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POST DRAFT ANALYSIS

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The Dolphins select Northwest Iowa product Andrew Van Ginkel with the 151st overall pick. Van Ginkel earned an ELITE PFF grade of 90.2 in 2017, and his incredible Combine numbers prove he is an NFL level athlete. Should get a chance to play early on in Miami.

NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah
Plays SAM linebacker. Very active with his hands. Watching the Purdue game, there was a play in there he forces a fumble 20 yards down the field. Showed you the effort. At the point of attack, he doesn’t like to take on [blockers] – like to spin a lot. Would like to see him work on that.”

NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein
Unimposing 3-4 outside linebacker with decent athletic ability but a concerning lack of aggression as a run blocker and consistency as a pass-rusher. Van Ginkel has the motor to tally stats with effort and secondary rush, but he needs a better rush plan and more proactive hands to set him up for success in attacking the quarterback. He will need a lot more strength and toughness to hold up as a run defender, but his length and production on special teams could give him a shot at the back end of the roster or on a practice squad.

The Draft Network
An uninspiring EDGE prospect, given his lack of pass rush skills and his lack of ability to set and anchor the edge against the run. A former JUCO prospect, he shows enough movement skills and ability in space to warrant consideration as a possible convert to the second level as an off ball linebacker. Van Ginkel projects as a practice squad candidate if teams wish to invest in his underneath zone coverage skills.

 

 

 

 

 

PLAYER BIO
Prince was a three-time All-Washington D.C. Metro pick at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Maryland before heading to Columbus to play for the Buckeyes. The top-100 overall recruit played in all 14 games as a reserve lineman as a true freshman, then moved into the starting lineup for all 13 games at right tackle in 2016. Prince was a 14-game starter on the right side in 2017, using his large frame to earn third-team All-Big Ten honors. He was a team captain and first-team all-conference pick in 2018, starting all 14 games at right tackle.

OVERVIEW
Prince will get touched up in scouting circles for what he can't do, but he's made strides in his pass-protection technique that warrants a deeper dive. He's not a natural knee-bender so his pad level -- and therefore balance -- will always be concerns, but his length can become an effective weapon in pass sets if a coach can get his hands timed up. He's a right tackle-only with leverage limitations, but there are enough flashes to project him as a backup with eventual starter potential as a middle round pick.

STRENGTHS

  • Big ground-gainer with initial kick slide
  • Goes big and quick with first three steps
  • Pass-pro technique has continued to improve
  • Throws his right-left punch combo with some heaviness in hands
  • Length is a factor when he gets it locked out
  • Catches inside moves with his feet rather than lunging
  • Got his nasty going against Michigan in 2018 with plenty of finishes
  • Has some twitch in initial movements
  • Able to get out in space as lead blocker and on screens
  • Shows some ability to alter and adjust to targets in space

WEAKNESSES

  • Wasted motion getting out of snap and into block fit
  • Straight-legged playing style creates imbalance
  • Below average in creating leverage
  • Tries to use helmet to dig up under opponent's pads
  • Inconsistent angles to second level
  • Body control can come and go due to pad level
  • Narrows base width and opens turns shoulder too early
  • Feet too often unsettled into pass punch
  • Still working to eliminate hitch when throwing hands
  • Fails to unlock hips to anchor

 

 

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