Draft Profile: BioJustin Dedich from Chaparral High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Dedich opted to join USC.
In 2018 as a freshman Dedich saw action in just 2 games and played a total of 3 snaps for the Trojans. He allowed no QB hurries, no QB hits, and no sacks while playing sparingly.
As a sophomore in 2019 he played in 4 games and a total of 183 snaps. He conceded an impressive 5 QB hurries, one QB hit, and no sacks while playing most of his snaps at center.
In 2020 as a junior Dedich saw action in just 2 games and totaled 102 snaps. He gave up just 3 QB hurries, no QB hits, and no sacks while playing at center.
In 2021 as a senior Dedich saw action in 12 games and played a total of 534 snaps for the Trojans. He allowed just 3 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and no sacks while playing most of his snaps at left guard.
In 2022 as a fifth year senior Dedich saw action in 12 games and played a total of 843 snaps for the Trojans. He allowed 11 QB hurries, no QB hits, and no sacks while playing the majority of his snaps at right guard, and the rest at left guard.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Dedich gets off the snap quickly, and Dedich is consistently able to generate movement at the point of attack, typically finishing those blocks strong.
- Displays good awareness when it comes to reading moving bodies, effectively reacting and adjusting. He also shows a good feel for combo blocks.
- Exhibits good patience in pass protection, sitting back in his set rather than leaning and lunging.
- Has smooth lateral movement skills with good foot quickness. First off the snap and sets quickly. Aggressive and extends his arms into contact, delivering a sharp punch.
- On the short and stocky side but has the lateral agility and punch to make up for it. Finishes plays and will reset to recover and drive linemen out of the play.
- Has the natural power to move defenders at the point of attack. He also has the agility and speed to get out in front and land blocks at the second level. Dedich also shows a good understanding of angles when climbing to the second level.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- His physical gifts were enough to get by against collegiate opponents, but Dedich had trouble with bull rushers when facing quality competition, which is potentially a problem in the NFL.
- Very raw technique, playing with inconsistent hand placement fails to sustain blocks.
- Clearly more comfortable moving forward than sliding back as a protector.
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