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- Highly intelligent and assignment oriented.
- Has started at center, guard and tackle.
- Quick switch and capture of A-gap defender in run blitz.
- Good radar and feel to find his targets on wide pulls.
- Hits his landmarks with accuracy as zone blocker.
- Actively searches for hand resets inside the rush rep.
He has incredible athleticism and if you follow the Josh Norris principle, he has a great chance of being a starter in the NFL.
Since 2010, just 28 Offensive Linemen recorded a 4.47 short shuttle or better at the NFL Combine— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) February 27, 2023
24 were drafted
Those 24 went on to start 84% of their NFL games. It's a cheat code.
Let's 'Moneyball' the NFL Combinehttps://t.co/18vOIzmWlV pic.twitter.com/BPmFhPzjhe
This is a big thing for the Arizona Cardinals and a huge departure from what we saw in the Steve Keim era where they drafted smaller, mediocre athletes on day three hoping to find a gem.
Instead, now you get an undersized center/guard, who has played both in college with incredible athleticism.
Welcome to the desert, Jon.