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2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Kyle Hergel, OL, Boston College

Kyle Hergel is an intelligent athlete and gritty player who recently transferred to Boston College from Texas State. Hula Bowl scout Brandon Harston breaks down Hergel as an NFL Prospect in his report.

Player Data

Name, Jersey #Kyle Hergel, #60
School (Code)MABC
DOB, Class YrGR/TR (4-year RS/SR)
Height, Weight6017, 314
40 Yd Dash5.05e
Arms, Hands3248, 1048
Honors/Captainship2022 All-Sun Belt Third Team (Coaches/Media)2022 PFF All-Sun Belt First Team2021 All-Sun Belt Honorable Mention (Coaches/Media)2021 PFF All-Sun Belt Second Team2021 Phil Steele All-Sun Belt Fourth Team
Season Viewed (yr)2021,2022
Games Watched2021-GASO,2022-LASW
Scout Name / DateBrandon Harston, 7/28/2023

Per Year Stats (Most Recent First)

2022878 snaps played (29 FG/PAT), including 849 on offensive plays and 845 at right guard, 43rd-rated in the nation in PFF pass-blocking grades (No. 3 in Sun Belt), played LG, RT, and Blocking TE, Tabbed as the No. 20 interior offensive lineman in the nation by PFF going into the season.
2021GP 12/ GS 12, 859 snaps played (855 at RG, 4 at LG)
2020Started all 5 games in the 2020-21 spring season….Did not appear in the FCS playoffs
2019(Redshirt Freshman): Appeared in all 12 games and started all 12 at right guard … Named the FCS Independent’s Newcomer of the Year…..Appeared in one game in 2018 as a true freshman.

Player Summary:

4-year RS SR OL who started in 41 of 43 games in which he has played multiple positions on the offensive line with no known impactful injuries. Played two years at Texas State where he started all 12 games and made an immediate impact on the offensive line. During his career has primarily played Right Guard, but also has spent some time at Left Guard, Right Tackle, and blocking TE, which speaks to his FBI and his ability to switch positions and still be an effective blocker. Marginal height and average weight with an athletic build with the ability to pack on muscle. Solid athletic ability with adequate short-range quickness and agility, and marginal open-field speed. Good pre-snap recognition of blitzes and stunts. Solid competitor in finishing blocks down the field and showing good mental toughness on offensive penalties or failed plays. Shows solid playing strength at the POA, stays in an athletic position with solid hand placement in the run game, and stops bull rushers (even those that are bigger and heavier than him). Anchors really well in the passing game and show solid ability in cleaning up gaps and being active through the whistle. Adequate blocker in the zone scheme on the 1st level defender. Does a good job working in concert with the center or tackle clearing the defender, but is marginal when getting to the second-level defender in maintaining positional leverage. Displays solid traits in the gap scheme as the double team/chip and works well up to the LBer sealing off the block. Marginal in space as the puller in power or counter plays.

Scheme Fit:

Gap scheme, Zone

Power Statement:

Kyle is a Lineman with a good upside. Has a Solid FBI and has played almost every position on the offensive line. He displays solid playing strength in the run game and passing game. Lacks some open-field speed and quickness to secure blocks at the 2nd and 3rd level, but is very accurate and heavy-handed with his strikes.  Stays active on his blocks and can finish defenders.

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