Michael Jurgens
Michael Jurgens  C  Wake Forest | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Michael Jurgens
Height
6-4
Weight
296
College
Wake Forest
Position
C
Class
Junior
Home town
Damascus, MD
70.2
Player Rating
66
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

Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 5.20 seconds (62%*)
Overall Rank: #369 Position Rank: #66 (OL)
Height: 6-4 (70%*)
Weight: 296 (22%*)
Weight: 296 (22%*)
Hands: 9 1/4 (13%*)
Arm: 32 3/8 (38%*)
Arm: 32 3/8 (38%*)
Date of Birth: 01/01/2000 Age: 23.1
*Percentile calculated 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: #369 Position Rank: #66 (OL)
Height: 6-4 (70%*) Weight: 296 (22%*)
Hands: 9 1/4 (13%*) Arm: 32 3/8 (38%*)
Age: 23.1 DOB: 01/01/2000
*Percentile calculated 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: 70.2 / 100
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Game performance weighted rating
Pass Blocking:
72%
Run Blocking:
61%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #66
College Games: 40 College Snaps: 2418
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%)
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 an impressive 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 an impressive 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 an impressive 9 QB hurries, no QB hits, and 2 sacks while playing at center.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Exhibits good patience in pass protection, sitting back in his set rather than leaning and lunging.
  • When his hand placement is right, Jurgens has the strong grip that allows him to manhandle opponents. Jurgens plays with a mean streak and keeps the nastiness going through the whistle.
  • Outstanding in the screen game, both because of his instincts to deceive defenders and mobility to get out in front and land blocks.
  • Understands angles and plays with good leverage. Jurgens has long arms and heavy hands, using them effectively in pass protection, and he has a strong enough initial punch to get an edge on quick sets.
  • He’ll appeal to man-blocking teams, and he’s a fairly high-upside developmental pick when considering his value in the run game.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Could be a liability against speed-to-power pass rushers early in his career.
  • Has a bad habit of panicking on reach blocks, lunging, and grabbing rather than trusting his athleticism to get him in position, which could lead to frequent flags for holding.
  • As a pass protector, Jurgens gets caught reaching and lunging when matched up against quickness.
  • Has fairly heavy feet, struggling to mirror against quicker defenders. Jurgens lacks the range to get out as an effective puller, and he can often look stiff when moving out into space and zeroing in on bodies.

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

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How other scouting services rate Michael Jurgens (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
357.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
99.0