PFF scouting report: Landon Turner, OG, North Carolina

Mike Renner and the PFF draft analysts break down the play of UNC's Landon Turner ahead of the 2016 NFL draft.

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(Grant Halverson, Getty Images)

(Grant Halverson, Getty Images)

PFF scouting report: Landon Turner, OG, North Carolina


Below is the PFF draft profile for UNC’s Landon Turner, which incorporates PFF’s college grades and scouting intel from our team of analysts. To see all of PFF’s 2016 scouting reports, click here.

Position fit: Right guard; man/power scheme

Stats to know: Ranked eighth overall amongst draft-eligible guards

Combine stats:
Height: 6-4
Weight: 330
Arm length: 32 7/8 inches
Hand size: 10 3/8 inches
40-yard dash: 5.58 seconds
Bench: 30
Broad jump: 7-4
3-cone drill*: 8.20
20-yard shuttle*: 4.95 seconds
*Performed at pro day

What he does best:
— One of the biggest guards in the draft at 6-feet-4 and 330 pounds, put up 30 reps on the bench
— Size translates to power. Strength particularly evident on combination blocks, where he consistently generates significant vertical movement
— Also displays his power on down blocks, frequently collapses defensive lineman when he has a shade advantage. Fairly common for Turner to put opponents on their back
— Outstanding pull blocker, road-grader type. Delivers significant impact on contact. Widens the intended point of attack when required to pull out and lead
— Lower body strength matches his upper body, solid anchor in pass protection ensures he can hold up against bull rushes. Rarely cedes ground to power moves
– Flashes awareness to recognize stunts in pass protection. Keeps his head on a swivel to locate defensive lineman rushing from unexpected angles

Biggest concern:
— Terribly non-athletic. Asking him to change direction is a chore
— Marginal athleticism highlighted in pass protection. Lacks the foot quickness to stick with more agile rushers
— Ineffective at the second level and when blocking for screens. Would rather be in a phone-booth than in space. Struggles to sustain blocks against linebackers
— A good number of miscommunications in pass protection to his side

Bottom line: Landon Turner was a major reason North Carolina were so successful in 2015. He may well prove an absolute steal for a power team on Day 3. Although he is less effective in pass protection, Turner still only allowed eight combined pressures (one sack, two hits and five hurries) last season. He is a man-blocking offensive line coaches’ dream, offering the versatility to double-team, down block or pull through the hole. Turner has the potential to make an impact on Sundays.

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