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J.J. Dielman
Team: Utah UtesHeight: 6-5 Born: 12/16/1993
Position: OLWeight: 300 Hometown: Ahwatukee, Arizona
Class-Eligibility: GS-Sr


Scouting Report

OVERVIEW

A three-year starter at Utah, Dielman was a two-year starter at right tackle before accepting the move inside to center during fall practice prior to the 2016 season. He put together promising tape at his new position over the first month of his senior year before missing the final eight games of the season due to injury.

Dielman has only average play strength, but competes with a stubborn attitude, using his lower body bend and aggressive upper body to snatch and sustain in pass pro or steer as a run blocker. Although he has the mental approach and skill-set to add depth at any of the five offensive line positions, Dielman's lack of length and functional power might eventually push him inside to center in the NFL.

ANALYSIS

STRENGTHS: Impressive quickness from snap to contact. Efficient set-up with the knee bend to absorb and hold his ground. Lateral shuffle, flexible hips and agility to handle gap penetrators. Stubborn blocker to shock, keep spacing at the point of attack and finish with aggressive hands. Doesn't always look pretty, but works hard to gain proper angles and wall off run lanes. Climbs to the linebacker level and looks natural in space. Made the transition to center as a senior and made all the line calls. Displays the mental alertness to identify and pick up pressures. NFL bloodlines -- cousin (Kris) played nine seasons in the NFL for the Los Angeles Chargers, making four Pro Bowls. Senior captain and lunch pail worker, always focusing on the task at hand.

WEAKNESSES: Lack of arm length masked inside at center, but still shows on occasion. Average-at-best functional strength. Wide, unskilled hand placement, leading to balance issues. Overeager upper body with a bad habit of falling off blocks and ending up on the ground. Late to detach himself on combinations. Lacks a stout base, struggling to anchor vs. bull rushers. Near maxed-out frame. Has only five career starts at center and missed most of his senior season due to a right foot injury (Oct. 2016).


Career Defensive Stats

Year Team G Int Yds TDs
2015 Utah  13 0
Career   27 0
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