Blaise Andries

Blaise Andries

Measurements
  • Height
    6060
  • Hand
    9 7/8
  • VJ
    30.5
  • Weight
    308lbs
  • Arm
    33 7/8
  • Speed
    5.1
OG Combine Averages
  • Height
    6042
  • Hand
    9 3/4
  • VJ
    -
  • Weight
    314lbs
  • Arm
    33 1/4
  • Speed
    5.23
Nathan Pratt - Scout
Blaise Andries
  • Overall Rank
    191
  • Position Rank
    15
  • Position
    OG
  • Age
    23.9 Years
  • Team
    MINNESOTA

Stats

Year Starts Games Sacks Allowed Hits Allowed Pressures Pressure %
2018 13 13 2 3 16 3.9%
2019 13 13 2 6 20 5.3%
2020 7 7 1 4 11 5.2%
2021 13 13 0 2 7 2.4%

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Above the line height with a large sturdy thick frame that appears to be maxed out with a thick strong lower body. Average arm length that is slightly longer than the average at guard in the NFL. Missed no games in his college career, starting in every game he appeared in while playing 830/890 Offensive snaps and 66 Special Teams snaps in 2021.

  • Size
    7
  • Length
    5
  • Frame/Durability
    7
Grade 6.3

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Adequate motor and plays with a high effort every play, seen consistently fighting play in and play out. Awareness and instincts are above the line and are better shown in the run game when in the open field and when combo blocking preparing to move to the second level. Consistently seen also scanning for any late threats in pass protection while also moving to help his OL out although he could do better helping them secure their blocks.

  • Toughness
    5
  • Instincts
    6
  • Effort/Motor
    6
Grade 5.7

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Average explosiveness out of his stance but once he gets moving, he has adequate straight-line speed and short are quickness. Body control is limited as he was seen consistently falling on the ground due to his tendencies to overextend while blocking another defender. Leverage and pad level was limited as well as his knee bend was not great and could be seen sometimes in his stance. Showed adequate COD in the second level, being able to stop and change to adjust to the defender. While also showing an ability to quickly shift in pass protection against speed rushers and counter moves. Play strength was average as he would get moved by bigger stronger defenders while not being able to consistently overpower and move smaller defenders.

  • Explosiveness
    5
  • Speed
    6
  • Body Control
    4
  • Flexibility/Bend
    4
  • Change of Direction
    6
  • Play Strength
    5
Grade 5.0

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Pass Block – Gets out of his stance with his hands in position ready to strike the defender while having smooth feet. When the defender gets on him, he demonstrates solid but inconsistent hand placement also showing a competency in his hand usage and fighting with the defender. His ability to mirror and match speed rushers is demonstrated consistently. His punch needs to be worked on as he rarely would knock a defender back or stop them in their tracks to allow him to reset. When bull rushed, he demonstrated an average anchor as he would be able to stonewall the weaker rushers but would get pushed back and compromise the pocket by stronger rushers who played with better leverage. Run Block – Demonstrated a consistent ability to reach the outside shoulder of the defender he was targeting on reach blocks on wide/outside zone plays while being able to seal his backside blocks. He did struggle maintaining his blocks on gap/power runs and frontside zone blocks. When asked to pull he showed an ability to pull and reach his landmark in time while also being able to secure his block. Also demonstrated good second level blocking consistency, consistently getting to and securing his blocks after securing the first level on his combo blocks. Did not drive LBs out of the hole but secured the block and got to them consistently. Needs to show more aggression in his blocking as he would not be aggressive enough and would not finish his blocks consistently and very rarely would he pancake defenders.

  • Pass Block
    5
  • Run Block
    5
  • Strike
    4
  • Second Level
    5
  • Pulling/Space Play
    5
  • Anchor
    5
  • Footwork
    5
  • Play Temperament
    4
Grade 4.8

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Blaise Andries finishes his career at Minnesota starting in 46/46 games he appeared in. Blaise earned AP All Big Ten Second Team in 2021 and All Big Ten Third Team (coaches vote) in 2021,2020 and 2019. He also was an Academic All Big Ten in 2021,2020,2019 and 2018. 4 Star recruit out of high school and universally regarded as the number 1 recruit in Minnesota. Blaise is late day 3/PFA prospect who will bring the team that drafts him an extremely versatile and experienced player as he has starting experience at every position along the offensive line besides center. His best fit is with a team that allows him to get into space and block while also executing reach blocks on wide/outside zone runs. Although he is not a day 1 starter, he shows the effort size and physical ability to potentially develop into a solid 6th OL for a team and maybe even an average starter for a team. He will need to work on his strength and tenacity as well as developing a better pad level as he will struggle against NFL competition.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • at Purdue
  • Jan - 01 - 1970
  • Zero Pressure allowed and consistently secured his 2nd level and LOS blocks
  • iconWorst Game
  • vs Ohio State
  • Jan - 01 - 1970
  • 4.3% Pressure rate while struggling to stay on his feet and win his blocks in the run game
Best Trait
2nd Level Blocking, Size and Durability
Pro Comparison
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