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Chad Diehl

Chad Diehl - #30 - FB

Height: 6-1 5/8
Weight: 260
Speed: 4.99
Arm: 30 1/2
Hand: 9 5/8
Wingspan: 75
Birthdate: 02/05/1989
Hometown: Lyman, SC
Grade: 5.10

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/08/2012 Clemson Pro Day 6-1 5/8 260 9 5/8 30 1/2 75 4.98 28 8'8" 31 4.38 7.26
01/23/2012 Senior Bowl 6-1 1/2 257 9 7/8 30 3/8 74 1/2
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-1 3/4 258 9 1/2 30 1/4 72 1/2 4.70

 

Notes:

Married. The South Carolina prep also played offensive guard and linebacker. Appeared in three games in 2007 before breaking his leg against Furman and receiving a medical redshirt. Spent the ’08 season as a lead blocker, playing in all 13 games with four starts. Ran the ball three times for four yards (1.3-yard average) and zero touchdowns while playing in all 14 games (three starts) in ’09. Saw action in all 13 contests, making 10 starts, in ’10 and posted 2-4-0 (2.0) rushing but had 34 knockdown blocks. Played in all 14 games in ’11, with one carry for zero yards. Has seven career catches for 39 yards (5.6-yard average) and six kickoff returns for 62 yards (10.3-yard average). Team captain. Left the Senior Bowl with a concussion after first day in pads. 

Positives:

Has NFL size and bulk. Enjoys contact and will deliver a blow. Was a core special-teams player. Physically tough and will play through pain. Outstanding character — motivated and very mature with a professional work ethic.

Negatives:

Tightly wound with stiff, linear movement skills — struggles to adjust and hit a moving target in space. Very average contact balance — too often leaves his feet and restricts his ability to sustain/finish blocks. Does not factor as a runner or receiver (13 career touches).

Summary:

Big, inflexible, straight-ahead blocker whose role was limited to short-yardage situations and special teams. Has lead-blocking ability and a desirable temperament for the position, but is robotic with athletic limitations.


Chad Diehl's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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