Monday, April 3, 2017

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Jon Toth

Jon Toth, Kentucky
6-5, 307
Toth was a five year player at Kentucky, who redshirted his first season in Lexington. He started for parts of his freshman campaign, and was named to the All-SEC freshman team. He then started 48 straight games for the Wildcats at Center, and earned first team All-SEC honors as a senior.
The Good
Attacks his blocks with good leverage, and plays with solid body control in space.
Rock solid at opening up running lanes.
Good power in his legs, can drive a block home.
Seems to play his best against the best competition.
Very good hand work.
Solid anchor, cannot be bull rushed.
Hard worker, will get the job done.
The Bad
Not a great athlete overall, and lacks any kind of functional quickness.
Footwork needs some help.
Is a better run blocker than a pass blocker.
Quicker defenders can get by him with good burst off the snap.
Does not redirect well, and is a bit too straight line.
Point of attack blocker, does not get to the next level very well at all.
Can be caught lunge blocking.
Final Overview
If you need a guy for a solid run push on short yardage, this is your guy, but his lack of athleticism does not scream every down lineman. He does not seem to have a lot of the traits that Elflein or Poncic possess, and giving him a 4th round grade feels a little high. I can see him slipping down the order.

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