2018 NFL Draft

Jay Prosch, FB

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

02/17/2014 - 2014 NFL COMBINE SNUB: Tight End/Fullback - Jay Prosch, Auburn...An athletic, smash-mouth blocker, Prosch had just five touches as a senior and zero carries, but he was still a big part of the Tigers offense, helping to create run lanes as a lead blocker. He has an intriguing blend of size, speed, and strength and showed at the Senior Bowl that he has the versatility to help out with the ball in his hands or running over defenders as a blocker. OTHER TE/FB SNUBS: Gabe Holmes (Purdue), Ted Bolser (Indiana), Kaneakua Friel (BYU) - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

01/20/2014 - 2014 SENIOR BOWL, TIGHT END/FULLBACK: Arrow pointing up: Jay Prosch, Auburn...Although he didn't receive a lot of touches in Auburn's productive offense, Prosch was still a vital part of what the Tigers did in the run game. Prosch, who didn't have a single carry in 2013 (and only five catches), is a smash-mouth blocker and plays with a finishing attitude. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

08/21/2013 - TOP AUBURN PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 4. FB Jay Prosch (6-0, 247, 4.67)...Prosch ranks as one of the country's most lethal lead blockers but could be a bit of a round peg in a square hole for Auburn this year as the team's transitions from the pro-style attack featured last year to Malzahn's high-octane spread. Prosch, a Mobile, Ala. native, originally signed with Illinois out of high school, starting 12 games in two seasons with the Illini but was granted a waiver from the NCAA to transfer closer to home to be with his ailing mother. Sadly, she passed away after a bout with brain cancer the day after her son's debut (Clemson) at Auburn.

Prosch is strong (his weight room prowess led to his being listed among Bruce Feldman's Freak Athletes) and uses his power as a human sledgehammer to create holes in the running game, as well as make tackles on special teams. He does not, however, possess the speed or agility to earn many rushing attempts (48 yards and two touchdowns over his career) or opportunities to catch passes (six receptions for 20 yards), significantly limiting his value to most teams in today's pass-happy NFL. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

05/21/2013 - 2013 FREAKS LIST: THE 20 CRAZIEST ATHLETES IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL: 20. Jay Prosch, Auburn, FB: A holdover from last year's Freaks list, the 6-0, 256-pound fullback is actually quite lean, according to Tiger strength coach Ryan Russell, who says Prosch has just 5.9 percent body fat. Prosch also has good speed for a fullback, having clocked a 4.59 40. "Jay is the ultimate guy to have in a strength program. He's highly self-motivated and a great positive motivator to his teammates," said Russell. "I've never seen anybody else quite like him." - Bruce Feldman, CBSSports.com

05/16/2013 - Want to pull for someone? Try Auburn's Prosch...Jay Prosch has had a tough journey to get to his senior season at Auburn. A native of Mobile, Ala., he started his career at Illinois. After two seasons in the Big Ten, Prosch requested and was granted a transfer in order to be closer to his mother, who had been diagnosed with brain cancer in 2011. The NCAA granted him immediate eligibility to play for Auburn in 2012. Iris Prosch died on Sept. 3, the Monday after Auburn's opener with Clemson in Atlanta. Auburn lost that game and went on to finish 3-9, 0-8 in the SEC. "It's been tough," said Prosch, an impressive physical specimen at 6-0, 255. "Last year was the worst experience I've had playing football. But I think everybody learned from it."

The return of Gus Malzahn as head coach is going to be big for Prosch, who will find his niche as a fullback/H-back in a run-first offense. "He's a physical guy and has better hands than you think," Malzahn said. "That is a critical position for our offense." A video feature on Prosch and his mom done by The Big Ten Network will tug at your heart, particularly when you realize that last Sunday was Prosch's first Mother's Day without his mom. - Tony Barnhart, CBSSports.com