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IOL Scouting Reports - 2024

Bird’s Eye View: Positional Analysis

The 2024 IOL class, like the OT class, has superb top end talent and quality depth where starters will be found in the late rounds in April. Most notable would be the amount of future starting NFL centers that are draft eligible this spring, led by Zach Frazier (West Virginia) and Jackson Powers-Johnson (Oregon), both of whom look like first round draft picks. Amongst the guards in this class, there are plenty of future starters available led by Cooper Beebe (Kansas State), Graham Barton (Duke), Kingsley Suamataia (BYU), Brandon Coleman (TCU), Christian Mahogany (Boston College), and Christian Haynes (Connecticut).

Positional Grade: A-

Cooper Beebe / Kansas State

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Player Comparison:
Quenton Nelson / Indianapolis

Cooper Beebe / Kansas State

6032 / 322 / 9.2” Hands / 31.4” Arms / 78.1” Wingspan

5.01 40 / 27.5” vertical / 9’1” broad jump / 20 reps (225 lbs)

Ideal size and length with a wide base. Plays with excellent bend. Technician who is always in position and is assignment responsible. Extremely strong and powerful and can reset the LOS with strength. Moves effectively out to the second level and gets good fits in the run game. Powerful drive blocker. Plays balanced and under control and adjusts to movement and games well. Anchors well and is difficult to bull rush. Should be able to start in the NFL as a rookie.

Zach Frazier / West Virginia

6025 / 313 / 10.7” Hands / 32.2” Arms / 78.4” Wingspan

Good height, weight, and girth. Plays with great leverage and a wide base. Difficult to bull rush due to knee bend. Athletic and can pull out to the second level. Strong and can get movement in short yardage situations. Technically proficient and fundamentally solid. Shoots hands, latches on, and maintains control of the defender. Very smart and makes the line calls. Accomplished high school wrestler – four-time state champion. Broke his leg and missed the end of the season but was able to work out at the combine. Ideal combination of power and agility at OC.

Zach Frazier / West Virginia

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Landon Dickerson / Philadelphia

Graham Barton / Duke

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Player Comparison:
Zion Johnson / LA Chargers

Graham Barton / Duke

6053 / 313 / 9.3” Hands / 32.7” Arms / 79.6” Wingspan

29.5” vertical / 9’0” broad jump

Prototypical size and build for an OT with good arm length. Athletic. Mirror and slides well – smooth and easy. Smart and is aware of late blitzes, stunts, and games. May lack some desired strength but is technically solid and his positioning and adjustments are text book. Pulls easily out to the second level and looks like an ideal candidate to play OG or OC.

Kingsley Suamataia / BYU

6045 / 326 / 10.5” Hands / 34.2” Arms / 82.1” Wingspan

5.04 40 / 28” vertical / 9’3” broad jump / 31 reps (225 lbs)

Extremely big with a huge frame. Huge wingspan. Great athlete who covers ground long pulling in the run game. Impressive movement skills. Very easy kick slide. When he extends arms and places his hands on the defender, the defender is typically neutralized. Very good grip strength – but hand placement is inconsistent. Balanced and adjusts to movement well. Cousin of All-Pro OT Penei Sewell (Lions).

Kingsley Suamataia / BYU

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Trey Smith / Kansas City

Zak Zinter / Michigan

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Elgton Jenkins / Green Bay

Zak Zinter / Michigan

6057 / 309 / 9.3” Hands / 33.4” Arms / 81.1” Wingspan

Possesses prototypical size, mass, and length. Plays with bend and tenacity. Can pull out to the second level. Powerful puncher who can shock with his mitts. Plays with a wide base and handles games and stunts well. Strong and can reset the LOS with power. Balanced and is a quality pass protector. Left OSU game with a season-ending injury and unable to participate in All-Star game and combine activities during the postseason. Injury may impact draft status but his game film is excellent and he still looks like a day 2 draft pick.

