Friday, March 31, 2017

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Ethan Pocic

Ethan Pocic, LSU
6-6, 310
Pocic played in six games as a freshman for LSU after enrolling the previous spring, and started nine of those games.
He started nine games as a sophomore, splitting time between guard and center, and was named second team All-SEC as a junior. He was named as an All-American and 1st team All-SEC pick as a senior.
The Good
He can play anywhere on the line with equal ability.
Hard worker with excellent aggression.
Excellent hand work, and adjusts very well.
Has excellent ability as a solid blocker, and reds defenses very well. Knows when to help his teammates out.
Can get to the second level after finishing at point of contact.
Excellent leverage as a pass blocker.
Does not over commit. Very patient.
Excellent control in space, and works well on pull blocks.
Calls the plays from center.
The Bad
Does not have top flight strength, and is a bot tall for center, and may have to move to guard.
Plays with poor pad level, and stays too upright at times.
Can get bull rushed.
Lacks in upper body strength.
Defenders tend to get by him off his edges.
Final Overview
Pocic is the requisite smart player who can start at Center and call plays from the line. He also adds value as a utility lineman, as he has experience across the line. He has some issues with his overall core strength right now, but that can get worked out at the next level with a strong strength coach. Overall, if you need a center, he is by far the best available in this draft class, and with a little work, he could be a starter for years to come.

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