Michael Jurgens
Michael Jurgens  C  Wake Forest | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Michael Jurgens
Height
6-4
Weight
311
College
Wake Forest
Position
C
Class
Senior
Home town
Damascus, MD
73.0
Player Rating
72
PositionRank (OL)
5.2
FortyYD Time

Michael Jurgens C Wake Forest | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Michael Jurgens C Wake Forest
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

SUB-POSITION: Center
Last Updated: 02/28/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 5.20 seconds (62%*)
Age: 24.2 DOB: 01/01/2000
Measurables:
Height: 6-4 (63%*) Weight: 311 (80%*)
Hands: 9 1/4 (24%*) Arm: 32 3/8 (42%*)
Forty: 5.20 (O) (62%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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SUB-POSITION: Center
Last Updated: 02/28/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 5.20 seconds (62%*)
Age: 24.2 DOB: 01/01/2000
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-4 (63%*) Weight: 311 (80%*)
Hands: 9 1/4 (24%*) Arm: 32 3/8 (42%*)
Forty: 5.20 (O) (62%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 73.0 / 100
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Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
73%
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Pass Blocking:
77%
Run Blocking:
77%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA
Overall Rank: #347 Position rank: #72
College Games: 52 College Snaps: 3229
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 77/100
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 86 Stars 247 RATING: 86/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.5 (90%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
James Empey - BYU
92%
Trey Hill - Georgia
91%
Warren Ericson - Georgia
89%
Draft Profile: Bio
Michael Jurgens from Damascus High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Jurgens opted to join Wake Forest.

In 2018 as a freshman Jurgens saw action in just one game and played a total of 8 snaps for the Demon Deacons. He allowed no QB hurries, no QB hits, and no sacks while playing sparingly.

As a sophomore in 2019 he played in 6 games and a total of 45 snaps. He conceded no QB hurries, no QB hits, and one sack while playing at center.

In 2020 as a junior Jurgens saw action in 8 games and totaled 579 snaps. He gave up 5 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and one sack while playing at center.

In 2021 as a senior Jurgens saw action in 13 games and played a total of 948 snaps for the Demon Deacons. He allowed 7 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and 2 sacks while playing at center.

In 2022 as a fifth year senior Jurgens saw action in 12 games and played a total of 838 snaps for the Demon Deacons. He allowed 9 QB hurries, no QB hits, and 2 sacks while playing at center.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Jurgens will have a chance to develop as a right tackle or possibly inside at guard, where Jurgens could be an interesting prospect for a zone-blocking team. If nothing else, that versatility is enough to make him at least a quality reserve.
  • Coordinated when moving to the second level as a run blocker, capable of landing blocks on the move.
  • 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. He also shows a good understanding of angles when climbing to the second level.
  • In the run game, he comes off the snap quickly and is excellent with hand placement. He understands angles, and he displays impressive footwork in moving to the second level, usually getting in position to deliver blocks.
  • Jurgens gets off the snap quickly, and he is consistently able to generate movement at the point of attack, typically finishing those blocks strong.
  • Anchors against larger defenders in the middle; resets hands to maintain distance. Athletic enough to help on nose tackle then pick up twist or late blitzer. Mirrors quick interior rushers. Looks to help the center when uncovered.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Sometimes Jurgens simply gets too impatient to sit back in his set, reaching and lunging and generally playing with poor balance.
  • His size and athleticism are both limited. Orlosky is not a great blocker in space, often struggling with quickness on the second level, and he lacks the range to be used as a puller.
  • He’ll give effort, but doesn’t generate much power at the point of attack. He’s not the type of interior blocker who can re-establish the line of scrimmage, instead relying on angles and technique to win.

Michael Jurgens percentiles vs other Centers (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Michael Jurgens (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
359.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
80.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.