2017 NFL DRAFT

Chase Farris, OG

School: Ohio State  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Elyria, OH
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 295 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
337227-FA

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Player Overview

A four-star defensive end recruit out of high school, Farris committed to Ohio State over offers from Notre Dame and others.

After redshirting on the defensive line in 2011, he made the switch to offensive line as a redshirt freshman in 2012, playing seven games on special teams. Farris was moved back to defense as a sophomore due to depth issues and started one game at defensive tackle, finishing with three tackles and 1.5 sacks in 2013.

He returned to the offensive line as a junior in 2014 and became a starter in 2015 as a senior, starting all 13 games at right tackle. Farris accepted his invitation to the 2016 East-West Shrine Game.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Filled out upper half with raw power...generates movement in the run game, loading up behind his pads and pushing bodies away from lanes...decent hand strength to secure down blocks, steering once locked on...improved angles, using his body position to shield defenders...loose hips and flexible joints to adjust to moving targets...not heavy-footed, showing controlled steps in pass protection...graduated with a degree in sports industry (May 2015)...developed into a team leader and praised by the coaching staff for his mental toughness, waiting his turn to start and then enduring through an up-and-down senior season...projects best inside, but has experience outside at tackle. 89

WEAKNESSES: Lean lower body with clumsy footwork at contact...short arms and small hands...opens his chest and late with his hands, inviting rushers into his frame...allows his pads to rise with an inconsistent base, getting too wide or narrow...needs to stay patient in his pass-sets and be more relaxed prior to his punch...late to counter and often caught guessing, resulting in him lunging and falling off balance...poor anticipation and needs work with the mental and preparation side of the game...doesn't play with much attention to detail...grabby once beat and attracts penalties...minor durability concerns, missing playing time as a sophomore following left knee surgery (Dec. 2013)...only one season of starting experience and lacks extensive playing time on the offensive line.

IN OUR VIEW: A one-year starter, Farris bounced between offensive and defensive lines his first few seasons in Columbus before setting in at right tackle, first as a back-up in 2014 and then as the starter in 2015. He was the weak spot on an otherwise strong Ohio State offensive line, making mental mistakes due to underdeveloped technique and inexperience.

Farris moved inside and practiced at right guard during East-West Shrine practices and looked much more natural inside, but he is still extremely raw and requires extensive mechanical work before ready for NFL snaps - late round development project.

--Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) (4/28/16)

 
 
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