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Prospect Profiles: John Moffitt

JOHN MOFFITT, OL, WISCONSIN

Triangle Numbers: 6-4, 319, 5.55

Scouting Reports:

Draft Countdown:

Strengths:
• Prototypical height and bulk with thick frame
• Is very strong, tough and extremely powerful
• Gets an outstanding push in the run game
• Can control defenders and sustain blocks
• Able to pull and get to the second level
• Smart with excellent instincts / awareness
• Aggressive, nasty and will finish his blocks
• Mature and a hard worker w/ leadership skills
• Capable of playing any position on the interior
• Has tons of experience versus top competition

Weaknesses:
• Doesn’t have ideal arm length or large hands
• Average base and not stout at point of attack
• Does not show very active or violent hand use
• Tendency to play with high pad level at times
• A little stiff and is not a natural knee bender
• Older than most prospects (25-year-old rookie)
• Might have some health and durability concerns

Sideline Scouting:

Positives: Versatile, will get a lot of looks at Center as well… Good size and reasonably good strength at POA… Good run blocker, with very solid power… Stays low and generally plays with good leverage… Very solid drive blocker… Can get movement and open holes in the running game… Tough, mauler, plays with a mean streak… Can control and steer defender once he locks on… Pulls reasonably well, can get to the second level… Carries his pads well… Adequate flexibility and body control… Attacks his assignments on the move, will throw his body around… Very solid pass blocker… Sets up reasonably quick… Patient, can sit back in his stance and absorb contact, good anchor… Does a nice job extending his arms and working his hands… Good forceful punch… Very solid bender… Good short area slide… Can generally get in the way and establish position.

Negatives: Doesn’t always breakdown well in space… Doesn’t always do an especially good job keeping his feet underneath him… More of a get in the way type than actual contact maker in space… On the ground a little too much… Struggles to maintain good hand placement, hands get too wide and high… Allows defenders inside his pads and will occasionally lose battle for leverage… Can be walked back into pocket… Not very explosive, doesn’t really fire out of his stance… Can be beat by quicker defenders… Can be a little slow resetting.

National Football Post:

Is an above-average bender for his size and does a decent job getting set out of his stance quickly in pass protection. Looks comfortable shuffling his feet and staying patient as a puncher. However, isn’t a real rangy guard and will struggle to mirror in space. Possesses only average lateral range inside and lacks the type of power and hand placement to lock out through on contact once an opposing lineman gains a step. Will get his arms outside the pads of the defenders and can be out leveraged and bullied into the backfield. Now, does look natural sliding his feet and keeping his base down through contact once he get his hands on you, but lacks the type of lateral agility to simply hold up one-on-one on an island inside.

Doesn’t exhibit a great first step off the snap in the run game either. Has a tendency to allow defenders to get into his frame initially and lacks the type of pad level to get under opposing linemen and consistently drive them off the football. Consistently is just forced to turn defenders from the play on contact and ends up on the ground routinely because of it. Looks athletic enough to get out to the second level in the run game and has average range when asked to pull, but really struggles to break down and consistently hit/seal a moving target.

Impression: Wasn’t the type of in-line run blocker I expected and needs to play in tighter quarters in order to be effective. Doesn’t look like much more than a reserve type in the NFL

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GiantsGab Thoughts:

John Moffitt is a mid round offensive line prospect who can play all the interior spots on the line. Smart and strong, he won’t wow you athletically, but he gets the job done, especially in the run game. Physical, tough as nails linemen. Love his versatility. With roster spots precious, having a guy who can play all over the line is key. I don’t know if he is starter material. He’s not very athletic, and will struggle a bit in pass pro. As a versatile backup, he would be very valuable. He fits the Giants mold for offensive linemen: Tough, strong, nasty demeanor. Moffitt would fit nicely.

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