A consistent blocker with a nice skillset heading into the draft, will Jacoby Boren’s size hinder his chances at getting drafted?
Following in the footsteps of a long line of Boren men, Jacoby Boren will be looking to make his football-filled family name proud.
A two-year starter at Ohio State, Boren was as consistent and as productive as they come on the offensive line. He was an integral piece in the Buckeyes championship run in 2015 and has keyed what has been one of the most productive rushing attacks in the country for the past few seasons.
Despite his great collegiate career, Boren’s size and strength remain valid concerns and could cause him to fall off of draft boards around the league.
Where does his draft stock currently sit? Let’s break it down.
Wt: 291 pounds
Hometown: Pickerington, OH
A consistent performer in college, Boren is a scrappy player that thrives at doing the dirty work down on the line. He provided stability at center for Ohio State and could do more of the same in the pros.
A good run blocker and a solid pass protector, Boren capably gets the job done in the middle.
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Boren lacks the ideal size necessary to succeed in the NFL. He put on some extra weight since his senior season ended, but at 6-foot-2, still doesn’t possess desired height.
Boren’s foot skills are decent, at best, something that led to him getting overpowered at times. He isn’t the strongest at his position in the draft and will find it difficult to handle linemen on the professional level.
The Boren’s have been an incredible football family for many years. If there’s one knock on them, it’s that the Boren’s have all been great in college, never in the pros. Unfortunately for Jacoby, it looks like the same fate awaits him.
Boren will likely go undrafted and be picked up as a free agent afterwards.