Jacob Gall 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- University of Buffalo Transfer
- Preseason All-Big-12
- Scheme tendencies: Scheme-versatile
- 2022 projected role: Starting center
Pros: Jacob Gall’s best traits as an offensive lineman come from his athleticism, which helps him in multiple facets of his game. In the run game, Gall does a good job of working to second-level defenders and making effective blocks. As a run blocker, he does a good job with reach blocks and cut-off blocks to seal off defenders and create running lanes. In pass protection, his athleticism allows him to pick up stunts with ease working with the guards on either side of him. Gall also shows to be able to move his feet laterally when engaged with defenders to be able to sustain blocks in pass protection.
Cons: It appears that Jacob Gall’s biggest need for improvement is his strength. Gall is an athletic offensive lineman that has the ability to get to a spot, but when it comes to actually displacing defenders he struggles. There are multiple instances in the run game where Gall gets pushed back into the backfield and doesn’t move the line of scrimmage forward with his blocks. Gall also appears to struggle in pass protection because of his strength. In pass protection, Gall struggles with defenders who convert speed to power and they often push him deep into the pocket. Overall, Gall has the athleticism to be an effective blocker but he needs to improve his strength to be more effective as a run blocker and in pass protection.
Jacob Gall NFL Draft Scouting Report by Keith Sanchez