Scouting Report: Adam Ulatoski

Written by Will Spencer on February 19, 2010




Adam Ulatoski


Position: OT School: Texas
Height: 6’5 1/2" Weight: 300 lbs
Class: Senior 40 time: 5.48

Overall Grade:

5.38

Draft Projection:

5th Round


Non-position specific categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 5
Speed 8 4
Quickness/Agility 10 5
Strength/Explosion 10 5.5
Athletic Ability 8 4
Durability 8 5
Character 6 6
Production/Experience 6 5
Toughness 8 7
Potential 10 7


Offensive Lineman Specific Categories

Category

Max. Value

Grade

Pass Blocking 10 6.5
Run Blocking 10 7
Awareness 8 6
Hand Placement 6 4.5
Pulling/Trapping/Second Level 6 4
Footwork 8 4.5
Leverage 8 5.5



Explanation of Player Grading System


Strengths

Good size with long arms. Plays with a nice, wide base. Adequate hand placement. Average awareness level. Experience at both right and left tackle, but footwork suggests right tackle is best fit for NFL. When locked on a pass rusher, can usually control him. Smart player that knows what to do, but gets physically outmatched at times. Always gives 100% and doesn’t give up on a play.

Weaknesses

Not a natural knee bender. Ineffective against a good speed rusher and will get caught reaching. Doesn’t have ideal upper body strength. Not quick enough to get out in the flats for a screen pass effectively. Loses leverage and will often allow defenders to get inside his reach. Poor footwork and lack of quickness will limit him from playing as a starting left tackle in the NFL.

Analysis

Ulatoski has a physical makeup that makes him a good candidate as a developmental player. Smart and coachable, he’ll need to sit and learn for a few years while getting stronger through an NFL weight lifting program. His experience playing both the left and right side make him appealing for a team looking for depth at both positions.

Experience

Experienced at both left and right tackle. Played in 12 games as a freshman at right tackle, starting 7. Played in 11 games, starting 10, as a sophomore (9 at right tackle, 1 at left tackle). Started every game as a junior and senior at left tackle.

Awards and Honors

2009: Second-team All-America by Sporting News. First-team All-Big 12 by The Associated Press. Second-team All-Big 12 by the league’s coaches.
2008: First-team All-Big 12 by the league’s coaches. Second-team All-Big 12 by The Associated Press. First-team Academic All-Big 12 honors.
2007: Honorable mention All-Big 12 by The Associated Press and the league’s coaches.
2006: First-team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News. First-team Academic All-Big 12 honors.

Academics

Graduated from Texas with degree in corporate communications and is enrolled in an advertising graduate program. Two-time first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection

Injuries

Missed 2 games in 2007 with right elbow injury and the injury lingered through 2008, though he missed no games.





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Will Spencer

Will is the founder and President of Draft Breakdown & has been scouting draft prospects since 2002. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the USA Today Draft Preview Magazine, the official website of the Baltimore Ravens, Ravens Insider and The Orange and Brown Report. Will has previous playing experience as a defensive end in the AFA, is currently a member of the Football Writers Association of America and graduated from the SMWW Football Scouting course in 2009. See all posts by Will Spencer.