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Nick Broeker
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Nick Broeker NFL Draft 2023 Prospect Interview

  • Justin Melo
  • April 22, 2023
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Ole Miss offensive lineman Nick Broeker is one of the most versatile offensive linemen in the 2023 NFL Draft. Broeker has starting experience at left guard and left tackle with 40-plus appearances under his belt. Broeker’s inside-outside versatility will get him drafted next weekend.

Broeker recently spoke exclusively with The Draft Network. Broeker discussed his rare durability which allowed him to miss zero games due to injury, positional versatility, and more. Broeker is going to give his NFL franchise excellent value.

JM: You moved to left guard in 2022 after previously playing at left tackle. What was that transition like for you?

Nick Broeker: I thought the transition went really well for me. I definitely look back on it like a success. It was the right move for me to make. I’m really happy that we came to that decision together.

JM: What position are you most comfortable playing at the next level, and have teams given you feedback?

Nick Broeker: I’m very confident playing any of the five positions across the offensive line. I definitely feel like guard is probably my most natural position though. I experienced a lot of success at guard in 2022.

Most NFL teams see me playing an interior position as well. Some of those opinions include the center position. I snapped [the ball] at my Pro Day and highlighted my ability to play center. I also snapped at the Senior Bowl. I often snapped the ball throughout practice too, even though I never did it during a live game. I feel comfortable playing center.

JM: We love that versatility. You played in more than 40 games at Ole Miss and never missed a game due to injury. That’s extremely rare, especially for an O-lineman. What do you credit that durability to?

Nick Broeker: We have an excellent medical and training staff here at Ole Miss. We have a terrific strength and conditioning staff. I have to give them all of the credit. And honestly, there was probably some luck involved as well (laughs). Injuries can sometimes come down to luck in football. I was very fortunate.

JM: You’re an excellent lateral mover. That’s what I see when I turn the tape on. Can you see yourself playing in a zone-blocking scheme at the next level?

Nick Broeker: I can definitely see that. We basically ran a little bit of everything at Ole Miss. I feel really comfortable playing in any scheme.

JM: Do you think you’re more developed in pass protection or as a run blocker at this point in time?

Nick Broeker: That’s a tough question in all honesty. I feel pretty good doing both. I definitely like running the ball more though. That gives me an opportunity to showcase my physicality and things of that nature. 

JM: Every offensive lineman loves running the football. Have you completed any Top 30 visits, private workouts, or Zoom Meetings?

Nick Broeker: I’ve done a ton of Zoom meetings since meeting with all 32 teams in person at the Senior Bowl. I’ve met with the Buffalo Bills, Las Vegas Raiders, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, and Tennessee Titans on Zoom, to name a few. I met with the New York Giants the night before my Pro Day.

JM: There’s a lot of interest in you and it’s easy to see why. I love your versatility. This has been a terrific conversation. We’ve appreciated your time today. What kind of impact is Nick Broeker going to make at the next level?

Nick Broeker: I think my competitiveness is going to serve me well at the next level. I have a ‘hate to lose’ type of mentality. I always want to win. You can see that by the way I finish blocks and play through the whistle. I’m smart enough to play in any scheme.

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