Jake Andrews 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- Three-year starter for Troy
- Has played a number of snaps at both guard spots and center
- Rimington Trophy watchlist
- State champion wrestler in high school
Pros: Jake Andrews is an absolute road paver in the run game. The mass and strength pop off as many of his reps end up in him five or 10 yards downfield on top of another victim. I fell in love with his discipline in both the run and pass game. He snatches off at the perfect time on fast-triggering ‘backers and is able to make them pay at the line of scrimmage. He does a great job of staying within his body when moving up the second level and uses his mass as an advantage rather than letting himself get beat because of it. He is a dominant blocker against nose tackles and has the athleticism and power to take over shades. In limited wide zone reps, Andrews showed some solid ability to press the upfield shoulder, win with his hands, and finish defenders off upfield. I loved Andrews’ process through his blocks—angle, feet, hands, and driving his hips to the finish. The wrestling background shows itself constantly through Andrews’ body control and efficiency in his movements. In pass pro, Andrews is an active blocker with a really strong anchor and a strong set of claws to stay locked onto his defenders. He has great eye discipline looking for late blitzes and always waiting for action.
Cons: It was hard to find anything to dock Jake Andrews on. The biggest test will come in the all-star circuit where we can see him matched up against the best in the country. It’ll also be interesting to see where he lines up, considering he is on the heavy side of your average NFL center —we could see a switch to guard, an area in which he has experience.
Jake Andrews NFL Draft Scouting Report