2017 Free Agency Profiles: Ricky Wagner

2017 Free Agency Profiles  

Ricky Wagner

Offensive Line

Team Baltimore Ravens
Age (On Draft Day) 23.52
Height 6-6
Weight 308
Arm Length 34
Hand Size 9.875
Explosive Lower Body Strength Score 67.89
Speed Score 67.93
Flexibility Score 35.97
Bench 20

 

Prospect CHECKLIST

 No All-Pro Age Threshold 23.5 100% of Multiple All-Pro OTs were at most 23.5 on draft day since the 1996 NFL Draft Class
 Yes All-Pro OT Height: 6-6 or Taller 100% of Multiple All-Pro and Pro Bowl OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class were 6-6 or Taller
 Yes Long-term starter OT Height: 6-4 or Taller 100% of 64 Start or more OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class were 6-4 or Taller
 Yes All-Pro OT Arm Length: 32 7/8-Inches 100% of Multiple All-Pro OGs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had 32 7/8-Inch Arm Length
 Yes  Long-term starter Arm Length: 31.5-Inches 100% of 64 Start or more OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had 31.5 Inch Arm Length or longer
 Yes All-Pro Explosive Lower Body Strength: 58.46 or Higher 100% of Multiple All-Pro OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had an explosive lower body strength score of 58.46 or higher
 Yes Pro Bowl Explosive Lower Body Strength Score: 35.75 or Higher 100% of Multiple Pro Bowl OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had an explosive lower body strength score of 35.75 or higher
 Yes Starter Explosive Lower Body Strength Score: 3.24 or Higher 100% of 64 start or higher OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had at least an explosive lower body strength score of 3.24 or higher
 No All-Pro Speed Score: 85.87 or Higher 100% of Multiple All-Pro OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had a speed score of 85.87 or higher
 Yes Pro Bowl Speed Score: 47.54 or Higher 100% of Multiple Pro Bowl OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had a speed score of 47.54 or higher
 Yes Starter Speed Score: 10.31 or Higher 100% of 64 start or higher OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had at least a speed score of 10.31 or higher
 No All-Pro Flexibility Score: 51.11 or Higher 100% of Multiple All-Pro OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had a flexibility score of 51.11 or higher
 No Pro Bowl Flexibility Score: 45.30 or Higher 100% of Multiple Pro Bowl OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had a flexibility score of 45.30 or higher
 Yes Starter Flexibility Score: 7.55 or Higher 100% of 64 start or higher OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had at least a speed score of 7.55 or higher
 No All-Pro/Pro Bowl Athleticism Score: 78.42 or Higher 100% of multiple All-Pro and Pro Bowl OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft class had at least one athleticism score (explosive lower body, speed, flexibility) of 78.42 or higher
 No All-Pro and Pro Bowl Bench: 21 or more 100% of multiple All-Pro and Pro Bowl OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft class had at least 21 reps or more on the bench press

*Explosive Lower Body Strength Score: A score formulated from a prospect’s vertical, broad jump and mass density measured against all his positional peers since 1998.

*Speed Score: A score formulated from a prospect’s 40-yard dash and mass density measured against all his positional peers since 1998.

*Flexibility Score: A score formulated from a prospect’s short shuttle, 3-Cone and mass density measured against all his positional peers since 1998.

Metric Recommendation: Ricky Wagner is an intriguing size and length tackle. With some above average tackle metric traits, but he doesn’t have every trait necessary to be consistently elite. Based on his athletic profile, I’d recommend he play in a ZBS scheme to take advantage of his above average explosiveness and speed. While minimizing the below average flexibility he has. He has the size plus initial speed and quickness to win early.

But Wagner can only maintain leverage for an certain period of time due to his lack of flexibility. Meaning he would be an athletic liability when plays take longer to develop against defensive tackles with better flexibility. All of these issues can be addressed by the offensive coordinator emphasizing a quick passing attack and zone blocking schemes. However, the limitations Wagner has in flexibility will factor into how to value him. It is for those reasons that I recommend a starting right tackle salary of 4,232,751 to 6,390,000 adjusting for the salary cap increase.

That is average to above average right tackle money. Giving a nice floor and the most ceiling for him in the right scheme. Wagner can be an above average ZBS tackle. But the athletic limitations that limit the type of scheme and strategy you can to employ each week. Is something that shouldn’t be ignored in determining the monetary value of a prospect.

 

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