Nick Zakelj
Nick Zakelj  OT  Fordham | NFL Draft 2022 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Nick Zakelj
Height
6-6
Weight
316
College
Fordham
Position
OT
Class
Senior
Home town
Broadview Heights, OH
77.0/100
Player Rating
43
PositionRank (OL)
5.13
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Nick Zakelj OT Fordham | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Nick Zakelj OT Fordham
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

SUB-POSITION: Left Tackle
Last Updated: 02/22/2022
Draft Year: 2022
40 time: 5.13 seconds (76%*)
Age: 24.11 DOB: 06/22/1999
Measurables:
Height: 6-6 (56%*) Weight: 316 (52%*)
Hands: 9 7/8 (40%*) Arm: 32 1/2 (12%*) Span: 78 7/8 (1%*)
Forty: 5.13 (C) (76%*) Shuttle: 4.71 (C) (59%*) Ten Yard: 1.72 (C) (83%*)
Vertical: 28.5 (C) (56%*) Broad: 110 (C) (86%*)
Three Cone: 7.75 (C) (57%*) Bench: 27 (C) (70%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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SUB-POSITION: Left Tackle
Last Updated: 02/22/2022
Draft Year: 2022
40 time: 5.13 seconds (76%*)
Age: 24.11 DOB: 06/22/1999
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-6 (56%*) Weight: 316 (52%*)
Hands: 9 7/8 (40%*) Arm: 32 1/2 (12%*)
Span: 78 7/8 (1%*)
Forty: 5.13 (C) (76%*) Shuttle: 4.71 (C) (59%*)
10 Yard: 1.72 (C) (83%*)
Vertical: 28.5 (C) (56%*) Broad: 110 (C) (86%*)
3 Cone: 7.75 (C) (57%*) Bench: 27 (C) (70%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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Overall Rating: 77.0 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
50%
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Pass Blocking:
75%
Run Blocking:
82%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA
Overall Rank: #237 Position rank: #43
College Games: 18 College Snaps: 1225
San Francisco 49ers Drafted: ROUND: 6 - Pick Number: 187 (SF)
Strengths
  • Attacks his man, playing with a wide base and the lateral agility to mirror, sustain and shuffle to help inside. Has the size, strength and quick feet to be effective as a position run-blocker.
  • Solid positional run blocker who flashes the nasty demeanor and killer instinct scouts covet.
  • Dips shoulder and moves his feet to get outside leverage when needed. Strong and low coming out of his stance, effective in short-yardage situations.
  • Best asset is his strength and disposition as a run blocker. Gives a strong initial punch. Plays with good leverage bends at the knees and sees what he's hitting, showing the ability to roll his hips into the defender and drive him off the line of scrimmage.
  • Big athlete with good bulk and a filled-out frame. Stays balanced and doesn't overextend in pass protection. Stays disciplined with good bend and leverage.
Weaknesses
  • A short-area blocker with limited range and doesn't consistently get to the second level. Will play undisciplined at times, especially in space. Lacks a finishing attitude.
  • Flashes the ability to move his man with his hands, but is not yet consistent in this area.
  • Loses leverage battles and plays with high pad level. Can be late off the snap.
  • Needs to work on his technique in pass protection, using more consistent leverage and continuing to move his feet.
  • Heavy footed and lacks elite lateral ability- will struggle with speed rushers and footwork is a work in progress. Bends too much at the waist and overextends himself- often caught lunging and leaning.

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All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
215.2
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
47.0
*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.