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Markus Zusevics

Markus Zusevics - #56 - OT-OG

Height: 6-5 3/8
Weight: 303
Speed: 5.09
Arm: 33
Hand: 10
Wingspan: 79
Birthdate: 04/25/1989
Hometown: Arlington Heights, IL
Grade: 5.25

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/19/2012 Iowa Pro Day 6-5 296 9 3/4 32 1/4
02/29/2012 Combine 6-5 3/8 303 10 33 79
01/16/2012 East-West Shrine 6-4 7/8 296 9 3/4 33 78 7/8
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-5 1/8 287 9 1/2 33 1/8 80 5.09

 

Notes:

Last name is pronounced “ZOOZ-uh-vicks.” Was a four-time letterwinner in volleyball and played on the offensive and defensive lines as an Illinois prep. Redshirted in 2007. Saw action in two games (Florida International and South Carolina) in ’08. Appeared in all 13 contests in ’09, mostly on special teams. Started all 26 games at right tackle in ’10 (13 games) and in ’11 (13 contests). Tore his left pectoral muscle while benching at the Combine and did not complete any other testing or drills.

Positives:

Athletic with good movement skills. Sets quickly — shows light feet and coordination to kick-slide. Good balance and body control. Sound hand placement and can pop and recoil. Extends his arms and can shuffle, slide and mirror. Able to work his hips around and seal. Understands positioning to compensate for his size and works to box out. Handles line stunts and passes off rushers. Mobile to initiate contact on the second level. Competitive, tough and durable. 

Negatives:

Looks like a pumped-up tight end — average length and lacks desirable girth. Questionable core strength. Needs to add bulk to his frame and strengthen his base to absorb a powerful initial charge. Occasionally oversets. Average punch strength. Stressed by speed rushers. Is inconsistent and is still developing a feel for the position. Cut blocking needs work.

Summary:

An underpowered and self-made overachiever who has to prove he can anchor vs. NFL strength. Offers versatility to develop into a valuable swing man, although he has the makeup to work his way into a starting role in a zone-blocking scheme down the road.  


Markus Zusevics'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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