Zak Zinter
Zak Zinter  OG  Michigan | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Zak Zinter
Height
6-6
Weight
315
College
Michigan
Position
OG
Class
Junior
Home town
North Andover, MA
80.4/100
Player Rating
39
PositionRank (OL)
5.3
FortyYD Time

Zak Zinter OG Michigan | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Zak Zinter OG Michigan
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 5.30 seconds (52%*)
Overall Rank: #151 Position Rank: #39 (OL)
Height: 6-6 (94%*)
Weight: 315 (51%*)
Weight: 315 (51%*)
*Percentile caluculated 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: 2024
40 time: 5.30 seconds (52%*)
Overall Rank: #151 Position Rank: #39 (OL)
Height: 6-6 (94%*) Weight: 315 (51%*)
*Percentile caluculated 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: 80.4 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Pass Blocking:
79%
Run Blocking:
77%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 5th Position rank: #39
College Games: 31 College Snaps: 1782
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 80/100
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 89 Stars 247 RATING: 89/100
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.8 (95%)
Draft Profile: Bio
Zak Zinter from Buckingham Browne & Nichols H. S. High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Zinter opted to join Michigan.

In 2020 as a freshman Zinter saw action in 5 games and played a total of 214 snaps for the Wolverines. He allowed just 3 QB hurries, 3 QB hits, and no sacks while playing at right guard.

As a sophomore in 2021 he played in 13 games and a total of 733 snaps. He conceded 11 QB hurries, 4 QB hits, and one sack while playing at right guard.

In 2022 as a junior Zinter saw action in 13 games and totaled 835 snaps. He gave up a solid 6 QB hurries, no QB hits, and one sack while playing at right guard.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Awareness is above-average for his limited experience. Sells trap block and can turn to seal. Fluid getting to and adjust at the second level.
  • Consistently keeps his feet sliding while maintaining power when dealing with speed, often sending speed rushers flying past the pocket
  • Holds his own in a phone booth, firing off the line with good burst, playing with leverage and showing impressive upper-body strength.
  • Outstanding on reach blocks, showing good initial quickness and flexibility to seal the backside. He’s a heady player who is quick to recognize and react to twists and stunts up front, and Zinter shows a good sense of timing on combo blocks.
  • Shows excellent awareness against twists and stunts, and he has the strong, flexible core and wide base to catch and handle moving defenders.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • He’ll occasionally stop his feet when delivering a punch, and Zinter doesn’t play with ideal balance when moving back into his set. He’ll often struggle to mirror if he can’t win early on passing plays.
  • Protecting on an island will be a challenge against rushers who can dip and bend around the edge. He’ll also struggle against good counter moves; he often gets into position on his initial set before failing to sufficiently adjust.
  • Is a little too much of a waist bender, and he doesn’t play with ideal power and functional strength. Most concerning - he often gets caught dropping his head, a bad habit that will have to be corrected.
  • He’s better moving forward than he is retreating as a pass protector, where he often seems to be a bit out of sync.
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How other scouting services rate Zak Zinter (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
112.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
7.0