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John Hughes

John Hughes - #40 - DT

Height: 6-2 1/2
Weight: 309
Speed: 5.32
Arm: 33 7/8
Hand: 9 1/8
Wingspan: 80 5/8
Birthdate: 04/27/1988
Hometown: Gahanna, OH
Grade: 4.80

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/27/2012 Cincinnati Pro Day 6-2 5/8 309 5.32 8'11" 31 4.74 7.34
03/02/2012 Cincinnati Pro Day 6-2 5/8 306 9 1/4 33 80 1/2 29
02/29/2012 Combine 6-2 1/2 309 9 1/8 33 7/8 80 5/8 28
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-2 7/8 304 9 1/4 33 1/4 80 5.20

 

Notes:

Played defensive end, tight end and receiver as an Ohio prep. Also lettered in basketball and track and field (shot put). Redshirted in 2007. Saw action in 13 games in ’08, making a start at defensive tackle against Eastern Kentucky, and registered 20 tackles, 2 1⁄2 tackles for loss and two sacks with one forced fumble. In ’09, he saw action in all 13 contests with one start at defensive tackle and recorded 23-6-2. Started all 12 games at nose tackle in ’10 and posted 47-4 1⁄2-0 with one pass batted down. Made starts at nose tackle in 11 of the 12 games in which he played in ’11 with 51-12 1⁄2-5 with a pass batted down and a blocked field goal. Graduated in December. Did not participate in Combine drills (right knee).

Positives:

Good size and long arms. Generally holds his ground at the line of scrimmage. Strong hands to press blockers and tug free. Protects his legs.  

Negatives:

Small hands. Pedestrian athletic ability. Limited hip snap. Stiff hips and ankles. Marginal pass-rush ability/third-down utility. Average instincts and awareness. Production and compete level leave something to be desired — takes plays off.

Summary:

Plodding, clogging, two-down, 4-3 nose tackle with limited upside. Could compete for a reserve job, but is the type you look to replace.


John Hughes'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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