Kevin Zeitler, OG/OC, Wisconsin
Grade: 7.1 (Grading Scale)
Hands: 32 3/4″ Arms: 10 1/4″
40: 5.39 Bench: 32 Reps Vert: 29″ Broad: 8’5″ 3-Cone: 7.77
Strengths: Ideal interior lineman size and length – Exhibits elite strength both in the weight room and on the field – Displays plus balance – Bends well and can explode out of his stance – Perhaps the best in-line run blocker in the 2012 NFL Draft – Doesn’t let defenders disengage, once he is locked on it is over – Finishes his blocks – Uses angles very well, sets up defenders – Anchors well against the bull-rush, can take a a hit and reset – Very good footwork, plays with his feet underneath him – Has some potential positional versatility, could play some center in a pinch – Smart kid, picks up blitzers with ease.
Weaknesses: Out-quicked at times by defensive linemen, needs to improve his snap reaction – Has a lot of room for improvement in pass protection, doesn’t mirror well due to average change of direction skills – Not as athletic on the move, looked slow on pulls – Struggled at times on the second level – Had some ankle issues during his time at Wisconsin.
Last Updated: April 5th, 2012