John Michael Schmitz
John Michael Schmitz  C  Minnesota | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
John Michael Schmitz
Height
6-4
Weight
320
College
Minnesota
Position
C
Class
Senior
Home town
Flossmoor, IL
86.6/100
Player Rating
7
PositionRank (OL)
5.2
FortyYD Time

John Michael Schmitz C Minnesota | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

John Michael Schmitz C Minnesota
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 5.20 seconds (62%*)
Overall Rank: #49 Position Rank: #7 (OL)
Height: 6-4 (70%*)
Weight: 320 (96%*)
Weight: 320 (96%*)
Hands: 9 3/4 (47%*)
Arm: 32 3/8 (38%*)
Arm: 32 3/8 (38%*)
Span: 79 (66%*)
Span: 79 (66%*)
Date of Birth: 03/19/1999 Age: 23.10
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 5.20 seconds (62%*)
Overall Rank: #49 Position Rank: #7 (OL)
Height: 6-4 (70%*) Weight: 320 (96%*)
Hands: 9 3/4 (47%*) Arm: 32 3/8 (38%*)
Span: 79 (66%*)
Age: 23.10 DOB: 03/19/1999
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Overall Rating: 86.6 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Pass Blocking:
84%
Run Blocking:
94%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 2nd - Mid Position rank: #7
College Games: 48 College Snaps: 2495
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 77/100
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 83 Stars 247 RATING: 83/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.5 (90%)
Draft Profile: Bio
John Michael Schmitz from Homewood-Flossmoor High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Schmitz opted to join Minnesota.

In 2018 as a freshman Schmitz saw action in 5 games and played a total of 17 snaps for the Golden Gophers. He allowed no QB hurries, no QB hits, and no sacks while playing sparingly.

As a sophomore in 2019 he played in 12 games and a total of 452 snaps. He conceded just one QB hurry, one QB hit, and no sacks while playing at center.

In 2020 as a junior Schmitz saw action in 6 games and totaled 422 snaps. He gave up 4 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and no sacks while playing at center.

In 2021 as a senior Schmitz saw action in 13 games and played a total of 837 snaps for the Golden Gophers. He allowed a solid 5 QB hurries, no QB hits, and no sacks while playing at center.

In 2022 as a fifth year senior Schmitz saw action in 12 games and played a total of 767 snaps for the Golden Gophers. He allowed a solid 5 QB hurries, one QB hit, and 2 sacks while playing at center.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Outstanding on reach blocks, showing good initial quickness and flexibility to seal the backside. He’s a heady player who is quick to recognize and react to twists and stunts up front, and Schmitz shows a good sense of timing on combo blocks.
  • Mauler in the run game, playing with a nasty disposition and showing excellent snap and punch quickness.
  • In the run game, he explodes off the line of scrimmage and consistently gets out to the second level to do damage.
  • Schmitz has good size and power, firing off the line of scrimmage and capable of creating movement in the run game.
  • Has the strong leg drive to create movement at the line of scrimmage, consistently putting defenders on the ground.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Could be a liability against speed-to-power pass rushers early in his career.
  • Has a bad habit of panicking - lunging, and grabbing rather than trusting his athleticism to get him in position, which could lead to frequent flags for holding.
  • Has good-not-great feet. Dealing with speed on the edge will likely be a problem, especially because he’s more comfortable moving forward as a run blocker than Schmitz is retreating as a pass protector.
  • Pass protection is a potential issue; while he has a good initial punch and is fairly good with his hands, he’s heavy-footed and tends to stop his feet when he makes contact. He’ll struggle to mirror against quickness.

John Michael Schmitz percentiles vs other Center's (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

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How other scouting services rate John Michael Schmitz (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
49.2
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
8.0