Christian Haynes / Connecticut

6026 / 317 / 9” Hands / 33.4” Arms / 79.6” Wingspan

5.03 40 / 33” vertical / 8’6” broad jump / 25 reps (225 lbs)

Very good size with a solid frame and a huge wingspan. Four-year starter at ORG for the Huskies. Plays with a wide base. Excellent leverage and plays with great bend. Anchors well against the bull rush. Light feet and moves easily out to the second level. Alert and aware to games, stunts, and delayed blitzes. Hands have plenty of shock but placement is inconsistent. Has only played ORG at UCONN but appears to have the length and athleticism to play ORT in a pinch.

Christian Haynes / UCONN

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Shaq Mason / Houston

Sedrick Van Pran-Granger / Georgia

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Andre James / Las Vegas

Sedrick Van Pran-Granger / Georgia

6041 / 298 / 9.4” Hands / 31.3” Arms / 78.5” Wingspan

5.20 40

Very good size, although reach is less than desired. Very strong and difficult to bull rush – anchors extremely well. Extremely experienced and reliable pivot. Works well in combination blocks. Plays with a wide base. Knee bender. Effective moving out to the second level but struggles the farther he has to move. Has started more than 33 games in his career in Athens.

Christian Mahogany / Boston College

6033 / 314 / 10.4” Hands / 33.4” Arms / 81.5” Wingspan

5.14 40 / 32.3” Arms / 9’1” broad jump

Excellent size with a wide base and an extremely large wingspan for an OG. Plays balanced with good bend. Strong and can unroot DL in the run game. Effective puller - moves smoothly and can lead out to the second level. Slides and picks up games and stunts well. Smart and works well in combination with the other OL. Strong punch but placement is inconsistent. Team runs behind him on key downs – reliable and dependable. 2022 season ended by knee injury and medical evaluation will impact his draft status.

Christian Mahogany / Boston College

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Anthony Bradford / Seattle

Dominick Puni / Kansas

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Tyler Steen / Philadelphia

Dominick Puni / Kansas

6051 / 313 / 10.2” Hands / 33.3” Arms / 81.1” Wingspan

5.36 40 / 30” vertical / 8’11” broad jump

Ideal size and length with the reach desired at OT.  Plays with good bend and a wide base. Light feet and slides laterally well. Good strength and power. Needs continued development in hand placement and shock of his punches. Extremely versatile and can play any offensive line positions - looks like a potential NFL center.

Trevor Keegan / Michigan

6053 / 310 / 10” Hands / 32.3” Arms / 78.3” Wingspan

5.24 40 / 30.5” vertical / 8’11” broad jump

Very good size and length for an IOL. Strong and physical and handles size and power well. A bit of a waist bender and loses some power as a result. Smart, alert, and aware to games and stunts. Good athlete but best in the box, where his power can be featured. Looks for work and is active along the line. Improved steadily through his time in Ann Arbor.

Trevor Keegan / Michigan

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Wyatt Teller / Cleveland

Javion Cohen / Miami, Fl

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Player Comparison:
O'Cyrus Torrence, Buffalo

Javion Cohen / Miami, Fl

6043 / 324 / 9.7” Hands / 34” Arms / 80.4” Wingspan

26.5” vertical / 8’8” broad jump / 22 reps (225 lbs)

Transfer from Alabama. Ideal size and frame with a large reach. Sets low and plays with great bend. Strong – can move size due to power and technique. Very difficult to unroot due to bend and anchor. Very good run blocker. Limited lateral agility and he has difficulty adjusting to movement or late blitzes. Nice placement of hands but needs to add some more shock to his punch.  

Brandon Coleman / TCU

6044 / 313 / 10.6” Hands / 34.5” Arms / 84” Wingspan

4.99 40 / 34” vertical / 9’6” broad jump / 34 reps (225 lbs)

Possesses ideal size and length for OT with a tremendous wingspan. Very good athlete with light feet and good agility – slides and mirrors effectively. Bends effectively and adjusts to movement and late blitzes well. Anchors well against the bull rush. Movement skills look tailor made for OG in the NFL.

