Scouting report: Jonathan Luigs

Jonathan Luigs

6'4, 314 pounds | Akransas | Center

Strengths: For such a large player, Luigs displays solid athleticism and agility. He has quick, active feet hat allow him to get to the second level with ease. Gets off the line with relative ease and attacks defenders. Intelligent lineman. Recognizes blitzes nicely and works well with guards to handle stunts. Has the smarts to adjust to blitzes during a play. Plays with some aggression and will seal off blocks driving defenders to the ground. Leader of Arkansas' offense as a senior.

Weaknesses: Luigs lacks great strength for an interior lineman and will need to get much stronger. Biggest problem is his knee bend. Luigs often bends at the hips and gets knocked around. He'll have to be coached on sinking his hips and bending his knees to hold up against powerful tackles. Doesn't appear to have great balance and a wider base might help. Has to rely on guards to help.

Final word: Luigs ranks higher than Eric Wood and Antoine Caldwell solely for his ability to play in either a zone or power scheme. He'll need to build some strength, though, so he may not be a starter his rookie year. As a junior, Luigs set the tone for Arkansas' high-powered run offense. He decided to return to school even after winning the 2007 Rimington Award and a coaching change. As a senior, he earned all-conference second team honors.

Round projection: 3

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