Draft Profile: Adam Stenavich

GoBlueWolverine's Josh Turel breaks down the draft prospects of this year's departing Wolverines. The focus of this report is OL, Adam Stenavich.

Adam Stenavich
Offensive Tackle
Projected As: Offensive Guard
5th Year Senior
6’4, 309

Testing: Michigan Pro Day
5.6 Forty Yard Dash
4.82 Short Shuttle
7.91 Three Cone
24-inch Vertical
7 ft 9 in. Broad Jump

Workout Comments:
The 40 yard dash time will certainly be looked down upon. His short shuttle time was one of the better ones put up by lineman his size. On the other hand, his three cone time is decent for his position, but should be better at his size.

Positives:
Being a three year starter is certainly a plus for Stenavich. He has the build of a guard and is flexible for a lineman his size. Has polished technique and plays with a good pad level. Excellent toughness and has a nasty streak. Should be able to be a solid pass blocker inside. He shows decent explosion, gets good pop with his hands, and wins most of the initial battles with defenders. Offers versatility and can move to tackle in emergency situations. Two time All-Conference player.

Negatives:
Stenavich struggles with speed rushers on the edge, which lends to the idea that he'll have to move inside at the professional level. That said, some scouts still question whether or not he can transition to the inside. He doesn’t have a lot of experience pulling and could have trouble reaching linebackers at the second level. He also needs to improve his overall power and lower leg drive.

Overall:
Learning a new position is never easy but Adam Stenavich is capable of doing it. He is a tough player which is the main ingredient of being an NFL type guard. Stenavich will likely go to a team that still focuses on a power running game. Zone blocking teams won’t see as much value in him because he lacks the experience, mobility, and pulling ability for that scheme. Teams that employ power schemes like the Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, and Dallas Cowboys will find much greater value in him as a backup guard. As of right now, scouts are projecting him to go between the 5th and 6th rounds.

NFL Comparison:
Russ Hochstein, New England Patriots
Jonathan Goodwin, New York Jets
Martin Bibla, Atlanta Falcons

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