Justin Shaffer

Justin Shaffer

Measurements
  • Height
    6037
  • Hand
    10
  • VJ
    25.5
  • Weight
    314lbs
  • Arm
    33 1/4
  • Speed
    5.14
OG Combine Averages
  • Height
    6042
  • Hand
    9 3/4
  • VJ
    -
  • Weight
    314lbs
  • Arm
    33 1/4
  • Speed
    5.23
Luke Carr - Scout
Justin Shaffer
  • Overall Rank
    125
  • Position Rank
    9
  • Position
    OG
  • Age
    24.0 Years
  • Team
    GEORGIA

Stats

Year Starts Games Sacks Allowed Hits Allowed Pressures Pressure %
2019 2 6 0 0 0 0.0%
2020 10 10 1 3 6 1.8%
2021 15 15 4 1 14 3.4%

Build

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

Adequate height, weight and length for the next level. Has a thick body from head to toe - lots of mass around the legs and arms in particular. Missed 9 games at the end of the 2019 season due to a neck injury. Played 835/952 (88%) of offensive snaps in 2021.

  • Size
    6
  • Length
    6
  • Frame/Durability
    6
Grade 6.0

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

He's a bull in a china shop - throws himself at defenders and is willing to put his body on the line, often without a great deal of technique though. Takes a while to decide which player to pick up in pass pro and doesn't seem to communicate effectively with those around him to identify which defender to block pre-snap. Needs to look for work earlier in the rep duing pass pro instead of 3s after the snap, not long before the ball comes out.

  • Toughness
    5
  • Instincts
    4
  • Effort/Motor
    5
Grade 4.7

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Adequate explosiveness during run blocking reps, but shows average speed to get to defenders at the second level and in space and average flexibility is on display too. Limited body control is a problem, as he constantly strikes with his shoulders a long way in front of his feet, so there's no stable base and he finishes a lot of reps on the floor from overbalancing. Average change of direction, when blocking in space his hips appear stiff and cannot get the right angle to protect his ball carrier for a lot of time.

  • Explosiveness
    6
  • Speed
    5
  • Body Control
    4
  • Flexibility/Bend
    5
  • Change of Direction
    5
  • Play Strength
    6
Grade 5.2

Technical

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

Pass Pro - Average strike, he has a lot of "pop" in his hands to generate DL movement, but his hands are often misdirected and too wide, almost around the arms of the defender. For an IOL of his size, his anchor is limited as he gets long-armed by defenders who are shorter and have shorter arms, he needs to work on ensuring he maintains choppy feet instead of taking large, inefficient steps. Run Block - climbs to the second level effectively and quickly, occasionally at the expense of not making a good connection with the defender in front of him and allowing them a path into the backfield. Pulls down the LOS well and shows good composure on kickout blocks, often creating enough momentum to strike and force the defender away from the ball, opening a running lane. Performs well against smaller IDL, but matched up against DL of his own size, he seems more hesitant.

  • Pass Block
    5
  • Run Block
    6
  • Strike
    5
  • Second Level
    5
  • Pulling/Space Play
    6
  • Anchor
    4
  • Footwork
    5
  • Play Temperament
    6
Grade 5.3

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?
5th Year Senior who started 27 games and played in 53 during his whole time at Georgia. Earned All-SEC Second-Team (2021) and All-SEC Third-Team (2020) honors as well as being part of the 2021 National Championship winning UGA team. Has played both LG and RG and to speak on his play - there are constant mistakes that he needs to clean up such as overbalancing, hand strike and footwork but the intentions are there and there are solid traits especially in the run game to work with. Developmental, late Day 3 pick to be a backup covering both OG spots - and with some development could be a starter in a couple of years.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • v Kentucky
  • Oct - 16 - 2021
  • Performed well in high-anticipated matchup - great kickout blocks
  • iconWorst Game
  • v Alabama
  • Jan - 10 - 2022
  • Allowed 4 Hurries/Pressures and defenders got off his blocks easily in run game
Best Trait
Pulling
Pro Comparison
Nate Davis