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Everything you need to know about Isaiah Prince from the 2019 NFL Combine

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Ohio State DL Isaiah Prince 2019 NFL Combine results and draft projection

NCAA Football: Ohio State at Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Isaiah Prince’s Ohio State career was full of potential and frustrations. At times he was a dominant offensive lineman, anchoring one of the most productive and efficient offenses in college football. However, at others, he was a non-stop penalty machine, picking up false starts at an alarming rate.

But, going into the NFL Combine in Indianapolis this week, Prince’s size and athleticism have been keeping him in the mix of the offensive tackle discussion. On Friday, Prince participated in his on-field workouts at the NFL Combine.


Scouting Report

Here’s what the pros are saying in his NFL Combine Scouting Report:

Overview

Prince will get touched up in scouting circles for what he can’t do, but he’s made strides in his pass-protection technique that warrants a deeper dive. He’s not a natural knee-bender so his pad level -- and therefore balance -- will always be concerns, but his length can become an effective weapon in pass sets if a coach can get his hands timed up. He’s a right tackle-only with leverage limitations, but there are enough flashes to project him as a backup with eventual starter potential as a middle round pick.

Strengths

Big ground-gainer with initial kick slide

Goes big and quick with first three steps

Pass-pro technique has continued to improve

Throws his right-left punch combo with some heaviness in hands

Length is a factor when he gets it locked out

Catches inside moves with his feet rather than lunging

Got his nasty going against Michigan in 2018 with plenty of finishes

Has some twitch in initial movements

Able to get out in space as lead blocker and on screens

Shows some ability to alter and adjust to targets in space

Weaknesses

Wasted motion getting out of snap and into block fit

Straight-legged playing style creates imbalance

Below average in creating leverage

Tries to use helmet to dig up under opponent’s pads

Inconsistent angles to second level

Body control can come and go due to pad level

Narrows base width and opens turns shoulder too early

Feet too often unsettled into pass punch

Still working to eliminate hitch when throwing hands

Fails to unlock hips to anchor


Measurements

  • Height: 6’6”
  • Weight: 305 lbs.
  • Hand size: 10 1/8”
  • Arm length: 35 1/2”

Combine Results

Bench press: 23 reps

40-yard dash: 5.09 unofficial

Vertical jump:

Broad jump:

20-yard shuttle:

60-yard shuttle:

3-cone drill: DNR

Position drills:


Interview Notables and Quotables


Draft Projection

Prince is expected to be go in the middle rounds of this spring’s draft, depending on his performance at the Combine, OSU’s Pro Day, and individual workouts. There are concerns that he underachieved at Ohio State, and was undisciplined at times — drawing more than his fair share of flags — but his size and athleticism should be of interest for many NFL teams as the second day of the draft ends and the third begins.