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Jake Eldrenkamp signs with the L.A. Rams as an undrafted free agent

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The two-year starter at guard for the Huskies gets a chance to make the Rams’ roster

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Jake Eldrenkamp has signed with the Los Angeles Rams as a free agent.

Eldrenkamp won the Pac-12 Scholar Athlete Award and was named 1st Team All-Pac-12 following his senior season. The fifth-year senior from Medina was selected first-team Pac-12 All-Academic three times.

Here’s the draft profile for the 6’5” 297 pound guard courtesy of Lance Zierlein from NFL.com:

STRENGTHS

Good athlete. Plays with good bend and has easy, smooth movement skills. Shows off good lateral agility and quickness off the snap. Built for zone scheme. Has the feet to get to difficult reach blocks and work hips into place to seal his block. Able to stick defensive tackles on his inside shoulder and run his feet to keep them there. Takes quality angles up to second level. Hands are big and strong helping him sustain his blocks. Capable long- or short-pull blocker. Plays with good balance in pass sets and stays mirrored to defender. Pass punch lands inside and once he gets extension he keeps arms locked out.

WEAKNESSES

Possesses relatively narrow frame and may have issues adding and maintaining desired mass for interior. Needs to play on the move. Struggles to generate quality push at the point of attack as base blocker. Hands can swing a little too wide in run game. Tends to lean and push rather than roll hips into his blocks. Will chase twisters too deep and run himself out of position to catch the looper.

DRAFT PROJECTION

Round 7-Priority FA

BOTTOM LINE

An athletic zone-scheme fit at guard or potentially center if he proves he can snap it. Eldrenkamp is technically sound in both the running and passing games and he's got desired body control and balance that zone teams like. The biggest question for him will be whether or not he can carry more mass, but the tape looks like that of a backup or possibly eventual starter if he can find the right scheme fit.

Let’s relive one of Eldrenkamp’s top plays as a Husky. Watch #52 pull and destroy:

Pancakes anyone?

Congrats Jake!