Matt Waletzko

Matt Waletzko

Measurements
  • Height
    6075
  • Hand
    10 1/4
  • VJ
    30
  • Weight
    312lbs
  • Arm
    36 1/8
  • Speed
    5.03
OT Combine Averages
  • Height
    6052
  • Hand
    10
  • VJ
    27 2/3
  • Weight
    313lbs
  • Arm
    34
  • Speed
    5.25
- Scout
Matt Waletzko
  • Overall Rank
    145
  • Position Rank
    17
  • Position
    OT
  • Team
    NORTH DAKOTA

Stats

Year Starts Games Sacks Allowed Hits Allowed Pressures Pressure %
2019 5 9
2020 7 7
2021 9 9

Build

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

Waletzko shows outatanding length and height with average size for the position. He has an overall tall/lean build that has wide shoulders average width in hips and skinnier legs. He missed most of the 2019 with a season ending injury but then started every game since. He has a very large frame that could be filled out more in his legs, butt and core.

  • Size
    5
  • Length
    8
  • Frame/Durability
    5
Grade 6.0

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Waletzko is a tough minded blocker who shows an adequate motor. He isn't afraid to be physical at the LOS and is scrappy when blocking inside. His instincts are average due to his tendency to lock on to down linemen. His eyes tell where he is going and he rarely strays away from his initial target. Saw edge rushers and off-ball blitzers that were showning surprise his gap.

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

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Waletzko shows adequate explosiveness off the LOS with his first step when in-line blocking. His get off and pad level are the best in this scheme of the game. He shows enough mobility and speed to be effective in the open field and on the second level. His COD is average because of his foot speed and pace when redirecting inside. Waletzko showed average play strength in pass protection and zone blocking but looked strong when leveraged and physical in the run game.

  • Explosiveness
    6
  • Speed
    6
  • Body Control
    6
  • Flexibility/Bend
    5
  • Change of Direction
    5
  • Play Strength
    5
Grade 5.5

Technical

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

Waletzko is an impactful in-line run blocker that understands how to use a narrow base to initiate contact then churn through with his hips. His initial strike is hard and physical when he times up his foot strike and hip drive off the LOS. In zone schemed plays, he can get high hipped but gets to his mark most of the time. He looks to survive and eat up space rather than dominate at full speed. During vertical sets, he tends to get very wide with his feet and wind up his strike while selling out forward. He wins with a combination of length and well timed hand strikes against less lengthy oppenents.

  • Run Block
    6
  • Pass Block
    5
  • Strike/Punch
    6
  • Disposition
    6
  • Second Level Ability
    6
  • Pull/Trap Ability
    5
  • Footwork
    4
  • Anchor
    5
Grade 5.4

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?
Waletzko projects as a back-up left tackle in year one with the ability to develop into a moderate starter. He shows promising run blocking leverage and tenacity when in-line blocking and has the ideal length of a left tackle. He will need to obtain more gurth in his legs/core and learn to use proper leverage in all blocking situations in order to become a consistent starter. Overall, Waletzko has the physical tools and good enough flexibility to become an eventual starter once he fills out his frame.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • Utah State
  • Jan - 01 - 1970
  • iconWorst Game
  • North Dakota State
  • Jan - 01 - 1970
Best Trait
In-Line Blocking
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