2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: IOL Jack Anderson

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PROSPECT SUMMARY – JACK ANDERSON

Jack Anderson is a solidly built guard prospect that looks every bit of the part. Last season, he was only able to play in three games due to injury. Prior to that point, he collected 28 consecutive starts at right guard. With a well-developed body overall, he uses it to his advantage in all parts of his game. In the Raiders' up-tempo scheme, he receives many opportunities to show off his skill in pass protection. Anderson keeps his balance intact with a controlled set with his hands consistently loaded and ready to fire. He does an adequate job of keeping his head on a swivel when his gaps are uncovered and seeks work if he doesn’t have any immediate threats in his protection area(s). He's a scheme-versatile blocker that’s experienced success with various types of concepts. He's a slightly below-average athlete, but he’s often successful with executing short pulls on power running concepts and disguise play-action play designs. Anderson works hard to cross face and create angles during wide/outside zone plays. Anderson hasn’t shown any position versatility and his only exposure has been at right guard. His strength and sheer will have been his saving grace on many plays even when not displaying proper technique. Anderson won’t win many leverage battles with his initial posture off of the line. This makes him falter at the point of attack and when climbing for second-level targets flowing over the top. This is also an area where his lack of lateral agility shows up. Quick-moving and fast-attacking linebackers can give him trouble when attempting to land his body on them.

Ideal Role: Development right or left guard that could eventually turn into a starter. 

Scheme Fit: Versatile.

Written by Jordan Reid

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Jordan Reid

Senior NFL Draft Analyst

Senior NFL Draft Analyst for The Draft Network. Co-Founder of ClimbingThePocket.com. Former QB and Coach at North Carolina Central Univ.

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