Michael Deiter

IOL, Wisconsin

  • Conf Big Ten - West
  • Jersey #63
  • Class RS Senior
  • HT 6'6"
  • DOB --
  • WT 321 lbs



    Run Blocking - Does well to find leverage points, fit his hands, accelerate his feet and create movement. Excellent power in his lower half to turn defenders out of their gap. Has the size, power and functional athleticism to win as a drive blocker and on the move.

    Pass Blocking - Technically refined pass blocker with good foot speed, timing with his punch and the ability to stay square. Has a powerful anchor to absorb contact and maintain the depth of the pocket. Experience playing tackle lends itself favorably to mirroring rushers on the interior.

    Blocking in Space - Highly effective worker on the move to hit blocks on the perimeter and climbing to the second level. Consistently arrives on schedule and connects with moving targets. Controlled and balanced mover in space.

    Power - Has a finishers mentality with good power throughout his frame, particularly in his core and legs. Has the pop in his hands to stun rushers. Grip strength is only modest once the clamps are set but it's likely and issues stemming from his modest length.  

    IQ - Highly experienced in a pro style offense. Has played extensively at guard, center and tackle. Alert in pass protection, keeping his head on a swivel and reacts appropriately to pressure packages. Timing in the run game is precise. Technique is as expected for a 54-game starter.

    Feet - Smooth footwork and does well to reach his set points to frame rushers. Keeps his feet moving through contact as a drive blocker. Sets a consistent based with the appropriate width to win.

    Hands - Punch is compact, powerful and well-timed. Works to establish and re-establish his hand fits. Doesn’t have ideal length so he does work overtime to keep his hands placed. There are times on tape that he is out reached and opponents are able to work into his frame and challenge his anchor.

    Balance - Controlled and smooth operator in every aspect. Functions with good posture and weight distribution, rarely getting caught over-extended. Plays with good bend, leverage and consistency setting his base.

    Versatility - Rare experience playing so many different positions extensively and performing well but his best fit comes at offensive guard in the NFL. Should be a productive run blocker, pass blocker and on the move.

    BEST TRAIT - Versatility

    WORST TRAIT - Length

    RED FLAGS - None

    A 54-game starter at Wisconsin, Deiter made 24 starts at left guard, 16 at center and 14 and left tackle but his best fit at the next level comes at guard where his mobility and play strength is maximized but his lack of length is less of a concern. Showing steady improvement throughout his career, Deiter capped his career numerous accolades including being named the Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2018. Given his experience in a pro-style system and technical refinement, Deiter has the makings of an early starter in the NFL that is productive in every aspect of the position.

    Round Grade - Second Round Value