Tag:Sebastian Vollmer
Posted on: December 12, 2010 2:22 pm
 

Another import?

Two years ago, Sebastian Vollmer wowed scouts with his 6-7, 315-pound frame, raw talent and athleticism as two-year starter at the University of Houston and during practices leading up to the East-West Shrine game.

The New England Patriots selected Vollmer in the second round of the 2009 draft, and he took over the starting right tackle spot halfway through his rookie season. If scheduled free agent left tackle Matt Light is not re-signed, Vollmer could be the team's left tackle in 2011, protecting MVP-candidate quarterback Tom Brady.

At the FCS Senior Scout Bowl, another prototypically-sized offensive tackle from Germany showed his potential. Liberty right tackle Soeren Wendland (6-7, 315), was born in Cuxhaven, Germany, and played on the junior and senior national squads before coming to America four years ago.

The 25 year-old Wendland and Vollmer once attended the same NFL Europe camp, but Wendland was suiting up on the defensive line at the time. His first three seasons at Liberty were spent on the defensive line before switching over for his redshirt junior season.

Though his hand size and arm length are about average for similarly-sized NFL offensive tackles, they compared favorably with those of St. Louis Rams' 2010 second-round pick Rodger Saffold. His potential as a NFL contributor was evident during Friday's afternoon practice, as his lateral movement and functional strength should be more than enough to get him a look as a training camp invitee.

 

During the actual game Saturday, Wendland's footwork was a bit slower than teams would prefer, but NFL offensive line coaches will work with his raw talent.

-Contributed by NFLDraftScout.com Senior Analyst Chad Reuter

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Posted on: March 27, 2009 8:28 pm
 

Houston OT Vollmer Draws Scouts to Pro Day

A large contingent of NFL scouts descended upon the Houston campus Friday to workout 13 former Cougars and other local prospects; most significantly OT Sebastian Vollmer.

Vollmer, 6-7, 312 pounds, was a bit of a late bloomer in terms of his football ability, but has progressed each season and has the natural tools scouts are looking for in a developmental prospect. My fellow senior analyst Chad Reuter acknowledged Vollmer's impressive play when scouting the East-West Shrine Game practices and further noted Vollmer as one of the 15 Best Prospects not invited to the Combine.Vollmer, who started at left tackle for the Cougars, was moved to the right tackle position in the Shrine Game and took to the position quickly, showcasing rare athleticism and surprising physicality.

On Friday, Vollmer showed that Chad was correct to notice him, stunning scouts with his combination of size and raw athleticism. One scout in attendance clocked Vollmer at 5.12 in the 40-yard dash and watched the former Cougar tackle post a staggering 37.5" vertical jump -- significantly better than any vertical jump recorded by an offensive tackle at the Combine.

The headlining talent at offensive tackle this season is likely to drop Vollmer lower than he'd be in a typical draft. However, come the mid portion of the second day, teams would be wise to consider him. He certainly has the size/speed combination to intrigue scouts and one can't help but be impressed by his ability to step up his performance at the Shrine Game and his Pro Day.

 
 
 
 
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