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2018 NFL Draft Profile: Jacob Alsadek

A day-three prospect hopeful to hear his name called

NCAA Football: Pac-12 Media Day Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Jacob Alsadek | Guard | Arizona

Class: Redshirt Senior

Height: 6’7” | Weight: 317 pounds

Pro Day Stats

40-yard: 5.38 seconds

20-yard: 3.12

10-yard: 1.83

Bench: 18 reps

Vertical jump: 24

Board jump: 8’5”

20-yard shuttle: 4.94

3-come drill: 8.17 seconds

Bio

Jacob Alsadek comes via San Diego, California. Growing up, he was too big to play Pop Warner football due to the size limitations, so he was welcomed onto the freshman team at Torrey Pines High School, and was elevated to varsity starter his sophomore year. He primarily played left tackle.

Alsadek was rated as a 3-star prospect, ranked No. 1099 overall, and No. 86 among offensive tackles. He held offers to Arizona State, Colorado, Kansas State and Oregon State, among others.

Alsadek redshirted his first year at Arizona. He wound up starting in 11 games as a redshirt freshman, playing in 12, and earned USA Today Freshman All-American honors.

He went on to start 35 more games in his final three years at Arizona, only missing a total of four games in his career.

His redshirt senior season, he was on the Wuerffel Trophy watch list, awarded to the top offensive lineman in the country, and later earned All Pac-12 honorable mention honors. He was also voted as one of four team captains.

Arizona led the Pac-12 in rushing in each of the last two seasons, and Alsadek was a big cornerstone to the line during that time.

He was invited to the East-West Shrine Game, started at right guard, and was named one of the top performers.

Strengths

It’s important to start with his durability, leadership and production.

Alsadek played in all but four games throughout his career and started a total of 46 games for the Wildcats. Coming in at one of the most technical positions in a zone blocking system and owning that spot in itself is impressive.

But he was also a leader on the field. Voted as one of four team captains his redshirt senior year, Alsadek noted he wasn’t much of a “rah rah” type of guy, but leads by example and the way he carries himself on and off the field.

Relating back to his play on the field, he has the NFL size that teams want, 6-foot-7, 317 pounds. Teams would be more willing to pick him up because of his size alone while they continue to develop him.

That size also translates into power where he can drive any rusher into the ground as long as he has his base to. He displays good hand placement and can lock onto a defender trying to get by and stop them in their tracks or move them over to create a hole.

He’s currently on the outside looking in when it comes to getting drafted. He has plenty of Pac-12 experience and the size to go with it, but there hasn’t been much talk in the draft community about Alsadek.

It only takes one team to fall in love with him and take a shot late in the draft. At the very worst, he’s likely to sign as a priority free agent, able to sign with the team that gives him the best chance to make a roster.

Weaknesses

The thing that will hold Alsadek back is his athleticism. He’s a hulk, but lacks the testing measurables.

His 40 time would have placed him 26th among offensive linemen at the combine. His bench press would have been 30th out of 36. He also would have been 32nd in the vertical jump, which is a good measure of explosiveness as a lineman.

His feet can also be a little slow to adjust his body to be in position.

It makes him prone to giving up a play after facing any sort of swim, spin or hesitation move. That can often times lead to him leaning over and missing a block.

When it comes to pulling for a running back, the lack of speed comes back to bite him, and he can’t get into the second level of blockers.

Overall, it’s the lack speed and quickness that he’ll need to adjust to the speed of the game at the next level that will hold him back.

Projected round: 7th round - priority undrafted free agent

Position rank: Mid 30’s