Scouting Report: Zane Beadles

Written by Rob Engle on April 20, 2010




Zane Beadles


Position: OG School: Utah
Height: 6’4 1/8" Weight: 310 lbs
Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 5.65

Overall Grade:

5.71

Draft Projection:

3rd-4th Round Fringe


Non-position specific categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 4.5
Speed 8 4
Quickness/Agility 10 6
Strength/Explosion 10 6.5
Athletic Ability 8 4.5
Durability 8 7
Character 6 6
Production/Experience 6 6
Toughness 8 6
Potential 10 7


Offensive Lineman Specific Categories

Category

Max. Value

Grade

Pass Blocking 10 7.5
Run Blocking 10 6
Awareness 8 7
Hand Placement 6 4.5
Pulling/Trapping/Second Level 6 3
Footwork 8 4.5
Leverage 8 7



Explanation of Player Grading System


Strengths

Started 50 career games and was a 4 year starter (3 at LT, 1 at LG) for the Utes. Solid at just about everything. Plays with very good leverage and doesn’t let people under him. Is a very smart player, reportedly scoring a 36 on the wonderlic, and shows great awareness. Sustains blocks until the end of the play.

Weaknesses

Not a great athlete. Doesn’t have good foot speed and he will struggle against quicker lineman. Doesn’t get a lot of push in the run game. Doesn’t have a lot of upside.


Analysis

Beadles isn’t a great athlete, which is why most project him to guard in the NFL. He is a smart player with decent measurables and great production. He’ll be a mid round pick and could probably start early on and be a solid player.


Experience

Began starting as a redshirt freshman and has started at multiple positions on the offensive line ever since.

Awards and Honors

2009: 1st team All-MWC. Academic All-MWC. 1st team All-American by several outlets.
2008: 1st team All-MWC.
2007: 2nd team All-MWC.
2006: n/a

Academics

Mechanical engineering major at Utah.

Injuries

Missed one game in 2008 with a sprained knee.




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Rob Engle

Rob Engle scouted privately starting in 2004. Rob participated in an internship with the Baltimore Ravens scouting department and is continuing his professional career by attending Miami University (Ohio) to obtain a degree in Strategic Communication. Rob is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America. See all posts by Rob Engle.