Kevin Zeitler Scouting Report

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Kevin Zeitler Scouting Report

Position: OG
Conference: Big10
School: Wisconsin Badgers
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #70
Height & Weight: 6'4 - 315 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Second Round
Drafted 1.27 in 2012 by CIN

2012 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash5.39
Bench press32
Vertical jump29.0
Broad jump8'5
Three-cone drill7.77
20-yard shuttle4.61

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Kevin Zeitler, OG, Wisconsin

Kevin Zeitler may be one of the better interior linemen in the nation. Using great technique and blessed with a frame with long arms and strong base, he's tough in the middle. Zeitler really gets after defenders and plays tough until the whistle. He's a multi-year starter on the interior.

If he can work on his reaction time off the snap, there wouldn't be much to critique in his game. Most of his problems stem from the occasions when the defenders gets their hands on him first. When he can drive forward and lean into his block, he can manhandle his man and open things up inside. As a pass protector, he does well to anchor and to hold his ground while absorbing the pass rush. He is one of the better run-blocking prospects in this draft class.

Improving his hand placement (which isn't bad by any means) will make up for what he lacks in athleticism. His footwork is solid, but he is so strong in his lower half that he hasn't yet needed refinement.

His continued development should make him a reliable offensive lineman in the NFL for many years.

Last Updated Feb-29-2012 by Matt De Lima

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