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IOL Zach Larsen, Southern Utah

#58 Zach Larsen
HT: 6’1″
WT: 305 lbs
DOB: 6/15/1995
Year: Senior
High School: Jordan (Draper, Utah)
Accolades: College Gridiron Showcase. 2017 Third Team All-FCS American, First Team All-Big Sky. 2018 First Team All-FCS American, First Team All-Big Sky. 2019 Remington Award, First Team All-FCS American, First-Team All-Big Sky.

Scouting Report: IOL Zach Larsen, Southern Utah

Athleticism: Zach Larsen shows exceptional athleticism on the field as an interior offensive lineman. He can be used to pull and has very quick feet that help his lateral movement speed and quickness.

Power/Strength: Larsen has excellent strength. He shows tremendous power in both his lower and upper body. He balances himself very well while engaged.

Pass Blocking: I think that Larsen will struggle with anchoring at the next level as he struggled against some of the FBS interior guys. That being said, the bend trait is there, so if he can learn to anchor properly, he can be a very effective pass blocker.

Run Blocking: Strong run blocker. Shows good technique and moves people with lateral strength. He’s an absolute lockdown run blocker. Smart, moves onto the second level and can impact run lanes on multiple levels throughout a play.

Mental Aspects

Football IQ/Awareness: Sometimes, I think Larsen struggles a bit with tunnel vision, where he focuses on one player and one block instead of moving to impact multiple points of the play.

Leadership/Personality: N/A.

Overall

Zach Larsen definitely shows a lot of those traits that you want to see in an interior offensive lineman, especially a center. He’s a strong, quick individual and the snap doesn’t seem to affect the timing of his setting. I think with his combination of quickness and power, Larsen is an intriguing prospect for NFL teams to look on. I like him as a mid-day three guy, because of the lack of competition and the reps that we saw of him against stiffer competition his flaws became more visible. I think he’s a very strong developmental prospect who can be starting in the league in the next couple of years.

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