Brandon Coleman / TCU

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Tyler Smith / Dallas

Jackson Powers-Johnson / Oregon

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Frank Ragnow / Detroit

Jackson Powers-Johnson / Oregon

6033 / 328 / 9.7 Hands / 32.2” Arms / 78.4” Wingspan

Extremely large and powerful center with the body, mass, and length desired in the middle of the line. Plays with great leverage and a wide base – nearly impossible to bull rush. Intelligent and alert – makes the line calls. Not overly mobile or agile but adjusts to movement and games well. Can effectively short pull but is best in the box. Strong and can reset the LOS with power. Won the 2023 Rimington Award as the nation’s top collegiate center.

Drake Nugent / Michigan

6014 / 299 / 33” Arms / 78.1” Wingspan

5.23 40 / 29.5” vertical / 8’5” broad jump

Transfer from Stanford. Desired size and length for an IOL. Quick into his block. Can generate movement due to outstanding leverage and leg drive. Technician with athletic limitations. Very good hand placement although could use more shock in his punch. Very intelligent and has handled line calls at Stanford and Michigan.

Drake Nugent / Michigan

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Cesar Ruiz / New Orleans

Tanor Bortolini / Wisconsin

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Tyler Linderbaum / Baltimore

Tanor Bortolini / Wisconsin

6042 / 303 / 10” Hands / 31.4” Arms / 77.5” Wingspan

4.94 / 32.5” vertical / 9’4” broad jump / 21 reps (225 lbs)

Ideal size for an IOL – solid mass, adequate length, and plays square to the line. Balanced and plays with desired bend. Quick into position and shoots his hands to good effect – engages and controls the NT with solid fundamentals and good strength and power. Athletic and quick – very effective pulling out to the second level. Has some difficulty handling size and power on his nose.

Keaton Bills / Utah

6044 / 321 / 10” Hands / 32.4” Arms / 79.4” Wingspan

5.38 40 / 29.5” vertical / 8’5” broad jump / 24 reps (225 lbs)

Looks the part of an IOL – wide base and well-distributed mass. Good length and reach. Works well in combination blocks. Does not play with great bend, gets too straight-legged, and is susceptible to a strong bull rush. Very strong and can neutralize both speed and power when he latches on. Limited lateral agility and needs to play in the box to be effective

Keaton Bills / Utah

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Nate Herbig / Pittsburgh

LaDarius Henderson / Michigan

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Jonah Jackson / LA Rams

LaDarius Henderson / Michigan

6041 / 309 / 10.5” Hands / 35” Arms / 84.6” Wingspan

20 reps (225 lbs)

Transfer from Arizona State where he was an All-PAC 12 OG in 2022. Ideal size and length for OLT. Strong, physical, and most effective in the run game. Powerful and gets movement consistently in the run game. Short sets in pass pro and with Michigan’s quick passing offense and may lack quickness to stay at OT. Waist bender who has difficulty handling bull rushes at OT. Skill set projects better to OG in the NFL.

Mason McCormick / South Dakota State

6042 / 309 / 10” Hands / 32.7” Arms / 81.5” Wingspan

5.08 40 / 35.5” vertical / 9’9” broad jump

Tall, well-built IOL with the body type of the classic old school OG. Outstanding reach. Waist bender but is physically strong, powerful, and tough. Shoots hands with purpose and intent. Plays nasty and brings his lunch box to work each day. Deceptively athletic and can pull surprisingly well. Has extensive playing experience in a pro-style system.

Mason McCormick / South Dakota State

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Quinn Meinerz / Denver

Isaiah Adams / Illinois

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Player Comparison:
John Simpson / NY Jets

Isaiah Adams / Illinois

6042 / 315 / 9” Hands / 33.7” Arms / 81.7” Wingspan

5.22 40 / 24.5” vertical / 8’6” broad jump

Excellent size and length for an IOL. Good agility and movement skills. Waist bender who sometimes has balance issues and can be defeated by power or speed. Enough size and athletic ability to project to an OG/ORT prospect. Strong and when he gets his hands on you, it’s over. Has extensive playing experience at both OT and OG.

Layden Robinson / Texas A&M

6034 / 302 / 10.4” Hands / 34.5” Arms / 81.4” Wingspan

26.5” vertical / 9’3” broad jump

Very good size and build with a huge wingspan. Good agility – moves well laterally. Stays balanced with a good base. Athletic enough to pull. Good power. Smart and aware. Has some difficulty adjusting to movement. Works well in combination blocks. Powerful punch but placement is inconsistent. Very experienced with multiple years of starting experience in the SEC.

