OL Jermaine Eluemunor, Texas A&M

6’4” – 332 lbs. – 5.22

Moved from London to the United States as a teenager. Has a high-school wrestling background, which is valuable for offensive line prospects. Originally attended Lackawanna College, where he played for two seasons before transferring to the Aggies. Redshirted and spent two seasons as a reserve before becoming a starter this past season, working with the first team for three games at right guard and nine games at right tackle. Massive prospect with plenty of girth; physical profile is excellent for an offensive guard but perhaps a bit unconventional for a tackle, being shorter and thicker than usual. Can overpower opponents in the run game despite playing a little bit upright. More of a wall-off blocker than a drive blocker because his feet aren’t very active at this point, but could become a road-grader if he played with more activity and better leverage. Works to sustain his blocks and seems to have a pretty strong grip. Has a little bit of quickness to block down on an opponent and then position himself to engage a second defender in a phone booth, although his overall range is very limited in the run game; will probably be seen as something of an inline-only option and was rarely asked to cover much ground in college. Plays with a more workmanlike than nasty demeanor on the field. Had some struggles on passing downs this season which may not be indicative of his play as a pro; was a first-year starter who should probably play inside but was pressed into a starting role at tackle for most of the season. A player whose build allows him to easily handle opposing bull-rushers in pass protection. Flashes the ability to work in some powerful shoves. Knee-bender who has a pretty sound kickslide; however, struggles to protect the edge against speed and can be run around because of his lack of lateral quickness. Grabby with his hands; squanders some of his natural power by allowing his hands to get outside instead of punching. Too often “catches” opponents instead of attacking. Has some trouble placing his hands against quick opponents. A prospect with the size and power to interest inline teams as a developmental offensive guard with starting potential, but who probably doesn’t have the lateral quickness to play tackle at a high level. Will probably end up going in the mid-rounds to a team that’s willing to spend some time trying to improve his hand use, punch, and leverage.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s