Draft Profile: BioZak 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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