Layden Robinson / Texas A&M

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Alex Cappa / Cincinnati

Karsen Barnhart / Michigan

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Sean Rhyan / Green Bay

Karsen Barnhart / Michigan

6044 / 306 / 9.7” Hands / 33.3” Arms / 81.2” Wingspan

5.21 40 / 29.5” vertical / 9’3” broad jump

Good height, mass, and a large wingspan. Has experience at ORT and OG. Technically proficient and gets movement in the run game through leverage, power, and effort. Not a great athlete and ends up on the ground too much. Limited lateral agility for OT but has the power to move big DTs off the ball in the run game inside at OG.

Matt Lee / Miami, Fl

6035 / 301 / 9.2” Hands / 32.1” Arms / 78.5” Wingspan

5.04 / 31” vertical / 9’3” broad jump

Transfer from UCF. Good frame and stature for IOL but lacks some mass and desired size to handle power on his nose. Smart and gets good positioning in the run game. Plays too straight-legged and is susceptible to power. Athletic and can reach the second level. Has some difficulty with shotgun snaps in wet weather. Nice placement of hands but with little shock or power in his punch.

Matt Lee / Miami, Fl

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Mitch Morse / Jacksonville

Jacob Monk / Duke

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Creed Humphrey / Kansas City

Jacob Monk / Duke

6030 / 308 / 10” Hands / 32.3” Arms / 79” Wingspan

5.09 40 / 24.5” vertical / 8’6” broad jump / 22 reps (225 lbs)

Possesses ideal height with a thick build and a wide base. Long arms with a sizeable reach. Strong. Plays low, sinks his hips, and is incredibly difficult to bull rush. Athletic and adjusts to movement well. Works well in combination blocks. Smart and is responsible for the line calls. Has the quickness and agility to pull and lead outside runs.

Andrew Raym / Oklahoma

6040 / 314 / 10” Hands / 32.4” Arms / 78.6” Wingspan

5.42 40 / 24.5” vertical / 7’11” broad jump

Ideal size and build with a wide base. Plays with great bend and a wide base. Quick into his block. Good technician who uses positioning well to neutralize the DT. Gets movement on drive blocks and can uproot size on his nose. Moves well and works effectively in double teams. Good communicator – responsible for the line calls. Needs to sustain blocks better – could use more shock in his punch. Susceptible to bad snaps when there is size on his nose. Has difficulty with speed and quickness on his nose.

Andrew Raym / Oklahoma

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Conner McGovern / Buffalo

Jarrett Kingston / USC

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Damien Lewis / Carolina

Jarrett Kingston / USC

6042 / 306 / 9.6” Hands / 32.1” Arms / 78.1” Wingspan

5.02 40 / 31.5” vertical / 9’3” broad jump / 32 reps (225 lbs)

Ideal size and build for an IOL with enough size but lacking some desired length for OT. Athletic and can long pull effectively. Plays with good bend and base. Moves easily and has light feet. Lacks some desired power and can have difficulty handling bull rushes. Needs to improve hand use and punch power.

Nick Samac / Michigan State

6040 / 307 / 9.6” Hands / 32.6” Arms / 79” Wingspan

Good size, length, and mass for an IOL. Smart and aware and works well on combo blocks. Plays with good leverage and knee bend. Extremely experienced with years of starting experience in the Big Ten. Shoots hands with purpose and when he latches on, he typically wins the encounter. Very good body positioning and is fundamentally solid in terms of technique. Makes the line calls. Has been injured a lot during his college career. Senior season ended by injury.

Nick Samac / Michigan State

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Steve Avila / LA Rams

Ed Montilus / North Carolina

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Player Comparison:
Ben Cleveland / Baltimore

Ed Montilus / North Carolina

Very good size, frame, overall length, and a significant wingspan for an IOL. Very strong. Good twitch at the snap. Throws a stiff punch, latches on, and controls the defender. Great grip strength. Good athlete and has decent lateral agility but he’s most effective in the box. Plays a bit too straight-legged but is powerful enough to compensate for it. Alert and looks for work. Smart and tough.

