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Jonathan Luigs
SELECTED BY: Bengals Round 4 (6)
SI Grade
Position: Class:
School: Conference: Ht., Wt.:
6-3.5, 301
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BIOGRAPHY: "Four-year starter awarded all-Conference honors since his sophomore season, and named as an all-American in ?07. Awarded the Rimington Trophy and co-winner of the Jacobs Blocking Trophy as a junior."

POSITIVES: "Strong, small area blocker with a good head for the position. Effective with shotgun snap, keeps his feet moving, and walls defenders from the action. Gets chips on linebackers blocking in motion, picks up assignments, and quick in his head. Blocks with good lean, and effectively gets his hands into defenders, and then steers them from the action. Solid shotgun snapper who quickly and crisply gets the ball into the quarterback's hands. Displays good vision, and looks to hit as many opponents as possible in a single play."

NEGATIVES: Must improve his blocking balance. Not a dominant lineman who drives opponents off the ball. Average footwork in space.

ANALYSIS: "Luigs is a well-known prospect whose reputation outdistances his ability on the field. He's been a solid college player, and is a nice prospect for the next level who could develop at center or guard. Luigs? best opportunity is likely to come in a zone- blocking system, and he's a lineman who needs time to develop his game."


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