Markus Zusevics Scouting Report
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Markus Zusevics Scouting Report

Position: OT
Conference: Big10
School: Iowa Hawkeyes
Year/Status: Declared
Jersey Number: #56
Height & Weight: 6'5 - 300 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Undrafted

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
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Markus Zusevics, OT, Iowa

Markus Zusevics is a well-rounded offensive line prospect who can play multiple positions. He could slide inside to guard or stay at right tackle since his biggest asset is his run-block and pull outside of the tackle box. Zusevics exhibits a strong center of gravity, rarely leaning and overextending into his blocks. He shows a good burst to get off the line and uses his lower body well to open up running lanes quickly.

As a pass blocker, he has the necessary quickness and lateral agility to seal outside and redirect pass rushers. His knee-bend is a bit stiff, causing him to get pushed upright when bull-rushed, but overall his technique is sound. By adding some strength to his back and upper body, he'll do better to absorb the shock while also holding his ground.

Overall, the combine didn't do much to boost his stock, which is why he rates as a late-round flier. Given his low ceiling and undesirable athleticism, it is not likely he latches onto a team as anything more than a backup.

Last Updated Feb-29-2012 by Matt De Lima

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