Dylan McMahon / North Carolina State

6033 / 299 / 9.3” Hands / 31.6” Arms / 75.1” Wingspan

5.10 40 / 33” vertical / 9’7” broad jump

Experienced pivot who lacks ideal size and length. Adjusts well to movement. Extremely athletic with great mobility and agility – pulls out to the second level effectively. Has some difficulty with size on his nose. Lacks some desired strength and power. Needs to add some more shock to his punch. Intelligent and makes the line calls.

Dylan McMahon / North Carolina State

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Evan Brown / Arizona

X'Zauvea Gadlin / Liberty

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Sam Cosmi / Washington

X'Zauvea Gadlin / Liberty

6032 / 322 / 10.2” Hands / 33.2” Arms / 81.1” Wingspan

5.50 40 / 24” vertical / 8’0” broad jump / 25 reps (225 lbs)

Transfer from Tulsa. Very good size, mass, and overall length with a tremendous wingspan. Very effective run blocker. Strong and holds the POA well. Plays with good bend. Alert and aware and looks for late blitzers. Not overly athletic and is most effective in the box. Short sets in pass pro and blocks in a read option offense that doesn’t require traditional pass blocking techniques – needs continued development.

Charles Turner / LSU

6035 / 303 / 9.3” Hands / 34” Arms / 83.1” Wingspan

31” vertical / 9’1” broad jump

Solidly built pivot with a wide base and very good length. Balanced and handles movement well. Possesses enough strength and power to handle size on his nose. Moves well and can pull out to the second level. Very experienced – 25 career starts at center at LSU.

Charles Turner / LSU

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Garrett Bradbury / Minnesota

Kingsley Eguakun / Florida

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Erik McCoy / New Orleans

Kingsley Eguakun / Florida

6036 / 304 / 10.1” Hands / 32.4” Arms / 80.2” Wingspan

26 reps (225 lbs)

Very good size with good length and a thick build. Plays with good leverage. Smart and aware and picks up games and stunts well. Can pull and seal effectively. Strong and can generate a push. Handles the bull rush well due to a wide base and a solid anchor. Powerful punch but needs improved accuracy.

Matt Jones / Ohio State

6034 / 316 / 9” Hands / 32.5” Arms / 80.4” Wingspan

5.21 40 / 28” vertical / 8’7” broad jump

Ideal frame and length for an IOL. Athletic and can pull effectively out to the second level. Plays with a wide base and very good knee bend. Alert and aware – head is on a swivel looking for work. Has difficulty handling a powerful bull rush. Lacks some power. Needs to improve hand use and power.

Matt Jones / Ohio State

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Mike Onwenu / New England

Doug Nester / West Virginia

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Teven Jenkins / Chicago

Doug Nester / West Virginia

6062 / 310 / 32.4” Arms / 81.2” Wingspan

Excellent height, build, and length. Experienced OT who may lack the lateral agility to stay outside. Adjusts well to movement and games. Good bend. Limited lateral agility and range but can mirror and slide effectively in a small area. Strong and is an effective drive blocker.

Jack Freeman / Houston

6023 / 296 / 31.7” Arms / 78.3” Wingspan

Lacks ideal size and length but has a solid frame and a wide base. Smart, aware, and alert to games, stunts, and late blitzes. Very good communicator – responsible for the line calls. Strong and plays with excellent bend. Engages and drives on run blocks. Latches on with strong hands and controls the defender. Handles size on his nose well. Athletic and can be effective out to the second level.

Jack Freeman / Houston

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Drew Dalman / Atlanta

Jeremy Flax / Kentucky

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Trent Brown / Cincinnati

Jeremy Flax / Kentucky

6054 / 343 / 9” Hands / 33.1” Arms / 81.7” Wingspan

5.64 40 / 28” vertical / 8’4” broad jump

Extremely big man with girth and reach desired at OT. Very powerful – very good drive blocker. Lacks the feet, athleticism, and agility to play OT in the NFL. Limited athleticism and struggles with speed off the edge. Size and power translates well to OG.

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