Joe Thuney, OG

School: NC State  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Centreville, OH
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 304 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.952.84-28 28 1/2-4.547.47
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.932.841.7128 28 1/29'2"4.547.47

Player Overview

A three-year starter at multiple positions, Thuney bounced around the offensive line depending on where his team needed him the most, practicing both his left and right hand stances at tackle and guard. After redshirting in 2011 and serving as a back-up center in 2012, he earned a starting job as a sophomore, first at right tackle and then right guard before starting the final 10 games at left guard.

Thuney moved inside to guard in 2014, but battled an illness as a junior, starting nine games at left guard. He moved back to left tackle as a senior and started all 13 games, earning Second Team All-ACC and All-American honors.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Works hard to gain proper position and seal run lanes. Athletic climber to work off contact and find bodies at the second level. Moves with bounce in his feet, playing the piano up and down the line of scrimmage. Excellent awareness, picking up pressures and keeping his head on a swivel. Understands protections and rarely surprised. Anchors well at shallow depth, resetting to answer counters.

Highly intelligent (39 on his Wonderlic) and graduated cum laude with a degree in accounting prior to his junior season - always taking notes or reading. Experienced at all five offensive line positions, starting at both tackle and guard spots and practicing at center...worked hard to fill out his frame, adding nearly 60 pounds of good weight since arriving at NC State at 245 pounds.

WEAKNESSES: Upper body technique needs refined due to wild hand placement, leading to holding and hugging issues. Lacks ideal length to engage before defenders attack his chest. Clunky feet in his kickslide, getting his footwork tied up and allowing rushers to jolt him backwards. Lean-boned with only average play strength, not generating power from his hips.

Narrow based pass-sets and struggles vs. moving targets. Inconsistent bender, falling off blocks. Wandering eyes, too worried about what is happening around him.

IN OUR VIEW: Thuney shows adequate movement skills and pays attention to his technique, but his lack of core strength and poor hand placement are concerns for the next level - offers position flex, but does his best work in a tight squares, ideally fitting inside at guard for a zone-blocking scheme.

Dane Brugler (3/8/16)

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