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2015 NFL DRAFT

Jay Prosch, FB

School: Auburn  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Mobile, AL
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 254 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
15515

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.722.751.7027 -09'01"4.407.33

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Stout frame with broad shoulders and packed muscle build...brute take-on strength and natural power to run over defenders at the POA or steer them in the direction he wants...understands leverage and pad level, staying low and keeping his feet moving...looks to finish his man, blocking through the echo of the whistle...little hesitation to his game with alert eyes and the awareness to quickly find his target and attack...enough anchor strength and shuffle quickness to hold up as a pass protector...good focus as a pass-catcher with enough body flexibility to adjust and make grabs away from his body...impact player on ST coverage...tough and durable and hates to leave the field...self-starter with a team-first attitude and ideal character on and off the field...strong workout habits and pushes himself in the weight room...coachable with the competitive drive and heart that makes him a leader and favorite in the locker room...good starting experience (30 career starts) with time at FB and HB.

WEAKNESSES: Muscle bound, stiff and straight-linish...barely adequate speed and burst and generally unproven as a ballcarrier...only 25 career touches at the college level (11 receptions, 14 carries)...lacks the lateral agility or fluidity to make defenders miss...not much of a threat after the catch with little creativity as a ballcarrier...doesn't break as many tackles as his frame suggests and needs to do a better job staying balanced through contact...will lunge and play overaggressive in pass protection with room to improve his discipline in this area.

--Dane Brugler

Player Overview

A two-star FB/LB recruit, Prosch grew up in SEC country, but was widely overlooked out of high school and ended up at Illinois. He played two seasons for the Illini, mostly used as a blocking back with only three touches at Illinois.

Due to his mother's illness (brain cancer), Prosch looked to transfer closer to home and was ready to go the FCS route until Auburn called and offered him a spot on the roster - his mother passed away in Sept. 2012 after the season opener, but he didn't miss a game. At Auburn he saw a few more touches and was used as a H-Back in 2013, showing off his versatility lined up in the backfield and inline.

Prosch is a no-nonsense player who gives more to the game than he receives, but he has no problem with that, embracing the dirty work - doesn't care about catches or carries, only being on the field to help his team win. His strengths aren't as highly valued in today's NFL game, but he plays with the needed mentality for the position - a likely late round pick, there is a place for him in the NFL, especially with his contributions on ST coverage.

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Player News
05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Texans' picks: Round 6/211 - Jay Prosch, FB, 6-1, 256, Auburn...A large, hard-nosed fullback who specializes in blocking. The Texans won't use many formations with a fullback, but when they do, he's got to be a powerful lead blocker. To make the team, he's got to stand out on special teams. - The Sports Xchange
 

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