rushers. He plays with a nasty side that coaches and teammates will love.

Weaknesses:

  • Slow out of stance
  • Struggles to get to second level
  • Inconsistent hand placement
  • Lunges too often

Analysis: Nico Siragusa labors coming out of his stance. He struggles reaching linebackers on the second level. Hands are a little slow with inconsistent placement. Impatient with punch and will get caught lunging. Has to work to keep weight balanced in pass sets. Unable to punch and mirror, allowing active rushers a pathway to his edge.

NFL Comparison: Marshal Yanda

Draft Projection: Round 3-4

 

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