2015 NFL DRAFT

Hroniss Grasu, C

School: Oregon  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 297 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
9991-
Player News
06/20/2014 - Oregon's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 4. OC Hroniss Grasu, RS Senior...Grasu enters his senior campaign with 40 career starts, a two-time first-team all-conference pick and atop NFLDraftScoutcom's center rankings. Grasu sports a pro-ready NFL frame with good weight distribution. He generally plays with very good initial quickness, though he can be caught flat-footed, on occasion. He can be guilty of trying to do too much when he senses a blitz up the middle, trying (sometimes in vane) to slow two defenders, rather than stoning one of them and relying on teammates.

Grasu has a bad habit of dropping his head on contact (which provides defenders an easy swim move over the top), though he shows impressive lateral agility and balance to recover. He plays low to the ground and locks out well, showing good functional strength absorb the bull rush. He's an ideal match in Oregon's zone-blocking offense due to his agility when blocking on the move. Grasu is quick to get to the second level and can adjust to hit and sustain against a moving target. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

05/27/2014 - 2014 RIMINGTON TROPHY SPRING WATCHLIST: Hroniss Grasu, Oregon, Senior...The 6-3, 297-pound Los Angeles standout earned first-team Pac-12 all-conference honors each of his past two seasons and was one of six finalists for the award a year ago. The 2013 All-American and three-year starter enters his senior season having anchored the Ducks' offensive line for 40 consecutive games for a program which led the league in total offense (2nd nationally), scoring (4th nationally) and rushing (9th nationally) last year. - Oregon football

12/09/2013 - 2013 REMINGTON TROPHY FINALIST: Hroniss Grasu, Oregon...Grasu, a three-year starter at center, has anchored an Oregon offensive line that played a pivotal role in the Ducks' winning back-to-back BCS bowl games the past two seasons and achieved a 10-2 regular season mark this year. The 2012 third-team all-America was also a candidate for the Lombardi Award & Outland Trophy this season. - Oregon football

12/03/2013 - Quarterback Marcus Mariota and center Hroniss Grasu will return to the University of Oregon for the 2014 season...Grasu, a three-year starter at center, has anchored an Oregon offensive line that played a pivotal role in the Ducks' winning back-to-back BCS bowl games the past two seasons and achieved a 10-2 regular season mark this year. The 2012 third-team all-America was a candidate for the Lombardi Award, Outland Trophy and Rimington Trophy this season. "The University of Oregon is a special place and I'm extremely happy to be returning for my senior year," Grasu said. "To be a student-athlete in this community is an honor and an experience I'll continue to cherish with my teammates." - Oregon football

12/03/2013 - 2013 ALL-PAC-12 FIRST TEAM (COACHES): OL Hroniss Grasu, Jr., Oregon (2)...Grasu anchored an offensive line that led the Pac-12 in rushing for the eighth year in row (278.3 avg.), in addition to pacing the league in total offense (573.0) and scoring (46.8). - Oregon football

08/13/2013 - OTHER OREGON PROSPECTS WORTH WATCHING: OC Hroniss Grasu (6-3, 295, 4.96)*...The first center drafted into the NFL each of the past two years were juniors (Wisconsin's Travis Frederick, Peter Konz), which could make for an interesting post-season decision for Grasu, as well. Athletic and technically refined, Grasu (not Bears' first-round pick, Kyle Long) was named the Ducks' Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2012. He has started all 27 games in the middle for Oregon since redshirting in 2010. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

07/17/2013 - 2013 LOMBARDI AWARD WATCH LIST: OL Ryan Groy, Wisconsin...Second Team All-Big Ten (coaches), Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (media), Academic All-Big Ten in 2012...Started all 14 games of season. - Wisconsin football

07/16/2013 - 2013 OUTLAND TROPHY WATCH LIST: Hroniss Grasu, Oregon, C...Grasu, a redshirt junior from Los Angeles, is a two-year starter and two-time All-America honoree. Grasu has opened 27 consecutive games along an offensive line that has paved the way for the school's top-two career rushers - LaMichael James and Kenjon Barner - of all time. Oregon ranked third in the country in rushing (315.2 avg.) and second in scoring (49.5 avg.) a year ago, as well as fifth (299.2 avg.) and third (46.1 avg), respectively, in 2011. - Oregon football

07/16/2013 - 2013 LOMBARDI AWARD WATCH LIST: C Hroniss Grasu, Oregon...The Los Angeles junior has opened 27 consecutive games along an offensive line that has paved the way for the school's top-two career rushers - LaMichael James and Kenjon Barner - of all time. Oregon ranked third in the country in rushing (315.2 avg.) and second in scoring (49.5 avg.) a year ago, as well as fifth (299.2 avg.) and third (46.1 avg), respectively, in 2011. - Oregon football

07/16/2013 - 2013 RIMINGTON TROPHY WATCH LIST: Hroniss Grasu, Oregon...The Los Angeles junior has opened 27 consecutive games along an offensive line that has paved the way for the school's top-two career rushers - LaMichael James and Kenjon Barner - of all time. Oregon ranked third in the country in rushing (315.2 avg.) and second in scoring (49.5 avg.) a year ago, as well as fifth (299.2 avg.) and third (46.1 avg), respectively, in 2011. - Oregon football

 
 
Player News
06/20/2014 - Oregon's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 4. OC Hroniss Grasu, RS Senior...Grasu enters his senior campaign with 40 career starts, a two-time first-team all-conference pick and atop NFLDraftScoutcom's center rankings. Grasu sports a pro-ready NFL frame with good weight distribution. He generally plays with very good initial quickness, though he can be caught flat-footed, on occasion. He can be guilty of trying to do too much when he senses a blitz up the middle, trying (sometimes in vane) to slow two defenders, rather than stoning one of them and relying on teammates.

Grasu has a bad habit of dropping his head on contact (which provides defenders an easy swim move over the top), though he shows impressive lateral agility and balance to recover. He plays low to the ground and locks out well, showing good functional strength absorb the bull rush. He's an ideal match in Oregon's zone-blocking offense due to his agility when blocking on the move. Grasu is quick to get to the second level and can adjust to hit and sustain against a moving target. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

 

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