2017 NFL Draft Class Analytics: Ben Braden

2017 NFL Draft Profiles  

Ben Braden

Offensive Line

Team Michigan
Age (On Draft Day) 23.15
Height 6-6
Weight 329
Arm Length 34
Hand Size 9.875
Explosive Lower Body Strength Score 72.84
Speed Score 95.58
Flexibility Score 76.39
Bench 25

 

Prospect CHECKLIST

Yes All-Pro Age Threshold 23.5 100% of Multiple All-Pro OGs were at most 23.5 on draft day since the 1996 NFL Draft Class
Yes All-Pro OG Height: 6-3 or Taller 100% of Multiple All-Pro and Pro Bowl OGs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class were 6-3 or Taller
Yes Long-term starter OG Height: 6-2 or Taller 100% of 64 Start or more OGs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class were 6-2 or Taller
Yes All-Pro OG Arm Length: 31 3/4-Inches 100% of Multiple All-Pro OGs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had 31 3/4-Inch Arm Length
Yes  Long-term starter Arm Length: 31-Inches 100% of 64 Start or more OGs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had 31-Inch Arm Length or longer
Yes All-Pro/Pro Bowl Explosive Lower Body Strength: 40.59 or Higher 100% of Multiple All-Pro and Pro Bowl OGs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had an explosive lower body strength score of 40.59 or higher
Yes Starter Explosive Lower Body Strength Score: 7.46 or Higher 100% of 64 start or higher OGs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had at least an explosive lower body strength score of 7.46 or higher
Yes All-Pro Speed Score: 76.84 or Higher 100% of Multiple All-Pro OGs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had a speed score of 76.84 or higher
Yes Pro Bowl Speed Score: 46.73 or Higher 100% of Multiple Pro Bowl OGs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had a speed score of 46.73 or higher
Yes Starter Speed Score: 10.18 or Higher 100% of 64 start or higher OGs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had at least a speed score of 10.18 or higher
Yes All-Pro Flexibility Score: 51.11 or Higher 100% of Multiple All-Pro OGs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had a flexibility score of 51.11 or higher
Yes Pro Bowl Flexibility Score: 45.19 or Higher 100% of Multiple Pro Bowl OGs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had a flexibility score of 45.19 or higher
Yes Starter Flexibility Score: 12.07 or Higher 100% of 64 start or higher OGs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had at least a speed score of 12.07 or higher
Yes All-Pro/Pro Bowl Athleticism Score: 76.26 or Higher 100% of multiple All-Pro and Pro Bowl OGs since the 1996 NFL Draft class had at least one athleticism score (explosive lower body, speed, flexibility) of 76.26 or higher
Yes All-Pro and Pro Bowl Bench: 21 or more 100% of multiple All-Pro and Pro Bowl OGs 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 Analysis: Ben Braden is one of the most athletic offensive linemen in this draft class. He has impressive size and length. In addition to a fantastic combination of above average explosiveness, speed, and flexibility. He has the potential to be elite in a power or zone blocking system. And being more athletic than Cam Robinson, he could even be a decent swing tackle in a pinch.

However you slice it, Ben Braden should be one of the more sought after linemen in this draft class.

ATH Comp: Kyle Long

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