2017 NFL DRAFT

Tyler Orlosky, C

School: West Virginia  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 298 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
9533

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
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Player Overview

A three-year starter at West Virginia, Orlosky played guard in high school and wanted to stay at that position in Morgantown, but he saw center as his opportunity to see early playing time, making the switch as a redshirt freshman. Orlosky became the full-time starter at center as a sophomore in 2014 and started every game. He started all 13 games as a junior in 2015 and earned Second Team All-Big 12 honors. Orlosky again started all 13 games as a senior in 2016 and earned First Team All-Big 12 and multiple All-American honors.

Although not a rangy, explosive mover, he competes with physical hands and the tenacious mentality to tie up defenders at the line of scrimmage. If he can improve his sink and mirror skills in space, Orlosky has the brute power and protection awareness to win a starting role and make all the line calls in the NFL.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Quick off the ball with strong hands to latch-and-control. Flexible coil and stays relaxed prior to his punch. Alert, intelligent decision-maker and scans quickly to deciphers movements. Balanced steps to attain angles vs. gap penetrators and open run lanes. Seasoned and well-versed with various blocking schemes. Strong communication skills to get all five linemen on the same page with the backfield. Always looking for someone to block, burying defenders with a nasty edge. Graduated with a degree in sport and exercise psychology and awarded with several academic honors, including being the first finalist in WVU history for the Senior CLASS Award. Veteran team leader as a three-year starter and two-year team captain with 3,544 career snaps the past four seasons.

WEAKNESSES: Lacks explosive movements in his snap-to-step motion. Average-at-best space athlete due to some lower body stiffness. Needs to improve his knee bend and pad level to better sink-and-leverage at the point of attack. Overly patient with his punch, allowing rushers to attack his body and limiting his ability to re-anchor. Content engaging and not necessarily overpowering on some snaps. Average body type that is near maxed out with below average arm length (under 32-inches). All of his collegiate snaps have come at center and hasn't played guard since high school.

--Dane Brugler (1/30/17)

 
 
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