Sedrick Van Pran-Granger 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- Consensus four-star recruit—ranked as the No. 1 OC recruit
- 2020 Under Armour All-America Game participant
Pros: I love competitive offensive linemen with a high motor. Sedrick Van Pran fits the bill. He’s rarely seen uncovered and not looking for work. Van Pran does a good job operating as a bumper to assist his teammates with inside help. He battles to the whistle once engaged with defenders. He showcases the athleticism to fit zone blocking schemes without concern. Van Pran can quickly climb to the second level and pick off linebackers in the run game. His athleticism is on display on screens, as he flashes the ability to quickly get out after snapping the football. I like his demeanor on duo blocks. He engages with the intention to drive/wash defenders out of their assigned gap. His football IQ and field vision are impressive—he will work off duo blocks and quickly pick off nearby defenders. As a puller, he can punish second-level defenders in space. Van Pran identifies A-gap blitzes and makes quick decisions when choosing who to pick up.
Cons: Sedrick Van Pran plays with a relentless approach as a blocker. One of the biggest issues I noticed was not sustaining blocks in the run game. Ideally, you’d like to see him secure blocks longer once engaged. Improved play strength will increase his ability to latch and turn defensive linemen in the run game. His functional power/strength can improve to maximize his quick-play style. Arm length is a bit of a concern for Van Pran. He has to engage quickly and play inside the defender’s frame. Longer-armed defensive linemen can create distance/separation at the point of attack and stack Van Pran. This can lead to overcompensating weight distribution during battles and cause balance issues.
Sedrick Van Pran NFL Draft Scouting Report by Damian Parson