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Hroniss Grasu 2015 NFL Draft scouting report

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The Ducks are bringing a talented center to this year's draft.

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Hroniss Grasu

  • Position: Center (OC)
  • Class: Senior (redshirt)
  • College: Oregon
  • Ht/Wt: 6'3", 297 pounds

Scouting Report

Hroniss Grasu is not going to fit every system. He's too small to stick anywhere other than center, and his skill set requires a more mobile zone blocking system, as opposed to a power blocking setup, in order to excel. Grasu has extraordinary agility, pulling to the edge in a hurry and blocking upfield on screens. He gets to the second level with ease and squares his body well to immediately apply the block. Grasu's core power is only average, and he doesn't have a strong anchor against bull rushing; if you ask him to defend a nose tackle one-on-one, you might be in trouble.

His stance can use some improving, as he sometimes stands too upright in pass protection and bends at the waist while run blocking. Grasu does a good job setting up protections pre-snap, but doesn't always identify the right assignments if the defense shifts post-snap.

Grade

In evaluating Grasu, I see a center with some excellent mobility, which is always a big plus. The lack of bulk and power is a little concerning, and that's why I don't think I could project him to a team like Buffalo. In my rankings, I have him as my second rated center, behind Cameron Erving and ahead of Reese Dismukes, the other two players I've projected this offseason.