Draft Profile: BioLuke Wypler from St Joseph Regional High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Wypler opted to join Ohio State.
In 2020 as a freshman Wypler saw action in just 3 games and played a total of 15 snaps for the Buckeyes. He allowed no QB hurries, no QB hits, and no sacks while playing sparingly.
As a sophomore in 2021 he played in 13 games and a total of 860 snaps. He conceded an impressive 7 QB hurries, one QB hit, and no sacks while playing at center.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Hand placement is excellent, and Wypler shows a good understanding of angles when climbing upfield
- Does a nice job on the second level, moving upfield quickly and showing the flexibility and balance to land blocks in space.
- Finds defenders with his hands immediately and gets feet moving to engage and sustain.
- Adequate foot quickness to remain outside. Can get to the second level with surprising agility when adjusting to moving defenders. Underrated athleticism, agility, balance, and even straight-line speed to contribute.
- In the run game, he plays with a mean streak and does a nice job generating a push at the initial point of attack. Wypler can get outside and does a decent job landing blocks in space.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Will punch at smaller defenders instead of latching on and is more of a mauler than mover in the running game. Can improve maintaining outside leverage when doubling the nose. Ducks his head and gets too upright, causing him to fall off second-level blocks.
- Not physically imposing and has average overall strength. Upper body gets over his feet too often and Wypler easily loses his balance.
- Raw as a pass protector, looking choppy and unnatural when moving back into his set, often playing too upright.
- As a pass protector, he gets caught reaching and lunging when matched up against quickness.
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