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Washington C Drew Schaefer: NFL Draft Profile

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Likely to receive an undrafted free agent contract. Drew Schaefer's versatility and toughness inside may allow him to stick on an NFL roster.

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Drew Schaefer, C, Washington Huskies

Height: 6-5

Weight: 302

Arm Length: 32 ½"

40-Yard Dash: 5.51

10-Yard Split: 1.89

3-Cone: 7.77

Broad Jump: 7-10

Vertical Leap: 28"

225 lbs. Bench Reps: 19

Schaefer was looked to lead a young offensive line in his senior season at Washington. He was underwhelming in leading the disappointing unit, as he was the only upper classman on the line.

Strengths:

  • Schaefer is versatile. He has played all around the line, at both tackle spots and also kicked inside.
  • Not afraid to play through the whistle. Not particularly nasty, but willing to finish his blocks
  • Toughness: either doesn't get hurt or plays through injuries and doesn't complain. He took every snap for Washington in the 2011 season.
  • Size: 6-5, 302. Not extremely long arms, but length can be a plus inside.
  • Effective as a combination blocker, uses length to reach out and double team.

Weaknesses:

  • Not elite athleticism, if pushed outside will struggle with speed rush.
  • Looks lost at times at the second level, will get turned around and miss blocks.
  • While he is a good combination blocker, sometimes doubles at the wrong time and leaves free rushers on delayed LB blitzes.
  • Not asked to get up the field on screens very often due to lack of athleticism/struggles on second level. Likely struggles on screen plays.

Schaefer was looked at as a late-round prospect entering his senior season before he struggled and fell off of a lot of draft boards. He may be an UDFA prospect for a team looking to develop a versatile OL with the potential to play all five positions along the line. Lack of elite athleticism will prevent him from being a true bookend tackle but has the ability to play outside for stretches.