- AProjectionRound 2
- YearRS Senior
- Arm32 ⅛
Strong Points: Four-year starter, spending time at both center and guard. Very good center size. Well-coached. Advanced hand usage. Strong and powerful. Always gets good position. Keeps his feet moving on contact. Works double teams and combo blocks well. Makes line calls -- aware in pass protection. Mirrors and anchors. Plays with good bend.
Weak Points: Not many unless we're picking nits, in which case he does everything solid but nothing elite.
The Way We See It: It's hard to find anything wrong with Pierschbacher's game. He doesn't have any great traits, but he is rock-solid in virtually everything he does. Effective as a run and pass blocker, he shows mirror and anchor ability and plays the game on his feet. Pierschbacher has a way of making things look easy on the field. He barely breaks a sweat getting to the second level and adjusts on the move seamlessly. Though he only played center for one year, he started at guard in his other three seasons, anchoring the Bama line. He will start right away at the NFL level at guard or center -- wherever the team that selects him has a need. Pierschbacher might never be a Pro Bowler, but he will be a solid, winning starter.