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  • Eslinger

    This is the overview from his profile on nfl.com, sounds good for us!

    Eslinger won the Outland Trophy as the top linemen in the nation, but was not anywhere close to being the best senior offensive lineman. Eslinger's foot quickness, flexibility and athletic ability are what have enabled him to be a productive college center despite being undersized. Consistently gets off the ball and into blocking position before the defensive tackle. Has the rare playing speed to be able to pull and lead block on outside runs. When he stays under control and over his feet, he can stay on and maintain his blocks very well out in space. But when he get lazy and bends at the waist, he ends up on the ground way too often. He is a smart lineman who coordinates the entire offensive line very well and consistently works well to make adjustments. Additionally, when he has no one to block, he helps the other offensive linemen and will crush the defensive linemen they are blocking with a very hard hit from the side. Overall, Eslinger is not ideal for every NFL team, but for teams like Kansas City and Denver who need their offensive linemen to be quick and athletic more than strong and physical, he will become a good starting center. However, if he ends up going to a team that asks him to be a strong at the point of attack, he will really struggle and will get pushed around.
    RIP Darrent Williams

    We'll all miss you

  • #2
    Originally posted by JakeToRod16to80
    This is the overview from his profile on nfl.com, sounds good for us!

    Eslinger won the Outland Trophy as the top linemen in the nation, but was not anywhere close to being the best senior offensive lineman. Eslinger's foot quickness, flexibility and athletic ability are what have enabled him to be a productive college center despite being undersized. Consistently gets off the ball and into blocking position before the defensive tackle. Has the rare playing speed to be able to pull and lead block on outside runs. When he stays under control and over his feet, he can stay on and maintain his blocks very well out in space. But when he get lazy and bends at the waist, he ends up on the ground way too often. He is a smart lineman who coordinates the entire offensive line very well and consistently works well to make adjustments. Additionally, when he has no one to block, he helps the other offensive linemen and will crush the defensive linemen they are blocking with a very hard hit from the side. Overall, Eslinger is not ideal for every NFL team, but for teams like Kansas City and Denver who need their offensive linemen to be quick and athletic more than strong and physical, he will become a good starting center. However, if he ends up going to a team that asks him to be a strong at the point of attack, he will really struggle and will get pushed around.
    Made for Denver - with those nimble feet. Looks as if this could have been a good pickup for us.

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    • #3
      This guy will be a great back up in his first year. He will be able to back up both guard slots and center. He is perfect for us, I just cant believe this guy fell this far!!!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mikemustgo
        This guy will be a great back up in his first year. He will be able to back up both guard slots and center. He is perfect for us, I just cant believe this guy fell this far!!!
        Nalen and him are almost built the same. I could see this kid learning alot from the Vet.

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        • #5
          man, does that ever make me feel better for the future of our center.

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