Draft Profile: BioJoshua Gray from Rancho Cucamonga High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Gray opted to join Oregon State.
In 2019 as a freshman Gray saw action in just one game and played a total of 14 snaps for the Beavers. He allowed no QB hurries, no QB hits, and no sacks while playing sparingly.
As a sophomore in 2020 he played in 7 games and a total of 514 snaps. He conceded 7 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and 2 sacks while playing at left tackle.
In 2021 as a junior Gray saw action in 13 games and totaled 896 snaps. He gave up a disappointing 17 QB hurries, 8 QB hits, and 2 sacks while playing at left tackle.
In 2022 as a senior Gray saw action in 12 games and played a total of 781 snaps for the Beavers. He allowed 11 QB hurries, 6 QB hits, and no sacks while playing at left tackle.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Understands angles and plays with good leverage. Gray has long arms and heavy hands, using them effectively in pass protection, and Gray has a strong enough initial punch to get an edge on quick sets.
- Showing some nastiness to his game, he will sustain blocks through the whistle, thriving when he’s in the phone booth.
- He’s a coordinated athlete who can win at the point of attack in the run game, and he can also move to consistently land blocks at the second level.
- Displays good awareness when it comes to reading moving bodies, effectively reacting and adjusting. Gray also shows a good feel for combo blocks.
- Willing to attack and punches multiple times to finish the play. Quick to pick up edge blitz and shows no panic, easily adjusting angles and resetting his feet. Can recover and reset his anchor. Rarely late off the snap.
- Lone concern is handling the superquick NFL edge rusher. Foot speed and quickness are very good, but not elite.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- 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 Gray is retreating as a pass protector.
- Not physically imposing and has average overall strength. Upper body gets over his feet too often and he easily loses his balance.
- Sometimes he simply gets too impatient to sit back in his set, reaching and lunging and generally playing with poor balance.
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