Ben Ijalana Scouting Report

Ben Ijalana

Height: 6’4
Weight: 320
College: Villanova
40 Time: 5.35
Class: Senior
Stock: Up
Projected: 2nd Round

Overview:

Ben Ijalana might be this years best small school player. He has absolutely dominated at Villanova and has a lot of potential. He has great footwork and can mirror pass-rushers on the edge. He’s got a good, natural knee bend as well. He gets a great push in the run game because he’s strong and drives his feet. He still needs to work on his overall technique and there are some questions about where he will play in the NFL. He has the potential to play LT, so that alone puts him pretty high on teams draft boards.

Scouting Report:

Positives

– Good size
– Experienced player, started all 4 years
– Displays a natural knee bend
– Good athlete
– Moves his feet well
– Great lateral agility
– Looks good moving in space
– Nice initial punch
– Strong
– Plays with good leverage
– Drives his feet when run blocking
– Versatile, can play inside as well
– Good upside

Negatives

– Strength of competition is a big concern
– Below average height
– Plays with poor leverage at times
– Lacks a mean streak
– Needs to work on his technique a bit more

Skills:
1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

Strength: 3.5
Pass Blocking: 3.5
Run Blocking: 4.0
Footwork: 3.5
Technique: 3.0
Mobility: 3.0
Mean Streak: 2.0
Pro Potential: 4.0

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