Offensive tackle of the Michigan State Spartans in action.
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We continue the series with a scouting report of Michigan State OT Jack Conklin.
Name: Jack Conklin
School: Michigan State
Weight: 308 pounds
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One of the hardest working players in this year's draft, Jack Conklin transformed himself from a walk-on at Michigan State into an All-American and consensus First-Team All-Big Ten selection in 2015.
Now, the 6-6, 308-pound tackle is primed to become the first Spartan since Tony Mandarich in 1989 to be selected in the first round.
Even though he ran the fourth fastest 40-yard dash time for his position at the NFL Scouting Combine, Conklin is most known for his brute strength. He jolts defenders at the line of scrimmage, moving them back with ease. Conklin is also one of the toughest prospects available regardless of position as he plays to the whistle with a nonstop motor. Scouts rave about his football intelligence in addition to his physical demeanor, as he is a respected leader thanks to his self-made story.
While Conlkin is considered an elite-level run blocker, pundits would like to see more consistency in pass protection. Overall, he is the type of rugged, nasty offensive lineman all teams covet no matter if he ends up at guard or tackle in the NFL.
40-Yard Dash:5.00 seconds
Bench Press: 25 reps
Broad Jump: 103.0 inches
3-Cone Drill: 7.63 seconds
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